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Help your youngsters learn the basics about food groups, healthy eating, and balanced meals as they feed bears, prepare penguins for a party, and help a group of animals make magic potions.
Blast Off with Healthy Eating
Students explore healthy eating. For this healthy eating lesson, students discover how important it is to eat a helathy breakfast. Students draw pictures of a healthy breakfast, discuss healthy foods and sing songs about healthy eating.
A highly informative presentation focuses on healthy diets, food facts, the food pyramid, and healthy eating myths. There is a lot of great information in this PowerPoint, and a really fun interactive component. Perfect for your upper elementary pupils.
High schoolers devise their own scheme for encouraging healthy eating and discuss health eating. They prepare a talk for younger students from the government to promote healthy eating.
The Abc's of Healthy Eating
Students examine healthy eating as it relates to physical and mental health. In this the abc's of healthy eating lesson, students discuss the effects of unhealthy eating habits. Students examine the My Pyramid Food Guidance System as a graphic for Americans to make healthful food choices. Students review the different food groups and their calories and the importance of physical activity as part of a healthy lifestyle.
Students study the dietary guidelines and what they do. In this healthy eating lesson students study nutrition labels and calorie needs.
Snack Smart, Move More
What do lowfat yogurt, baby carrots, fresh fruit, and rice cakes have in common? They are all healthy snacks that can be eaten daily. Investigate healthy eating/snacking guidelines, learn how to make lowfat ice cream and practice some exercises designed to get you moving. Everything you need to help you make healthy choices is included.
Mission Nutrition: Body Signals
Students discover the tell tale signs of a body that needs nutrients. In this healthy eating lesson, students keep a food journal for a day and discuss with their class at what points they felt their body telling them something. Students decide on a creative project they will complete to demonstrate their understanding of healthy eating.
Students investigate the importance of healthy eating and physical activity. In this healthy foods instructional activity, students create a book called "My Family's Healthy Habits." Students personalize their books with their families and share with the class.
Modeling Good Eating
Students identify and classify the items in a healthy diet. In this dietary lesson, students listen to a song about healthy eating while listening for good snack foods. They use pictures of the snacks to complete a large chart by classifying the foods in the proper category.
Students investigate healthy eating habits by studying the food pyramid. In this personal health lesson, students write a recipe for a healthy meal including one item from each section of the four food groups. Students utilize images of the food groups to place on a place mat which they display in their class.
Introduction to the Food Pyramid
Students review information on the food pyramid, either in printed works or on the Internet, to research healthy eating habits.
Mission 4: Exploring Body Systems
Students discover how nutrition impacts major body systems. In this nutrition lesson, students brainstorm how they think the digestive system works and discuss how essential nutrients impact major body systems. They work in groups to research different body systems, and each group creates a poster and slogan to promote healthy eating.
Health and Nutrition Lesson Plan: Learning Healthy Eating Habits With Junk Food Jack and Healthy Harry
Learners distinguish healthy foods from junk foods. For this personal health and nutrition lesson, students make Junk Food Jack and Healthy Harry. Learners use the puppets to role play discussion about healthy eating.
Healthy Eating Chart
In this healthy eating chart worksheet, students keep track of the number of fruits and vegetables eaten daily as they mark them in the appropriate boxes.
Students create a restaurant and plan for its customers and create menus. In this healthy eating instructional activity, students create a multimedia project about the restaurant. Students will devise their flyer, advertisement and menu. students will decide what clientele they want to attract.
Chew on This
In this healthy eating instructional activity, learners read an excerpt on eating healthy and understanding the risks of eating fast food. The packet is a 13 page cross-circular project involving a number of subjects all pertaining to the Chew on This reading.
Food - What's in It for You?
Students examine healthy eating and nutrition. They read and discuss articles, and create a list of ten healthy eating tips in the form of a poster, newspaper article, or presentation.
Health and Nutrition
Students use the internet to gather information about healthy eating habits. They create a drawing of the food pyramid and their own five-day menu using all of the food groups. They compare and contrast the nutritional information of fast food meals as well.
Want Ad: Healthy Eater
Students to explain the differences between healthy and unhealthy eating habits and what steps they need to take in order to make healthy eating choices.