Healthy Eating Teacher Resources
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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.
5th - 12th Health
What's That Food?
Get things cooking with the first lesson in this series on the science of food. Working in small groups, young scientists make and record observations about different mystery foods. These descriptions are then shared with the class and facilitate a discussion on the six basic food groups.
K - 5th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Writing An Article
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.
4th - 8th English Language Arts
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.
7th - 12th Health
Using Pop Art Imagery to Inspire Healthy Eating
Create a visual art project about obesity. In this art instructional activity, 8th graders research and explain the importance of eating healthy and exercise. They document their eating habits in their journal and analyze it.
8th Visual & Performing Arts
Mission Nutrition: Body Signals
Middle schoolers 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. Middle schoolers decide on a creative project they will complete to demonstrate their understanding of healthy eating.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
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.
2nd - 4th Health
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.
1st - 5th Science
Mission 4: Exploring Body Systems
Learners 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.
4th - 5th English Language Arts
"Youth Obesity: Schools Fight Back” Language Arts Lesson Plan
Kids fight obesity by comparing the USDA food intake suggestions to what they personally consume throughout the day. They watch a video, read texts, and explore related vocabulary which they use as they compose an oral presentation. Hand outs and video links are included.
7th - 12th Health CCSS: Designed
Students read The Hungry Caterpillar to examine healthy eating habits. For this food and nutrition lesson, students role play the various responsibilities during family mealtime. They will discuss the struggles of healthy eating, and the planning and preparing of meals as a family.
8th - Higher Ed Health
The Ugly Vegetables: Veggie Wrap Sandwich
The Ugly Vegetables is a book that introduces young children to some of the lesser-known veggies. With healthy eating and Chinese cooking as the theme of the instructional activity, children will discuss how healthy food can stimulate the five senses.
K - 3rd Health