Nutritional Balance Teacher Resources
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A Meal of Endurance
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.
5th - 8th Science
Growing Minds: My Plate
Examine food choices and the nutritional properties of food groups with this visually appealing whole-class lesson plan. This will take a bit of preparation, but once you do it, you can use the materials for years. Using a food groups poster and a blank "my plate" poster (pictured, but not included), learners observe healthy proportions and food group ratios.
Pre-K - 2nd Health CCSS: Designed
New Review Fruits and Vegetables for Health
Here is a fantastic cross-curricular unit focusing on the production, distribution, and nutritional value of California-grown produce. It includes five lessons covering such topics as dietary guidelines and the food plate, California geography and crops, comparison of food nutrients, and the chemistry of fruits and vegetables.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Does Your Diet Stack Up?
An interesting way to learn about dietary requirements, this resource prompts learners to look at what someone in the U.S. eats and compare it to what someone in South America eats. They discuss the social, religious, psychological, emotional and cultural elements that guide decisions on what we eat.
5th - 10th Health
The USA's Expanding Weight Problem
Students find a linear model to fit a set of data. In this finding a linear model to fit a set of data activity, 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.
9th - 12th Math
"Energy Plus!" from Together Counts is three days worth of lessons, discussions, and activities about nutrition. The materials help you teach youngsters about eating healthy and burning calories. Energy in and energy out. Included are information on nutrition labels and food groups, links to fact sheets, a worksheet, and the website for dietary guidelines.
3rd - 5th Health
Mr. Goldman's Good Idea
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.
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Nutrition and Food Security
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.
Simple Keys and Nutrition
An inventive and engaging activity 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.
3rd English Language Arts
They Don't Just Eat Grass
Students consider the USDA daily recommendations to create a "feed" product for middle schoolers. In this Health instructional activity, students learn about the ingredients in feed that is fed to livestock and apply the method to creating feed rations for middle school students.
6th - 8th Science
Making Healthy Eating Choices for You and Others
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.
3rd - 5th Health
Students 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.
2nd - 4th Science