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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 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. She has been working with an array of partners to promote healthy eating and more activity among children. Included in this instructional activity are many links to related articles as well as notes to the teacher suggesting warm-ups and questions to pose to the class.
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.
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.
Middle schoolers practice eating healthy by investigating food labels. In this dietary lesson, students discover the ingredients used in their everyday food by reading the nutrition labels on the products. Middle schoolers work in small groups to create poster presentations based on a single food group.
Learners 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.
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. This resource also includes some ideas for cross-curricular activities such as poems, songs and science experiments that deal with nutrition.
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. As an assessment, they hand in folders that contain complete work from the stations.
How many treats do you buy each week? Learners investigate diets and how the media tricks consumers into purchasing unhealthy snacks. They will investigate the designs and logos affiliated with cereal boxes and identify specific phrases that help sell products. Then they create their own cereal box design using an Internet program.
Whack a snack with this award-winning application! Choose a food and predict the sugar, salt, and oil content. Then crush it in a windowed chamber to discover the actual values! Have a smashing-good time while learning vital nutrition information!
Young scholars investigate how food provides energy for the human body. In this physical health lesson, students access online resources to identify how certain foods can affect their health. Young scholars discuss how many servings of each food group they should eat in one day. Students visit the Nutrition's Cafe online game to continue their investigation on how food affects the human body.
First graders explore the nutrition recommendations using selected Internet sources to examine the food pyramid for children. They discuss the attributes of the food groups as well as physical activity. The culminating activities for the lesson include playing "My Pyramid Go Fish" and using clocks to identify meal and play times.