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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 lesson are many links to related articles as well as notes to the teacher suggesting warm-ups and questions to pose to the class.
Students discover why the human body needs food in order to survive. In groups, they analyze advertising for the foods they eat the most and try to identify the nutritional value of them as well. They complete a worksheet showing them the correct foods to eat for proper nutrition.
Young scholars study the five food groups as an introduction to nutrition. In this nutrition instructional activity, students learn about which foods belong in each of the five food groups and they determine the need to eat a healthy diet. They keep a journal of the food that they eat over a weekend before comparing the food to the food pyramid. They complete the journal activity for another two day and compare it to the original one.
Students 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.