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In a home environment, learners with special needs practice creating nutritious meal plans. They talk about healthy food choices, then use the food pyramid as a guide to planning three balanced meals. They use a food group check sheet to help them know they have chosen from each of the four food groups for each meal they plan.
Students create a meal plan for their family. In this adult health science instructional activity, students discuss the benefits of using a shopping list. They explain how these methods can help them save time and make healthy meals.
Students investigate methods that families use for planning meals. In this nutrition lesson, students play a game that requires them to plan and pay for nutritious meals
Students 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, students 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 design a meal plan with healthy foods based on the food guide pyramid. In this nutrition lesson plan, students identify healthy and unhealthy choices, watch a PowerPoint, and complete a group activity based on the food pyramid.
Students plan a healthy meal for elderly diabetics. For this nutrition lesson, students practice planning a healthy meal by creating a meal plan for an elderly diabetic patient. They learn the importance of controlling diabetes through diet.
Students investigate a meal plan with the use of technology. They use the internet to conduct research from a number of different recipe sources. The goal of the lesson is to become proficient in the technology of using Microsoft Word to create an edited paper with proper formatting.
Learners study recommended dietary guidelines and explore the food pyramid. They create a profile of foods eaten to determine how well their diet matches the food guide pyramid suggestions. Students plan meals for their family for three days.
Students study the nutrients found in foods and the food pyramid.  In this investigative lesson students will plan a seven day menu built around the food pyramid. 
In this planning a healthy meal worksheet, students use a color guide with symbols to color a plate to designate the food groups, use it to plan a healthy balanced meal, and rate their plate. Students complete 15 activities and answers.
Comparing unit prices of food products is a skill that learners will use for the rest of their lives. Here is a simple plan that provides practice calculating the unit price for various grocery store products. Use two jars with differing amounts of small blocks to demonstrate how the cost per unit differs. A worksheet is included, along with an answer key. Although written as a nutrition lesson plan, this can also be a math lesson plan that applies to the real world.
Students examine linear and non-linear functions.  In this Algebra I or II lesson, students investigate the realtionship between numerical (table), graphic, and symbolic representation.  The use of a graphing calculator is needed to complete the lesson.
Students examine a healthy way of eating while following a vegetarian diet. They study the components suggested by the American Dietetic Association that comprise a healthy diet, prepare appetizing foods from these groups, and inspect the quantity of food comprising one serving of each of the food groups.
Students investigate the different functions of the body. In this biology lesson, students study the brain, and central nervous system. They define vocabulary words pertaining to the function of the brain and the nervous system.
Tenth graders explore the various types of meals that they can plan each day. In this health activity, 10th graders develop sample menus for their families. Students create a one dish meal to be sampled by their classmates. 
Young scholars prepare soup and salad meals and assess their nutritional and aesthetic values. After solving soup riddles and discussing types of salads, they use meal planning forms to list ingredients and recipe information. The instructional activity also includes study sheets and student evaluations of their meals.
Students calculate the calories in food samples and plan a meal based on the calorie amount. For this calories lesson plan, students also devise a work out program to burn off the calories.
Students explore guidelines for buying food. In this science lesson, students read labels, trademarks, and print advertisements. Students discuss their duties as consumers as well as the conservation of food. Students serve and evaluate a prepared breakfast menu.
Students plan meals for a day based on their own caloric needs, make a shopping list, and "shop" on line.  In this Great Depression nutrition plan lesson plan, students calculate their caloric needs and plan meals before "shopping" for their list online to calculate their weekly expenditure for food.  Students then calculate the cost of those groceries during the Great Depression and then discuss items they could eliminate from their food list and the potential harm of doing so
Students examine how to analyze the contents of foods. They will be introduced to some of the basics of human nutrition as well as organic chemistry. The team will work on balancing the individual meals to provide a comprehensive, balanced meal plan.

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