Nutrition Teacher Resources
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High schoolers 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.
Students review their knowledge of nutritional guidelines, eating behaviors and weight management. Students play Jeopardy in teams to review what they have studied about diet and nutrition.
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 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, 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 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.
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.
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.
Second graders use mini-books, posters, songs, trading cards and sorting activities to explore the five food groups needed for health: vegetables, fruits, grains, milk and meat. They discuss why good nutrition is important.
Students explore energy. In this health and nutrition lesson, students brainstorm a list of healthy foods that provide energy, and identify physical activities that burn energy. Students complete a good nutrition worksheet.
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 Learning Network is featuring an article about First Lady Michelle Obama and her quest to help reduce childhood obesity in America. The article talks about how she has talked with the top three suppliers of school lunches and has gotten them to agree to reduce the amounts of fats, sugars, and salt over the next five years. She has been working with an array of partners to promote healthy eating and more activity among children. Included in this instructional activity are many links to related articles as well as notes to the teacher suggesting warm-ups and questions to pose to the class.
Students discover how to read nutrition labels. In this nutrition lesson, students review important vocabulary words, such as "sodium" and "calories." Students practice reading labels from various containers of food and participate in a scavenger hunt in the classroom to locate specific foods that have nutritional value.
Not everyone has the exact same health needs- but what are the influencial factors? This activity breaks down nutritional requirements (RDA) through 4 different scenarios depicting different adolescents. Students answer questions about nutritional needs based on activity, gender, tastes, and age. Question 1 in Scenario 2 has a misspelling. Consider jigsawing the four scenarios with four groups, and conducting an act-it-out with an interview of the character!
Students look up nutrition vocabulary words in the dictionary and write a nutritious fact they learned about each of the words. In this nutrition lesson plan, students also play pictionary with the words.
Students study nutrition and how to maintain a healthy diet. In this adolescent nutrition lesson plan students complete several activities that allow them to see different nutrition scenarios.
Students discuss the importance of proper hand washing, when and how to wash hands and how handwashing is important in keeping food safe. They review when to wash your hands and the benefits of washing your hands then complete "Handwashing Habits" handout.
In this vocabulary worksheet, 7th graders use words associated with nutrition. Students respond to 10 words, looking each up in the dictionary and writing one fact that they have learned about each specific word.
Students study the five food groups as an introduction to nutrition. For this nutrition lesson, students learn about which foods belong in each of the five food groups and they determine the need to eat a healthy diet. They keep a journal of the food that they eat over a weekend before comparing the food to the food pyramid. They complete the journal activity for another two day and compare it to the original one.
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.