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Nutrition 2: Good Food, Good Health
Students use internet resources research more about how eating good and bad food can affect their health. Students study the food pyramid and examine how important it is to eat from all food groups. Discussion questions are provided, along with extension activities.
5th - 7th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
Breakfast of Champions
Second graders classify foods using the food pyramid and write about the foods they eat. They distinguish between healthy and junk food and make healthy choices for their meals. They listen to the story "No Peas for Nellie" and discuss likes and dislikes.
2nd Health 3 Views 1 Download
Eating and Being Healthy
Students investigate healthy lifestyles by examining the food pyramid and performing physical activities. In this personal health instructional activity, students discuss their own diets and how it compares to the food pyramid. Students participate in a relay race with their classmates in order to demonstrate good exercising habits.
2nd - 3rd Health 3 Views 12 Downloads
Food Safety and Nutrition
Sixth graders identify microorganisms that cause food borne illnesses and how to prevent the spread of these illnesses. They categorize food into the food pyramid, complete a food diary for one day, discuss and observe recommended serving sizes, and read a sanitation study guide.
6th Health 5 Views 14 Downloads
Obesity, Eating Habits and Weight Loss
Students conduct Internet research, view film and participate in class discussion to identify the problem and causes of obesity in America. They evaluate the food pyramid and break down the nutritional components of fast food and frozen meals.
6th - 12th Health 6 Views 20 Downloads
The Five Food Groups - Introduction to Nutrition
Students study the five food groups as an introduction to nutrition. In this nutrition lesson, students learn about which foods belong in each of the five food groups and they determine the need to eat a healthy diet. They keep a journal of the food that they eat over a weekend before comparing the food to the food pyramid.
3rd - 5th Health 18 Views 74 Downloads
Five-Alive: The Value of Fruits and Vegetables
Students discuss importance of proper nutrition in staying healthy, examine food pyramid chart and identify different vegetables or fruits via eye gaze, and sample different vegetables or fruits at snack or lunch time.
K - 5th Health 4 Views 11 Downloads
My Healthy Diet
First graders draw and label a food pyramid. Using the pyramid and the internet, 1st graders create their own healthy diet. They use educational technology to fill their plate with healthy choices for their diet. Once students have completed putting "food on their plate," they save the document to show to the teacher.
1st Health 3 Views 8 Downloads
Studying the Food Pyramid
Students have a cooking day. In this healthy eating instructional activity, students use pictures from a magazine to illustrate the food groups. Students record the foods they eat and then see if they are eating enough from each food group.
1st - 3rd Health 3 Views 0 Downloads
It's Sugar Time!
Fifth graders review the Food Pyramid. They examine several breakfast cereal labels and determine how much sugar is in each. They discuss these amounts and whether or not they are surprised by the results. They discuss the amount of sugar they consume and ways they could reduce their sugar intake.
5th Health 3 Views 7 Downloads