Nutrition Teacher Resources
An apple a day keeps the doctor away? Explore what really constitutes proper nutrition, and encourage your learners to develop healthy eating practices and make smart food choices on a daily basis.
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Evaluating Information on Food Labels
What kinds of foods include corn? Corn syrup? Start by viewing a clip of Food Inc. with your middle or high schoolers. Then, study a list of corn-derived ingredients, encouraging your class to see how many food products contain corn. A list of discussion questions are provided to shed light on Nutrition Facts panels, the amount of corn hiding in food, and consumer knowledge (or lack of knowledge).
7th - 12th Language Arts 41 Views 85 Downloads
How Much Sugar? How Much Fat?
Find the fat and sugar content in foods in lesson designed to teach math and nutrition at the same time. Learners read food labels and convert grams to teaspoons in order to observe how much sugar is in a product. They also use fast food menus to convert percentage of fat into teaspoons of shortening.
3rd - 5th Science 12 Views 117 Downloads
Energy Balance in Your Life
How do young learners figure out how to balance their energy in and their energy out? The main thing to understand is calories. How many calories are in foods and beverages consumed and how many calories are burned off by physical activity?
3rd - 5th Health 8 Views 15 Downloads
Young scholars read The Hungry Caterpillar to examine healthy eating habits. In this food and nutrition lesson, students role play the various responsibilities during family mealtime. They will discuss the struggles of healthy eating, and the planning and preparing of meals as a family.
8th - Higher Ed Health 13 Views 47 Downloads
Separation of Powers
In a fun and informative simulation, your learners will act in groups as lead chefs, menu writers, and nutrition inspectors in deciding a new school lunch menu. They will then compare and contrast their experience to the interaction between the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the United States government.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 24 Views 24 Downloads CCSS: Designed
My Favorite Breakfast Foods
Students evaluate the nutritional content of their favorite breakfast foods using the food pyramid to create a graph of the grains, fruits, vegetables, milk products, meats, and beans contained in the breakfast. They then design a breakfast that contains the proper amounts from the five food groups.
K - 2nd Health 19 Views 71 Downloads
Snack Smart Move More
Show your kids that staying healthy is the smart choice! They examine nutrition, healthy snacks, and the importance of staying active in a several-part lesson plan. There are different ideas for older and younger young scholars here, and you can pick and choose the ones that sound good for your group.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 13 Views 60 Downloads
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Is it really better to use honey than sugar? Do men wash their hands any more often than women do? Become a health myth-buster with this hearty app! Choose a category to study and read up on it. Take a quiz in which you decide if displayed health statements are myth or fact.
7th - Higher Ed Health 19 Views 6 Downloads
Students reverse engineer a cereal. In this dietary lesson plan students identify the minerals that the human body needs to function. Students examine how foods are fortified by food engineers. Students find the amount of iron in a cereal by removing the iron.
3rd - 5th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
Nutrition and Digestion
A very scientific explanation of food and digestion is portrayed by Paul Andersen using a Smart Board. The digestive process begins in the mouth and is shown as food moves through the body. Mechanical and chemical digestion are explained, showing where the digestion of various nutrients occur.
10 mins 7th - 12th Science 17 Views 9 Downloads
Introduction to Nutrition
Fourth graders take a closer look at the foods they eat and the nutritional value of each. This lesson helps them see why foods are grouped together the way they are and what types of nutrition are provided by these food groups. They also get to take part in an interesting activity that uses Wonder Bread.
4th Health 3 Views 1 Download
"Yo Quiero a Glob of Lard" How To Figure the Nutritional Value of Foods
Sometimes students' favorite restaurants aren't the healthiest! Using this nutrition worksheet, they determine the nutritional value of their favorite foods. Breaking down foods into 6 nutrient groups, students apply simple math to figure out where the calories in fast food comes from.
6th - 10th Math 22 Views 92 Downloads
Meal Planning and Nutrition
In a home environment, learners with special needs practice creating nutritious meal plans. They talk about healthy food choices, then use the food pyramid as a guide to planning three balanced meals. They use a food group check sheet to help them know they have chosen from each of the four food groups for each meal they plan.
9th - Higher Ed Health 26 Views 48 Downloads
Nutty For Nutrition
Research the nutritional value of food by having groups of high schoolers conduct Internet research to determine healthy food choices. They calculate the nutritional value of the food and create a PowerPoint presentation indicating the research results.
9th - 12th Health 7 Views 49 Downloads
Jr. Chef Club Super Snacks Lesson 6
Students explore healthy snacks. In this nutrition and cooking lesson, students observe and identify food groups on USDA's MyPyramid food guide. Students discuss how fiber helps our digestive system and follow a recipe using yeast to make pretzels.
1st - 3rd Science 5 Views 32 Downloads
A salad of nutrition-themed videos can be enjoyed by your health class as a wrap-up to the nutrition unit. Groups select a topic and create a two-three minute skit or commercial to be filmed and shared. If you assign each group a specific topic, this project could be a fantastic way to review the unit's material.
6th - 8th Health 29 Views 12 Downloads
How to Read a Nutrition Label
Take a look down a grocery aisle and you will see nutrition labels on every can and box of food. Do you know how to read the labels? This video shows you briefly what a nutrition label looks like and a few of the elements listed on each label.
2 mins 7th - 12th Health 12 Views 4 Downloads