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- Manchester, NH
Nutrition Teacher Resources
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Third graders identify healthy foods. In this food pyramid lesson plan, 3rd graders read books and watch videos about nutrition. Students view a PowerPoint and discuss the foods on the slide then go on a web quest. The students will calculate the number of calories the average family consumes in a day.
Students investigate which foods contain the most fat. In this nutrition instructional activity, students are introduced to the role dietary fat plays in our diet through various activities. Students compare snack foods and analyze the fat content in each food. This lesson plan includes various extension activities involving predicting and comparing the nutritional value in snack foods.
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.
Young scholars investigate how food provides energy for the human body. In this physical health instructional activity, students access online resources to identify how certain foods can affect their health. Young scholars 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.
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.
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.