Nutrition Teacher Resources
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What's In My Drink?
Students examine the nutritional value of soda. In this nutrition lesson, students read the labels of soda bottles and record the amount of sugar in the soft drink. Students brainstorm other drinks that are healthier for them.
Focus on Fruits, Vary Your Veggies
Students investigate the fruit and vegetable group. In this nutrition lesson, students use the Food Guide Pyramid to identify foods in the fruit and vegetable group. Students discuss kinds of fruits and vegetables and plan to grow a school vegetable garden.
Whole Grains, Fruits and Vegetables, Low-Fat Dairy
Second graders investigate the different food groups. In this nutrition lesson, 2nd graders read the book Gregory the Terrible Eater and discuss what kinds of food the character ate. Students categorize the foods from the book into the five basic food groups.
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.
Breads And Nutritional Labels
Seventh graders investigate the concept of a nutritional label used on bread products. They read different labels in order to strengthen reading skills and interpreting nutritional information. The information is used in order to create their own nutritional labels.
Young scholars explore the nutritional needs within a particular disease or health condition. They create a a written report, a food product and a sample menu for one week based on nutritional needs. Students create a food package or display for the food product.
Pupils explore, examine and study nutrition and then interpret nutrition data. They critique nutritional data of meals and provide reasoning for substitutions. Each student interacts with the NASCO Double Food Card Set and utilize reliable resources to create a poster for educating others on nutrition concepts.
Be A Nutritional Entrepreneur
Learners research and define nutrition. They choose a definition of nutrition or a nutritional theme around which they design a restaurant. This activity helps students answer the question "What is a nutritionally balanced meal?"
Diet and Nutrition
Students figure out the nutritional values of foods to explain the nature of a healthy diet by looking at fast food nutrition pamphlets and calculating the values of foods then comparing them to the food pyramid.
Ariann's Nutrition Expedition Adventures Remembered
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.
Mission Nutrition: Mission 1
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.
Health: Nutrition and Fitness
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 lesson, students teach cooking, monitor bingo and matching games related to the food pyramid and exercise at stations.
Nutritional Needs of Adolescents
Young scholars 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.
Making Healthy Nutritional Choices
Pupils 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. Pupils identify food sources for those nutrients. Students design sandwich boards depicting a healthy lunch.
Chemistry In Plant Nutrition And Growth
Students 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.
How Much Nutritional Value Does Rice Really Have?
Fifth graders see the nutritional value of rice. In this healthy eating lesson plan, 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.