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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Jr. Chef Club Super Snacks Lesson 6
Learners explore healthy snacks. In this nutrition and cooking lesson, students observe and identify food groups on USDA's MyPyramid food guide. Learners discuss how fiber helps our digestive system and follow a recipe using yeast to make pretzels.
1st - 3rd Science
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
Diet Evaluation Project
Students record two consecutive days of food intake. They identify which nutrients are below 70%. They compare diet composition between protein, fats, and carbohydrates. They evaluate fat in the diet to fall below the American Cancer Society recommendation of less than 30%.
6th - 8th Health
Nutrition in Me
Students discuss and complete activities to further their knowledge about nutrition in their diet. In this nutrition activity, students discuss their diets and the amount of vegetables and fruits they are consuming daily. Students define foods that help them grow and complete a relay activity for the topic.
3rd - 4th Health
George Washington Carver and the Sweet Potato
Learn about George Washington Carver's important contributions to agriculture by studying the sweet potato. First graders read about the inventor's observations and prepare sweet potato slips for the class garden. Additionally, they explore the life cycle of a sweet potato and complete an assessment to show what they have learned.
Data and Probability: What is the Best Snack?
In this math/nutrition lesson, the nutritional value of 3 snack foods is recorded on a data chart and represented on a bar graph. Students analyze and compare information, construct data charts and related bar graphs, and draw conclusions based on their results.
2nd - 4th Health
Does Your Diet Stack Up?
An interesting way to learn about dietary requirements, this resource prompts learners to look at what someone in the U.S. eats and compare it to what someone in South America eats. They discuss the social, religious, psychological, emotional and cultural elements that guide decisions on what we eat.
5th - 10th Health
You Are What You Eat!
Fourth graders discover the nutritional needs of their bodies. Using a database, they research how nutrition affects their learning capabilities. They take the food they eat on a daily basis and discover its nutritional value. They discuss how what they eat now while they are young can affect the rest of their lives.
Healthy Choices: A Positive Approach to Healthy Living
Inform your class about nutrition labels with this learning exercise. This resrouce includes a sample food label with information in the margins and 2 questions that relate to food labels. This tool helps class members learn how to read food labels and make decisions about healthy living.
5th - 9th Health
Fifth graders discover how to make healthy choices in nutrition. In this nutrition instructional activity, 5th graders research the daily nutrition requirements recommended by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Students keep a food diary for three days and learn how to make healthy choices in creating a balanced diet.