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Diet: Cereal Grains and Nutrition
Young scholars identify the nutritional value of various cereal grains. Without adding sugar, they cook with grains and compare the taste to cereal containing sugar. In addition, students complete worksheets about the different grains, noting their characteristics.
9th - 12th Health 6 Views 6 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
Students watch television commercials, then analyze the nutritional value of the cereals. In 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.
K - 6th Health 3 Views 11 Downloads
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 47 Views 274 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 16 Views 58 Downloads
Key to Good Health #1: Nutrition
Students learn tips for healthy eating. In this nutrition lesson, students learn about the four main food groups, view a food pyramid, and get tips on how to get the most nutrition out of their meals. Students also learning about eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia.
6th - 8th Health 4 Views 40 Downloads
Exploring Grains: For the Love of Fuel and Fiber
Fourth graders examine the health benefits of whole grain food. For 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.
4th Health 3 Views 2 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 10 Views 22 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
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 26 Views 260 Downloads
The Whole Trut about Whole Grain Breads
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.
Higher Ed Health 4 Views 19 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 53 Views 97 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 41 Views 29 Downloads
Getting the Whole Grain Story
Students studying healthy habits for older adults, review the concept of whole grains and whole grain foods. They discuss the benefits of eating whole grain foods and discover tips for reading labels and finding foods that are whole grain.
Higher Ed Health 4 Views 8 Downloads
Importance of Whole Grain Foods and Calcium-Rich Foods
Young scholars investigate whole grains. In this healthy eating habits lesson plan, students explore whole grain seeds and discuss their nutritional value. Young scholars discover how many servings of whole grains and dairy products are necessary for good health.
3rd - 5th Health 3 Views 9 Downloads