Nutritional Balance Teacher Resources

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Students find a linear model to fit a set of data.  In this finding a linear model to fit a set of data lesson, students graph obesity data of Americans.  Students find a regression line of the data.  Students make predictions of expected results in the future based on their linear model.
Students evaluate the nutritional value of the explorers' meals. This is done through analyzing caloric intake versus caloric expenditure, describing the trend in diet change that explorers experienced over a two year expedition, recognizing the pattern of slow starvation of explorers, and analyzing the nutritional balance of the student's own diet.
Young scholars research and define nutrition. They choose a definition of nutrition or a nutritional theme around which they design a restaurant. This activity helps students answer the question "What is a nutritionally balanced meal?"
Shopping carts are a modern convenience that many people take for granted. Make sure your pupils do not fall into that category by completing the activities in this plan. There are ideas included for language arts, social studies, math, and physical movement. A story and worksheet are provided. Depending on your access to and interest in grocery carts, the lesson could have varying usefulness. 
Students consider the USDA daily recommendations to create a "feed" product for middle schoolers. In this Health lesson, students learn about the ingredients in feed that is fed to livestock and apply the method to creating feed rations for middle school students.
Learners determine the amount of vitamin C present in 3 samples of juice stored in various light conditions. In this vitamin lesson plan, students investigate the amount of vitamin C present in juice exposed to different quantities of light. Learners complete a titration using iodine and a known amount of vitamin C to find a conversion factor used to determine the unknown concentrations of vitamin C. Students answer 3 questions and conclude how to preserve the most vitamin C in juice.
Middle schoolers practice using the map and compass to find a location. In this geography lesson series, students identify basic requirements needed when traveling in the wilderness. They plan a healthy menu for a backpacking trip.
Examine the three basic nutrients and their effects on the body. Fifth graders will research data to construct a bar graph and then  demonstrate the relationship between malnutrition and food security. This is a very comprehensive resource with handouts and step-by-step instructions.
Young scholars use the USDA food guide pyramid to choose items for a balanced diet. In this food pyramid lesson, students play a game naming the items and their foo groups.   Young scholars participate in cross curricular activities to become familiar with the information in the food pyramid.
Students create a menu following food pyramid guidelines. In this nutrition lesson, students plan a menu by finding magazine pictures from each food pyramid group. Next, students create a menu for an entire day.
Students examine the different categories of the food pyramid. They discuss meals they have eaten, glue magazine pictures of food onto a paper plate to represent a balanced meal, and plan a menu for a day.
Learners make connections between their daily lives and the usage of natural resources as they relate to the importance of environmental quality.  In this ecology lesson, students listen to the story The Lorax by Dr. Seuss and then discuss the impact of human actions on natural environments. Learners explore how pollution affects wildlife and how water supply is connected to urban areas.
Students examine their school lunches for nutritional value.  In this school lunch lesson, students break down what they eat in school to find portion size, carbohydrate, fiber and fat content. Students complete a worksheet.
Young scholars examine the importance of the nutritional value of explorers' meals. They investigate the concepts of caloric intake vs. caloric expenditure and examine their own nutrition.
An inventive and engaging lesson on nutrition, food groups, and the food pyramid is here for you. In it, young dieticians learn about the basics of nutrition. They use the book, Frog and Toad are Friends, to help them foster discussion about healthy eating, and utilize a nifty worksheet embedded in the plan that helps them understand what food group certain foods belong in.
Students review what they know about quick breads and bananas. In this art instructional activity, students discover two different recipes for Banana Muffins off of the computer. Students prepare a recipe for Bananas Muffins carefully and clean up their kitchen. While the muffins are baking students create a chart showing the important steps for making the quick bread after reading the chapter.
Students make a Thanksgiving meal based on the nutrition of the colony they were assigned. In this nutrition lesson plan, students' parents come in to taste the food after the students explain their colony to them.
Third graders identify descriptive questions as a method for distinguishing objects and for identifying labels for objects and categorizing objects. They participate in a student grouping activity, then using pictures of different types of food sort and organize the pictures into categories.
Students focus on the issues that students face during middle childhood. They recognize the negative effects of poor nutrition and make more informed healthy decisions. They conduct further self-analysis in regards to their individual targeted concerns and risks in their journals.
Students observe a video on eating habits, discuss their own habits, and then create their own food pyramid.  In this research lesson plan students go to a webpage and enter their personal information then they get a food pyramid recommendation specific to them.