Nutrition Teacher Resources
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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 3 Views 0 Downloads
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.
7th - 11th Language Arts 73 Views 59 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Assess your pupils' ability to identify healthy food choices in the final lesson of this series on food science. Given five different food labels, young nutritionists will rank them from most to least healthy, supporting their choices with a short explanatory paragraph.
K - 5th Science 69 Views 52 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Fast Food and Daily Nutrition Choices
Students research healthy eating habits. In this nutrition lesson, students examine healthy eating habits while dining at restaurants. Working in small groups, students research multiple reasons for poor eating habits and create a "perfect" school lunch.
6th - 8th Science 17 Views 191 Downloads
Young scholars act as decision makers and research and determine the nutritional needs of young children, teenagers, and adults. They compile their findings in a nutrition portfolio. Class groups assume the role of hospital dietician and plan meals for their patient based upon research and the information given to them about the patient.
9th - 12th Health 10 Views 94 Downloads
Ratios, Rates, Percent and Nutrition
Examine food labels to determine percentage of fat and sugar to total calories with middle schoolers. Daily nutritional guidelines are discussed and learners will decide how well their foods fit into a healthy diet. In the provided worksheet, they will use nutrition information to convert to and from fractions, decimals, and percents.
6th - 8th Math 24 Views 393 Downloads
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.
9th - 12th Physical Education 45 Views 92 Downloads
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 15 Views 198 Downloads
Learners complete work at six stations as they investigate children's nutritional needs, kitchen safety, and snacks. First, they listen to Dr. Seuss', "Green Eggs and Ham" before discussing nutrition and the station activities. At each station they complete activities concerning food groups, the food pyramid, and healthy meals.
3rd - 4th Health 7 Views 54 Downloads
Nutritional value unit integrated with Microsoft Works
Young scholars generate a database of nutritional value information. In this Microsoft Works lesson, students construct a database comparing the nutritional value of foods. Young scholars use Microsoft Works to create spreadsheets and analyze graphs.
4th - 5th 21st Century Skills 4 Views 7 Downloads
Restaurant Nutrition Comparison
Students review what the nutritional food pyramid looks like and what it represents. In this nutrition lesson, students record the nutritional information from their favorite food at a restaurant. With the nutritional facts that they recorded, students create a graph.
4th - 5th Health 3 Views 1 Download
Nutrition -- A Lesson for Life - Biology Teaching Thesis
Students 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 10 Views 83 Downloads
A salad of nutrition-themed videos can be enjoyed by your health class as a wrap-up to the nutrition unit. Groups select a topic and create a two-three minute skit or commercial to be filmed and shared. If you assign each group a specific topic, this project could be a fantastic way to review the unit's material.
6th - 8th Health 5 Views 3 Downloads
Educational apps reviews are available to members
Is it really better to use honey than sugar? Do men wash their hands any more often than women do? Become a health myth-buster with this hearty app! Choose a category to study and read up on it. Take a quiz in which you decide if displayed health statements are myth or fact.
7th - Higher Ed Health 13 Views 4 Downloads
How to Read a Nutrition Label
Take a look down a grocery aisle and you will see nutrition labels on every can and box of food. Do you know how to read the labels? This video shows you briefly what a nutrition label looks like and a few of the elements listed on each label.
2 mins 7th - 12th Health 3 Views 0 Downloads
Health and Nutrition
Students use the internet to gather information about healthy eating habits. They create a drawing of the food pyramid and their own five-day menu using all of the food groups. They compare and contrast the nutritional information of fast food meals as well.
5th - 7th Health 15 Views 67 Downloads