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Students investigate nutrition guidelines and recommendations to present what the information to their class. Based on their assessment of current habits, they determine which areas they would like to improve to reach goals for good nutrition. Using goal-setting strategies based on the Stages of Change Model, they design personal nutrition plans, follow them, and self-monitor their progress.
An incredibly thorough instructional activity on vitamins, and how to keep one's body at peak health. Learners access a variety of excellent worksheets embedded in the plan that have them consider raw vs. cooked foods, a vegetable nutrition summary, exposing dietary myths, and more. An excellent plan!
Discuss nutrition and identify components of a healthy diet, view a Food Guide Pyramid, and create a Personal Food Pyramid, listing all foods eaten in the past 24 hours. Compare food lists with the standard Food Guide and determine where dietary changes need to be made. Finally, read and discuss scenarios on "What Am I Missing?" cards and diagnose hypothetical cases of malnutrition.
Young scholars create an exercise and nutrition program. In this interdisciplinary activity, students use calculations of exercises plus their corresponding effects on the body and nutritional values of food to derive a health plan. Young scholars work cooperatively with group members.
Examine how nutrition plays an important role in our lives by conducting online research and developing lunch menus that satisfy nutritional requirements set up by the United States Department of Agriculture. Students download recipes, create ethnic variations on the food pyramid, and use Excel to convert recipes. In addition, they create a cost sheet for feeding different amounts of students.
Students investigate healthy eating habits by studying the food pyramid. For 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.
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 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.
Students identify the health benefits of drinking milk. In this nutrition instructional activity, 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.
Fifth graders research proper nutrition. They use their discoveries to recommend changes to the school's cafeteria menu. Using essential questions, organized data, and a sound thesis, they write a persuasive essay to school authorities asking for the proposed changes. Before sending the essay, they obtain feedback and revise the essay.
Students explore food for the life cycle groups. They research a stage in the life cycle and its eating patterns, nutritional requirements, food preparation techniques, and three recipes. They interview those involved in food preparation and present their findings to the class.
Students are introduced to the effects of drugs, alcohol and tobacco. In groups, they research how drugs and alcohol affect the body in terms of getting the nutritional values that it needs to be healthy. They also discuss how emotions and their self-worth can affect their likelihood in using drugs and alcohol.