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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 plan meals for a day based on their own caloric needs, make a shopping list, and "shop" on line. For 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
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.
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 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.