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Pupils are given paper plates and pictures of food. They are to glue the foods they would eat that would make a balanced meal.
Fifth graders, in groups, research and create a poster or brochure examining the new food pyramid. They create a one-day menu that satisfies the requirements.
Students investigate human needs and how they have adapted to different environments. They complete an experiment to discover the effect of stress on muscles. They use the food pyramid to create a plan for healthy eating.
Fifth graders (fifth graders) are asked by the kindergarten teacher to help her teach her class about nutrition- the food pyramid and healthy snacks. The 5th grades use Internet resources to gather information about the food groups and their nutritional value, and incorporate that information in a PowerPoint Presentation for their kindergarten book buddies.
Students explore the five food groups as well as the specific foods found in each of these groups.
Students make cards, watch videos, and make food all to promote a healthy heart. In this heart lesson plan, students also discuss active lifestyles they can lead.
Lesson 7 from Do Something, Inc. of their Eating Healthy unit focuses on BMI - body mass index. There is a link for your learners to calculate where they fall on the BMI spectrum. They can click on the website and enter their birthdate and current weight. Using this information, a calculation will be made. This might help kids think a little more about their eating and exercising habits. Perhaps they will even consider making changes to their lifestyle.
First graders, after reviewing the food pyramid, look for fat, sugar, and salt in food.
Students participate in a relay to complete their food pyramid. They take turns riding a scooter to the "store." Each student brings back an item to complete their food pyramid.
Third graders determine if they are eating healthy. In this healthy living lesson plan, 3rd graders watch a video titled Happy Health and review the food pyramid. Students create a spreadsheet where they list their food intake for the week and determine if they are eating what the food pyramid recommends.
Young scholars identify the food groups. In this nutrition activity, students read the book Staying Healthy, Eating Right and identify the food groups. Young scholars cut out pictures of foods and glue them onto tag board. Students place the cards into the correct food groups.
Seventh graders describe the healthy choices about food. In this nutrition lesson, 7th graders use the food pyramid to help them in making nutritious choices. Students discuss their diet and talk about how it can be improved.
First graders demonstrate that eating combinations of food is very healthy. They discover that foods we eat today are similar to the foods the Pilgrims ate by categorizing the foods on poster board paper.
Learners use the Internet to learn of, and research, information on health and nutrition. They study the six essential nutrients and explore the Food Pyramid.
Students listen to the book, Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving. They rotate through five motor skills stations, with each station simulating an event from the book.
Students identify an assortment of foods from all of the food groups, then discuss each type of foods' benefits and what happens to the body if it does not get these foods. They classify the foods according to the food groups.
Young scholars review a variety of foods and classify them into food groups. They identify the benefits of each food group to our bodies and consider how deficiencies of these groups affect humans. They sort pictures, view a video and write stories.
Fourth graders identify different food groups, identify foods belonging to each food group, and recognize the nutritional value of each food group. They interpret key portions of food labels such as: serving size, calories, fat, carbohydrates, and vitamins.
Students examine the food pyramid. In this nutrition lesson, students discuss the food pyramid and identify foods that belong in each category.
Young scholars create their own food plan that fits in the food pyramid. In this investigative lesson students study the food pyramid and create their own meal plans according to the chart.