Nutrition Teacher Resources
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Fourth graders respond in their nutrition journals to a prompt about the importance of the five food groups.
Seventh graders extend their knowledge of calories, proteins, carbohydrate and fats. They discover their body's use of calorie intake, explore diet in relation to excercise and nutrition and determine if their diet and excercise habis are healthy or not. They look at a nutrition webquest to help them determine how many calories they burn and understand proteins and fats better. Also, has a peer evaluation rubric and teacher rubric to be filled out by the students.
Students determine the correct food group for any item of food and describe characteristics of foods within each group and their nutritional value.
Students create and illustrate a daily menu with nutritional value. In this nutrition lesson plan, students discuss healthy eating, and factors that contribute to eating habits and then plan their menu.
Students examine how to select, prepare, and consume nutritious foods, and discuss the long term health problems associated with poor dietary habits. They examine snacks in bags to compare nutrition labels, and keep food journals for a week.
Second graders probe the components of a healthy lifestyle in this ten lesson unit. Proper nutrition, the food pyramid, exercise, and rest become the focus as students engage in a variety of activities to accomplish their goals.
Students monitor and teach second graders about nutrition and exercise. In this community service instructional activity, students teach cooking, monitor bingo and matching games related to the food pyramid and exercise at stations.
High schoolers recall the importance of nutrition to their overall health. Students determine what affects body size, investigate teen eating habits and discover good and bad fast food choices.
Students identify components of Food Pyramid by utilizing the Internet as a research tool to obtain current nutritional information. Students identify nutrients needed by the body and how they are used. Students identify food sources for those nutrients. Students design sandwich boards depicting a healthy lunch.
Learners investigate different factors that affect plant growth. They research the effects of water supply, radiant energy, air temperature, and soil temperature. Students also gather facts that influence plant nutrition that include the nutrients found in the soil.
Fifth graders see the nutritional value of rice. In this healthy eating lesson, 5th graders view the Food Guide Pyramid and the number of servings one is supposed to eat in each food group. They focus on rice and its benefits for the body.
Pupils examine the nutritional needs of children, kitchen safety, and important aspects of snacks. They demonstrate their understanding of these concepts through the hands-on activities and the preparation of a nutritional snack under the direction of the teacher.
Students develop a new line of nutritional snacks. They work in teams to submit a proposal for a snack that not only tastes good, but is nutritional as well. Their end-product consists of four parts: background information, developing the snack, packaging and labeling, and market research
Students study nutrition, healthy choices for food, and ways to prepare food. They review the Food Guide Pyramid and play Nutriend Tic Tac Know to select healthy foods. As a group they make pretzels, Mystery Muffins, soda, and play the Name Game to identify foods beginning with the same letter as their name.
Third graders discuss the benefits for maintaining good nutrition and a well balanced diet. They categorize foods into the correct food group, decide if a meal is balanced, and create a full day menu which demonstrates what they have learned.
Sixth graders investigate the food guide pyramid. They conduct Internet research, and plan a three day nutritional menu appropriate for teenagers. Students include three meals per day and a snack for each day on their menu, and describe how the menu relates to fitness and health.
How much fat is in this? Scholars first read some background information on the caloric content of fats versus carbohydrates, and then use that knowledge to analyze foods they regularly eat. They will look at 5 package labels for the nutritional information and complete how much fat is in each serving. Then they find the total number of calories from fat per serving and multiply that number by 9 calories. Students also find the percentage of fat from calories.
Third graders investigate nutrition by researching rice. In this food instructional activity, 3rd graders read about the healthy aspects of rice and how many people in the world eat it. Students read nutrition labels and discuss the different energy they have when eating different types of foods.
Students explore nutrition by completing a group activity. In this balanced meal instructional activity, students identify the five food groups and discuss their favorite foods from each group. Students utilize illustrations to fill in a fictional plate with a balanced meal and share their ideas with the class.
In this nutrition worksheet, 2nd graders read a selection on nutrition and fill in the table using the information from the selection.