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Food Product Packaging: Marketing & the Nutrition Facts Label
How can you choose healthier foods by reading the nutritional labels? Your class will discover how companies market food items to make them enticing and how to check the food labels of those items to see if they are healthy. They listen to a lecture and then work in small groups to practice finding nutritional information on the side of a cereal box.
4th - 6th Health 50 Views 276 Downloads
Nutrition and the Elderly
Study the nutrition of elderly people and how it helps them to remain independent and healthy. Learners investigative the nutrition concerns of the elderly. MyPlate, vitamine requirements and sensory changes in the elderly are discussed. Note: The lesson would be great for 12th graders thinking about working as a CNA.
12th - Higher Ed Health 17 Views 59 Downloads
Plant Parts You Eat
Plants provide a variety of delicious foods essential for human survival. In the fourth lesson of this series on food science, young scientists investigate common fruits, vegetables, and grains in order to determine which plant part is represented by each.
K - 5th Science 47 Views 33 Downloads
"Energy Plus!" from Together Counts is three days worth of lessons, discussions, and activities about nutrition. The materials help you teach youngsters about eating healthy and burning calories. Energy in and energy out. Included are information on nutrition labels and food groups, links to fact sheets, a worksheet, and the website for dietary guidelines.
3rd - 5th Health 11 Views 23 Downloads
Eating healthy can be a challenge, especially for people with special dietary needs. After learning about standard nutritional needs for adults, learners take on the role of a dietician and work together to create a menu for one of the following unique nutritional needs:
- High blood pressure
- Lactose intolerance
- Type 2 diabetes
- High performance athletes
3rd - 12th Science 155 Views 113 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Nutrition & You
Complete a unit on diet and nutrition with young learners. They will explore various websites, create a food pyramid, categorize foods into food groups, list the benefits of various types of foods, evaluate a fast food meal, and identify a myth about candy.
K - 3rd Health 28 Views 262 Downloads
Sports Nutrition and Performance
Take a look at this nutrition lesson which is specifically geared for high school competitive athletes. This is a comprehensive lesson and is worth perusing if you are serious about having your athletes understand how important food is to their performance levels.
9th - 12th Physical Education 58 Views 99 Downloads
Junk Food Jungle
Students become familiar with the nutritional value of foods advertised on television and in magazines. They discuss different types of foods and where snack food fits into a healthy diet. They categorize the foods they eat as healthy or unhealthy.
4th - 6th Health 48 Views 52 Downloads
Fit With Fiber
Sixth graders investigate the nutritional value of different types of cereal. They take a survey of students that ate breakfast and create a circle graph with the results. Students examine the nutritional information on the sides of the boxes of cereal and discuss the meanings.
6th Math 8 Views 51 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review The Origins of Civilization and Agriculture: Integrating the Study of Food
What role has food played in the rise and changing nature of civilizations? Here you'll find a fantastic set of lessons and materials on such topics as where food is grown in the United States, the food of ancient peoples, sustainability, and the connection between food and the world economy.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Simple Keys and Nutrition
An inventive and engaging lesson on nutrition, food groups, and the food pyramid is here for you. In it, young dieticians learn about the basics of nutrition. They use the book, Frog and Toad are Friends, to help them foster discussion about healthy eating, and utilize a nifty worksheet embedded in the plan that helps them understand what food group certain foods belong in.
3rd Language Arts 13 Views 33 Downloads
This lesson seems pretty advanced for K-2nd graders, but there are some pieces that can be used with young learners. Look through this comprehensive, fact-filled lesson and pull out information and activities that you can adapt to fit your grade level needs.
K - 2nd Health 3 Views 8 Downloads
The Great Whole Grain Cereal and Oatmeal Chapter
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.
Higher Ed Health 5 Views 19 Downloads
Young scholars 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 young scholars 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.
K - 6th Health 3 Views 12 Downloads
Grains and Food
Gather up a variety of foods made from grains. Cereal, oats, pasta, rice, breads, cookies, crackers, to name a few. Put them in plastic containers or plastic bags. Then do a show-and-tell type demonstration and present all the types of grains and grain products that were brought in.
1st Health 3 Views 2 Downloads
My Favorite Breakfast Foods
Learners evaluate the nutritional content of their favorite breakfast foods using the food pyramid to create a graph of the grains, fruits, vegetables, milk products, meats, and beans contained in the breakfast. They then design a breakfast that contains the proper amounts from the five food groups.
K - 2nd Health 19 Views 71 Downloads
Identify and develop health food choices with your class. Start by having them develop a healthy menu. They will also identify and record healthy serving sizes of nutritious foods. Then use the Food Pyramid as a guide as they develop a menu for a healthy breakfast and snack.
4th Health 4 Views 20 Downloads
Your Nutrition Needs
It takes some work to ensure you have a balanced diet, but once you know the types of foods that are good for you, it becomes second nature. In the sixth of seven lessons about energy and nutrition, learners create a healthy eating plan using resources from the USDA.
3rd - 12th Science 79 Views 49 Downloads