Nutrition Teacher Resources
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Nutrition and Physical Education Activities in the Classroom
You can promote health and wellness using nutrition activities and lessons. With physical education activities and suggestions about snack times, you can help impvove the habits of the youngsters under your charge.
Nutrition and the Elderly
Study the nutrition of elderly people and how it helps them to remain independent and healthy. Learners investigative the nutrition concerns of the elderly. MyPlate, vitamine requirements and sensory changes in the elderly are discussed. Note: The lesson would be great for 12th graders thinking about working as a CNA.
Lab Experiments in Nutrition Activity
Which vitamins should be ingested daily for maximum nutrition? Learners with ispecial needs or those who are pregnant focused on television and magazines advertisements that are used to sell food products. They conduct experiments and write analysis essays on their findings.
Lab Experiments in Nutrition
Looking for authentic hands-on nutritional experiments? High schoolers will perform experiments to test for the presence of vitamin C in several solutions as well as the effect of caffeine on Daphnia. They will also consider the advertising used to sell food regardless of its nutritional value. This is a very well composed lesson that provides extensions, vocabulary, and a lab experiment.
Sports Nutrition and Performance
Take a look at this nutrition lesson which is specifically geared for high school competitive athletes. This is a comprehensive lesson and is worth perusing if you are serious about having your athletes understand how important food is to their performance levels. It's not just about training the body physically, because if they don't eat properly they are more than likely going to run out of energy before the end of the game. It's important for them to know how the different types of foods affects their ability to have sustained performance in their sports.
Food Product Packaging: Marketing & the Nutrition Facts Label
How can you choose healthier foods by reading the nutritional labels? Your class will discover how companies market food items to make them enticing and how to check the food labels of those items to see if they are healthy. They listen to a lecture and then work in small groups to practice finding nutritional information on the side of a cereal box. This lesson includes a resource link.
Fourth graders identify food groups, foods that fit into those groups, and look at the nutritional value of each food group. They also discover how to interpret and understand food labels. The whole class makes some burgers and fries, and puts all of the food (and condiments used) into the proper food groups to see if they are having a balanced meal. A tasty and thought-provoking lesson plan!
The nutritional value of snack foods
This lesson is intended as preparation for a school health fair but could be used anytime. Learners discuss and compare the nutrition found in typical snack foods. They compose investigative questions, collect data, and research a variety of snack foods. They use their findings to create an informative brochure which will be displayed at the school health fair.
Fast Food and Daily Nutrition Choices
Students explore food. In this nutrition lesson, students investigate multiple facets of healthy eating and how the fast food industry impacts our society. They will participate in class discussions, read from their text-book, and watch a fast food documentary. This lesson includes assignments for a persuasive essay and a class debate, resource links for research, and worksheets.
Fruits and Vegetables: A Nutritionally Rich Base
Nutrition contributions as well as proper selection, preparation and storage techniques for a variety of fruits and vegetables. Primary Core Objective: Food And Nutrition I200108- Objective 20.0108-0604 Apply food selection and preparation guidelin
Investigate nutrition and the food pyramid. Fifth graders will use computer software to write a paragraph about nutrition. They will then diagram the food pyramid and gather and organize a collection of healthy recipes.
Child Nutrition Unit
How much fun can you have teaching adolescents about nutrition? Try taking them to work with preschoolers for an hour! This 4-day mini-unit about the importance of nutrition early in life culminates with a field trip. It was written for an 8th grade foods class, but can be used in home economics, health, or cooking classes. Included are links to PowerPoint presentations and accompanying worksheets.
Nutrition 3: Got Broccoli?
Students discover why the human body needs food in order to survive. In groups, they analyze advertising for the foods they eat the most and try to identify the nutritional value of them as well. They complete a worksheet showing them the correct foods to eat for proper nutrition.
Health and Nutrition
Students will have a great time learning about health and nutrition with this lesson plan. It includes a fun bingo game, survey worksheet, and a short quiz. These are great ideas to add to a nutrition unit.
Learners read and interpret nutrition fact labels ("food labels") from food products, a task that involves the use of various mathematics skills (e.g., number concepts and number sense).
Fourth graders identify different food groups, identify foods belonging to each food group, and recognize the nutritional value of each food group. They interpret key portions of food labels such as: serving size, calories, fat, carbohydrates, and vitamins.
Maternal and Infant Nutrition
Students study the importance of prenatal care, weight gain, a healthy diet and the dangers of using drugs while pregnant. In this infant nutrition instructional activity students examine all the aspects of pregnancy.
New! Vending Machine Bans Increase in Schools Nationwide
Does a ban on vending machines infringe on student rights, or do school officials have an obligation to monitor foods sold on school grounds? Your class members will explore the educational, health, and financial issues related to vending machines on school campuses. Informational texts include facts on nutrition and obesity, how vending contracts and fundraising work, and the rising tide of vending machine bans in schools nationwide. Learners will conclude by writing persuasive essays stating their opinions on the issue.
How do I look to you?
Present propaganda to your class with the posters and pamphlet provided here. Learners start out by creating their own advertisements and discuss as a class how they might add propaganda into their work. Next, small groups analyze posters about child nutrition and fill out an analysis worksheet. Conduct a class discussion on the pamphlet and then send your pupils off to complete one of the final assessment options detailed here. Class members can create their own posters or pamphlets!
The casual language and popular topic will make this assignment all the more engaging for your middle school math class. They use Starbucks beverage sales and nutrition values to practice ratios, proportions, statistics, and probabilities. Several Common Core standards can be met by having your sixth and seventh graders complete this winning worksheet.