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- Estela H., Teacher
- Lewisville, TX
Grains Teacher Resources
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Students investigate the nutrition benefits of whole grain cereals and oatmeal. They decide to choose whole grain cereals and oatmeal. Students list the protective effects of whole grain cereal and oatmeal against heart disease, cancer and type II diabetes. They try to include more whole grain cereals and oatmeal in their diets
Fourth graders examine the health benefits of whole grain food. In this whole grain food lesson, 4th graders determine how consuming whole grain foods increases the consumption of fiber, and what health benefits are associated with this. They increase their own consumption of whole grains.
Students comprehend the nutrition benefits whole grain breads. They explore how to overcome the common barriers to eating whole grain bread. Students investigate how to choose and store whole grain breads. They comprehend the protective effects of whole grain bread against heart disease, cancer, and type 2 diabetes.
Third graders measure daily servings of grains (pasta, bread, cereal) according to the national food pyramid. In this health lesson, 3rd graders discuss the relationship between healthy serving sizes and weight management. Furthermore, students create a food diary managing their own nutrition intake.
Students watch television commercials, then analyze the nutritional value of the cereals. For this health and nutrition lesson, the teacher shows students several cereal commercials, then the students describe the cereals. Students read the nutritional label for each type of cereal, then look at how much sugar and salt is in each type of cereal and determine how healthy each type is.