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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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. Young scholars download recipes, create ethnic variations on the food pyramid, and use Excel to convert recipes.
7th - 12th Health
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
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 CCSS: Designed
Nutrition Quiz PRO: 600+ Facts, Myths & Diet Tips for Healthy Living
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
Getting Help: Food Stamps and Nutrition Programs
Here is another instructional activity 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
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
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
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
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
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 learning exercise.
6th - 8th Math CCSS: Designed
Cereal Box Project
Challenge your class with this fun and engaging engineering design project. The goal, to create a brand new cereal complete with a list of ingredients, a name and logo, and a box to hold it in. Starting with a survey to determine the needs of the target market, students continue on to design possible solutions, build prototypes, and calculate the costs involved in manufacturing their product.
4th - 8th Math CCSS: Adaptable