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Young scholars explore healthy eating. In this healthy eating lesson, students discover how important it is to eat a helathy breakfast. Young scholars 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.
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.
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. 
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.
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.
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 lesson, students create a book called "My Family's Healthy Habits." Students personalize their books with their families and share with the class.
Young scholars identify and classify the items in a healthy diet. In this dietary lesson plan, 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.
Young scholars 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.  Young scholars utilize images of the food groups to place on a place mat which they display in their class. 
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.
For this healthy eating worksheet, students 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.
Learners 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.
Students create and illustrate a daily menu with nutritional value. In this nutrition lesson plan, students discuss healthy eating, and factors that contribute to eating habits and then plan their menu.
Students investigate the benefits of eating different food often.  In this healthy eating instructional activity, students discuss the different food groups and how often a person should eat an item from those groups.  Students create and share a list of different menu ideas for meals and snacks that would keep them energized and healthy. 
Young writers compose an article on the benefits of healthy eating. They are coached on how to use the passive voice in their writing. On the whiteboard, they brainstorm ideas of why healthy eating is important, then use those ideas to construct their articles. Each youngster orally shares his final draft with the class.
Students 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.
Students recognize that healthy food gives you better ability to concentrate and makes you more willing to learn.  In this healthy food lesson, students choose food from Canada's food guide to create a healthy lunch and healthy snack.
Students practice eating healthy by investigating food labels.  In this dietary instructional activity, students discover the ingredients used in their everyday food by reading the nutrition labels on the products.  Students work in small groups to create poster presentations based on a single food group.
Students review healthy eating habits, and demonstrate reading comprehension skills, including reading strategies, inference, literal meaning, and critical analysis.