Nutrition Teacher Resources
An apple a day keeps the doctor away? Explore what really constitutes proper nutrition, and encourage your learners to develop healthy eating practices and make smart food choices on a daily basis.
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Nutrition: A Thematic Unit
Young learners explore nutrition and the food groups in these two mini-lesson plan ideas. First, kindergarteners have a discussion about their health and how different foods contribute to it before making their own personal food pyramid. Then for homework, they bring in food labels and use them to make a 'plate' of healthy foods in correct proportions.
1st Visual & Performing Arts 24 Views 202 Downloads
Nutrition Research Project
One fun way to conclude a nutrition unit is to assign a project. Individuals or pairs opt to film a video, or design a poster or brochure informing others about their choice of 11 suggested nutrition topics. You might not feel that the effort to produce a video, poster, or brochure would be equal, so you could edit the main document to limit the choices or even just assign everyone the same project.
6th - 8th Health 21 Views 15 Downloads
Nutrition -- A Lesson for Life - Biology Teaching Thesis
Learners briefly explain the importance of nutrition in their everyday lives, and they tell you about how many calories they should consume in a day. They list readily available and affordable healthy foods that they LIKE to eat. Students explain why the above listed foods are healthy and list foods that they like, but explain why they should be the exception and not the rule in their diets.
6th - 8th Science 42 Views 97 Downloads
What Am I Missing?
Discuss nutrition and identify components of a healthy diet, view a Food Guide Pyramid, and create a Personal Food Pyramid, listing all foods eaten in the past 24 hours. Compare food lists with the standard Food Guide and determine where dietary changes need to be made.
K - 8th Health 40 Views 207 Downloads
Lunch Food? Mmmm! Mmmm! Good!
Examine how nutrition plays an important role in our lives by conducting online research and developing lunch menus that satisfy nutritional requirements set up by the United States Department of Agriculture. Learners download recipes, create ethnic variations on the food pyramid, and use Excel to convert recipes.
7th - 12th Health 21 Views 265 Downloads
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.
9th - 10th Health 28 Views 155 Downloads
Youth Obesity: Schools Fight Back
Explore nutrition and healthy eating habits through this study on youth obesity. Learners watch a PBS documentary on this epidemic which discusses government programs aimed at healthier choices as well as more localized efforts. They also view 12-minute film on picky eating which delves into the science of taste.
9th - 12th Health 30 Views 134 Downloads CCSS: Designed
My Menu Project
If you don't mind using another teacher's website, this one has a simple project that would make a nice conclusion to your nutrition unit. Using a planning worksheet and peer review, nutrition nuts create a cafe menu using healthy foods. Note that the sample completed project was created with MS Publisher, so you might not be able to view it.
6th - 8th Health 21 Views 14 Downloads
Getting Help: Food Stamps and Nutrition Programs
Here is another lesson regarding the law. This time, the laws that dictate eligibility for food stamps is the focus. After an initial discussion about the basics of the laws, learners do a case study of a family who is applying for food stamps.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 11 Downloads
The Care and Feeding of Kids: Finding Information on Nutrition and Fitness
The Learning Network is featuring an article about First Lady Michelle Obama and her quest to help reduce childhood obesity in America. The article talks about how she has talked with the top three suppliers of school lunches and has gotten them to agree to reduce the amounts of fats, sugars, and salt over the next five years.
5th - 10th Health 24 Views 55 Downloads
Nutrition Label Scavenger Hunt
Students discover how to read nutrition labels. In this nutrition lesson, students review important vocabulary words, such as "sodium" and "calories." Students practice reading labels from various containers of food and participate in a scavenger hunt in the classroom to locate specific foods that have nutritional value.
Pre-K - 2nd Health 14 Views 15 Downloads
Adolescent Nutrition Scenario Worksheet
Not everyone has the exact same health needs- but what are the influencial factors? This activity breaks down nutritional requirements (RDA) through 4 different scenarios depicting different adolescents. Students answer questions about nutritional needs based on activity, gender, tastes, and age.
5th - 8th Health 66 Views 459 Downloads
Digestive Enzymes, Nutrition and Your Health
As Natalie describes in this video, nutrition is about more than just having a healthy diet. Your body's absorption, digestion, and elimination is key in your overall health. The function of enzymes is clearly explained along with the importance of these little aids.
10 mins 9th - 12th Health 9 Views 3 Downloads
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.
6th - 8th Math 46 Views 113 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Growing Minds: My Plate
Examine food choices and the nutritional properties of food groups with this visually appealing whole-class lesson plan. This will take a bit of preparation, but once you do it, you can use the materials for years. Using a food groups poster and a blank "my plate" poster (pictured, but not included), learners observe healthy proportions and food group ratios.
Pre-K - 2nd Health 27 Views 169 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Review key aspects of nutrition and healthy eating with this lesson including a Jeopardy-style game. Pupils play a game, write about nutrition, and come up with two questions in this short activity. It could be used as a center activity during a unit on nutrition.
6th Health 6 Views 4 Downloads
Your 4-H Focus on Food Labels
Facilitate healthy eating habits with this collection of activities. This worksheet, made for 4-H originally, covers nutrition, health, and fitness. Middle schoolers focus on the life skill of making healthy lifestyle choices. They examine and work on understanding food and nutrition labels by analyzing labels of potatoes prepared in various ways.
6th - 8th 21st Century Skills 32 Views 368 Downloads
Evaluating Information on Food Labels
What kinds of foods include corn? Corn syrup? Start by viewing a clip of Food Inc. with your middle or high schoolers. Then, study a list of corn-derived ingredients, encouraging your class to see how many food products contain corn. A list of discussion questions are provided to shed light on Nutrition Facts panels, the amount of corn hiding in food, and consumer knowledge (or lack of knowledge).
7th - 12th Language Arts 41 Views 85 Downloads