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Students 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.
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.
Students 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.
Students 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?"
Fourth graders respond in their nutrition journals to a prompt about the importance of the five food groups.
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.
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.
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.
Students 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.
Review key aspects of nutrition and healthy eating with this lesson including a Jeopardy-style game. Pupils play a game, write about nutrition, and come up with two questions in this short activity. It could be used as a center activity during a unit on nutrition.
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.
Young scholars 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.
Fourth graders plan nutritional meals by using the USDA's Food Guide Pyramid and analyze food labels to aid in this planning. Using a slice of Wonderbread they discover what a calorie means, and that being active means burning up more energy.
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
Pupils 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.
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.
Third graders investigate nutrition by researching rice.  In this food lesson, 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 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.
Students plan meals for a day based on their own caloric needs, make a shopping list, and "shop" on line.  In this Great Depression nutrition plan lesson, students calculate their caloric needs and plan meals before "shopping" for their list online to calculate their weekly expenditure for food.  Students then calculate the cost of those groceries during the Great Depression and then discuss items they could eliminate from their food list and the potential harm of doing so

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