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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
Students design a meal plan with healthy foods based on the food guide pyramid. In this nutrition lesson plan, students identify healthy and unhealthy choices, watch a PowerPoint, and complete a group activity based on the food pyramid.
Get your class into great shape by introducing them to the benefits of eating healthy snacks and engaing in regular exercise. This set of activities comes with all the worksheets and handouts needed to complete several weeks of nutrition training. Kids learn about the food pyramid, discuss healthy food, participate is exercise, and set personal fitness goals.
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.
Can your budding nutritionists categorize the foods they eat? Have them try using this interactive nutrition worksheet, where students answer 10 multiple choice questions based on their knowledge of the food groups and the nutritional value of certain foods. Since answers can be revealed easily for each answer (without finishing the quiz), consider using the questions for your own print-out version.
Does a ban on vending machines infringe on student rights, or do school officials have an obligation to monitor foods sold on school grounds? Your class members will explore the educational, health, and financial issues related to vending machines on school campuses. Informational texts include facts on nutrition and obesity, how vending contracts and fundraising work, and the rising tide of vending machine bans in schools nationwide. Learners will conclude by writing persuasive essays stating their opinions on the issue.
Present propaganda to your class with the posters and pamphlet provided here. Learners start out by creating their own advertisements and discuss as a class how they might add propaganda into their work. Next, small groups analyze posters about child nutrition and fill out an analysis worksheet. Conduct a class discussion on the pamphlet and then send your pupils off to complete one of the final assessment options detailed here. Class members can create their own posters or pamphlets!
The casual language and popular topic will make this assignment all the more engaging for your middle school math class. They use Starbucks beverage sales and nutrition values to practice ratios, proportions, statistics, and probabilities. Several Common Core standards can be met by having your sixth and seventh graders complete this winning worksheet.
Assess your pupils' ability to identify healthy food choices in the final lesson of this series on food science. Given five different food labels, young nutritionists will rank them from most to least healthy, supporting their choices with a short explanatory paragraph. The assessment also asks for the identification of food groups, which is challenging since the food labels do not list ingredients, only nutrition facts. Consider cutting out and copying food labels with ingredient lists to help learners reach the learning objectives of the assessment.
Students analyze the nutritional content of food by reading labels. In this health science lesson, students calculate the calories and amount of fat in their classmate's lunch. They explain why healthy food choices is important.
In these nutrition worksheets, students read the cover story about nutrition and healthy eating. Students then give reasons for being overweight and what complications it can lead to. Students also answer questions about the sugar chart.
Students research and collect a variety of data dealing with healthy eating habits in our society today. They assess behavior analysis for the purpose of studying nutrition and health. Each student reviews the food pyramid for consideration.
First graders explore the nutrition recommendations using selected Internet sources to examine the food pyramid for children. They discuss the attributes of the food groups as well as physical activity. The culminating activities for the lesson include playing "My Pyramid Go Fish" and using clocks to identify meal and play times.
Students investigate how food provides energy for the human body. In this physical health lesson, students access online resources to identify how certain foods can affect their health. Students discuss how many servings of each food group they should eat in one day. Students visit the Nutrition's Cafe online game to continue their investigation on how food affects the human body.
Students examine the nutritional value of soda. In this nutrition lesson plan, 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.
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.
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.
Whack a snack with this award-winning application! Choose a food and predict the sugar, salt, and oil content. Then crush it in a windowed chamber to discover the actual values! Have a smashing-good time while learning vital nutrition information!
Learners 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.
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 students here, and you can pick and choose the ones that sound good for your group. Discussion prompts and resource contacts are included, as well as several fun games to help learners retain food facts. 

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