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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.
Students identify why breakfast is an important meal. In this nutrition lesson, students read the book Jane Skips Breakfast and identify reasons why breakfast is important. Students list breakfast foods and categorize them into food groups.
Pupils explore different foods. In this nutrition lesson, students differentiate food items from non-food items, learn about the food groups, and discover traditional foods in other cultures.
Students identify the health benefits of drinking milk. In this nutrition lesson, students bring in caps from their milk containers at home and identify the types of milk, such as low-fat, whole, or skim milk. Students create a bar chart for the different types of milk and research how calcium impact the human body.
What else does physical health include besides exercise and nutrition? How can I support my mental health? Does social health just refer to relationships with friends? How are all of these questions vital to the body's overall efficiency and well being? Discover the primary components of each of the three major areas (physical, social, and mental health) of the health triangle, and discuss what factors can affect and risk one's journey toward lifelong wellness.
Students study the Food Pyramid. In this nutrition activity, students brainstorm foods they eat and use the food guide pyramid to categorize the foods according to the proper food group.
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.
High schoolers create healthy meal plans. In this nutrition lesson plan, students discuss the Food Pyramid and use this knowledge to analyze cookbook recipes and fast food meals. Then, high schoolers work cooperatively to create healthy meal plans for five days, including three home-cooked meals per day. Students determine the nutritional content of their meal plans.
Students research calories and nutrients found in fast food to plan meals. In this nutrition instructional activity, students use the Internet to plan three meals and a snack from fast food menus. They must keep their food selections under a 2,000 calorie limit and are encouraged to follow dietary guidelines.
First graders calculate their class weight. In this nutrition lesson, 1st graders discuss health statistics and how they relate to obesity and malnutrition. Students measure their height, weight and body mass index and record it.
Fifth graders create healthy menus. In this nutrition lesson, 5th graders research healthy eating options using the Internet, and design a personal food pyramid.
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.
Students investigate healthy eating habits by studying the food pyramid.  In this personal health lesson, students write a recipe for a healthy meal including one item from each section of the four food groups.  Students utilize images of the food groups to place on a place mat which they display in their class. 
How many treats do you buy each week? Learners investigate diets and how the media tricks consumers into purchasing unhealthy snacks. They will investigate the designs and logos affiliated with cereal boxes and identify specific phrases that help sell products. Then they create their own cereal box design using an Internet program.
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 read a story called School Lunches Get More Healthful and answer vocabulary and comprehension questions about it. In this current events school lunch lesson plan, student respond to literature by answering questions, recalling details, sharing facts, researching nutrition myths online, and discussing what "eating a rainbow" means.
Sixth graders investigate the nutritional value of different types of cereal. They take a survey of students that ate breakfast and create a circle graph with the results. Students examine the nutritional information on the sides of the boxes of cereal and discuss the meanings.
Here is another lesson regarding the law. This time, the laws that dictate eligibility for food stamps is the focus. After an initial discussion about the basics of the laws, learners do a case study of a family who is applying for food stamps. Groups of pupils work together to determine if this family is, indeed, eligible. A good, real-life lesson for high schoolers to engage in.
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.

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