Planning Healthy Meals Teacher Resources
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Meal Planning and Nutrition
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.
9th - Higher Ed Health 26 Views 48 Downloads
I Can Eat A Rainbow!
In this planning a healthy meal worksheet, young scholars 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.
1st - 3rd Language Arts 3 Views 68 Downloads
What's Cooking? It Starts with a Plan and a List
Students create a meal plan for their family. In this adult health science activity, students discuss the benefits of using a shopping list. They explain how these methods can help them save time and make healthy meals.
Higher Ed Health 14 Views 41 Downloads
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.
5th - 8th Health 4 Views 39 Downloads
Home Cooking: Creating Healthy Meal Plans
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.
9th - 12th Health 10 Views 40 Downloads
Final Project: Food and Nutrition Class
Students plan appropriate diets for themselves and others using the USDA Dietary Guidelines. They indicate their average cost of food at home on a thrifty plan and prepare a one-week menu plan including breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a snack.
9th - 12th Health 8 Views 31 Downloads
Eating Right with a Little Help from the VT
Students determine food groups and design a balanced menu plan. In this food pyramid instructional activity, students use the VisualThesaurus to write a definition of each food group and find foods in each group, then use this information to plan create a balanced diet plan for one day.
3rd - 8th Health 5 Views 1 Download
Fast Food Junkie
Students research calories and nutrients found in fast food to plan meals. For this nutrition lesson, 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.
7th - 12th Science 9 Views 57 Downloads
"Using Manipulatives and/or Technology to Solve Math Problems" by Cooking a Dinner
Students multiply fractions. In this fraction lesson students create conversions in recipes by multiplying fractions. Students read labels of ingredients and make adjustments to recipes according to how many servings they need to make.
5th - 6th Math 3 Views 39 Downloads
Go BBYC: Buying the Best for Your Consumption
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.
5th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 12 Downloads
Meal Plan for an Older Person with Diabetes
Young scholars plan a healthy meal for elderly diabetics. In 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.
7th - 11th Health 3 Views 4 Downloads
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.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 38 Downloads
What's Your Representation?
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.
9th - 11th Math 3 Views 12 Downloads
Getting To Know the Healthy Food Pyramid
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.
11th - 12th 21st Century Skills 11 Views 20 Downloads
Planning: To Get Enough Money for Food
Students investigate methods that families use for planning meals and budgeting for them. In this nutrition lesson, students complete activities that require them to determine how much it costs to feed children at different ages. Students also play a game that requires them to plan and buy nutritious meals.
4th - 7th Social Studies & History 5 Views 26 Downloads