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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 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.
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 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, 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 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 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.