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Eat Less Fat, Saturated Fat, And Cholesterol
Students simulate the clogging of an artery with cholesterol by creating a paper towel roll model of an artery. They discuss the three types of cholesterol and their effects on the heart then they compare the fat and cholesterol content in different foods.
5th - 8th Health
The Truth About Eggs
Students discover what types of food contain cholesterol. They identify foods that contain less cholesterol, examine nutritional information about eggs and explore how to fit eggs into a healthy diet. They modify their diet to help maintain healthy cholesterol levels.
Higher Ed Health
Students discuss how bacteria contributes to a variety of food products. They evaluate efforts to market food products supplemented with specific types of beneficial bacteria called probiotics. Students investigate the differences between regular yogurt and yogurt advertised as probiotic and participate in a taste test.
6th - 12th Science
New Review Health
Are your English language learners feeling unwell? Provide them with the tools to express how they are feeling and to talk about health in general. Included here are discussion activities, vocabulary, listening activities, grammar exercises, and writing prompts.
6th - 12th English Language Arts
Dietician - Nutritionist
There are so many different career opportunities in the health care field. Have learners explore what it takes to be a dietician or a nutritionist. They'll view a PowerPoint on each occupation and take mini-quizzes while they watch. A second day extension activity has learners making a high calorie foods more healthy by swapping normal ingredients for lower calorie ingredients.
7th - 8th Health
Activity and Exercise
Leave it to the classic jump rope to get your class excited about physical activity! Your class will begin by discussing the benefits of jumping rope as a form of exercise and learning a few different types of jumps. Then in groups of four, your young athletes will engage in various activities that will build in progression, and ultimately lead to independent jump rope practice.
3rd - 8th Science
Should the Use of Trans Fats in Foods be Regulated?
As part of a series of exercises that prepare learners to engage in meaningful, academic discussion of controversial issues, individuals interview classmates and record their responses on the provided opinion continuum. To prepare for the activity, class members read an annotated academic text, a fact sheet, and an evidence and perspectives sheet of information about the use of trans fats in foods.
7th - 10th English Language Arts
Blood Cell Basics
Students design a proportional model of blood out of red gelatin, a plastic bag, and rice. They study the components that make up blood and investigate what happens when the arteries in different scenerios. They work in pairs in order to figure out ways to clean out our clogged arteries.
3rd - 5th Science
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
Considering the Possible Benefits and Risks, is Becoming a Vegetarian a Smart Decision?
This skill-building activity encourages learners to evaluate evidence and to use strong evidence to support a stance on a controversial issue. Individuals use bar graphs to rate the strength of arguments for the benefits and risks in becoming a vegetarian and then discuss their ratings with a partner.
7th - 10th English Language Arts
Lesson 12: What Reasonable Conclusions are Possible?
Oftentimes, we jump to conclusions when we are given a limited amount of information. Take a look at reasonable conclusions with your communications studies class. If-clauses, dichotomous thinking, and assumptions are all covered with examples of scenarios.
11th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
"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
Exercise and Your Heart
Take a look at this four-page handout on exercise and the heart. Heart disease is the number one killer in the US, and most of that could be prevented. Learn about the benefits of physical activity and a longer healthier life. Check out some myths about exercise and what it really takes to stay in shape.
6th - 10th Health