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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.
In this health worksheet, high schoolers find the words that are related to cholesterol and treatments for it. The answers are found at the bottom of the page.
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.
January can be a time to delve into a science lesson about nutrition through a discussion of whole grains, like oatmeal.
Sixth graders examine the health benefits of rice. For this food benefits lesson, 6th graders discover the nutritious benefits of rice. Students research Celiac Sprue disease and how rice benefits the people with this disease.
Students name 3 health benefits of eating beans. In this adult health lesson plan, students identify various beans they can get with their WIC vouchers. They discuss ways to adapt a certain recipe to their family's needs.
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.
In this cholesterol and carbohydrates worksheet, learners answer multiple choice questions on cholesterol and carbohydrates. Students complete 4 questions.
Students identify the health risks associated with trans fats. For this adult health lesson, students examine food labels for hydrogenated oils content. They discuss the benefits and sources of omega-3s.
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. This is the first resource in a series of fitness and physical activity lessons.
This activity 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 activity and pull out information and activities that you can adapt to fit your grade level needs. Younger children will need help with reading and understanding the nutrition fact labels, but there is a grocery store activity that would be fun for them. 
The role of fat as a nutrient that provides a source of concentrated energy and is also necessary for the body to utilize other nutrients, namely some important vitamins.
Students analyze the nutritional content of different cereals. In this health science lesson, students apply their knowledge about nutrition to create a healthy granola cereal. They design a package and market their product.
Students investigate the implications of blood pressure. They use film canisters and balloons to build models that help them explain how blood pressure works.
Students work in teams to develop a presentation and handout representing a particular point of view in a genetically modified food debate. They synthesize their knowledge of food, food contamination, nutrition, and their issues, and present it persuasively to their peers.
Get your class into great shape by introducing them to the benefits of eating healthy snacks and engaing in regular exercise. This set of activities comes with all the worksheets and handouts needed to complete several weeks of nutrition training. Kids learn about the food pyramid, discuss healthy food, participate is exercise, and set personal fitness goals.
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. They try to include more whole grain cereals and oatmeal in their diets
Students discover the basic nutritional information for different foods.  In this nutrition lesson students classify items, identify what a balanced diet is and determine what recipes are healthy. 
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.
Students study nutrition and the facts about food labels.  In this investigative instructional activity students examine food labels and the health facts and serving sizes.

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