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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 lesson, students discuss the benefits of using a shopping list. They explain how these methods can help them save time and make healthy meals.
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. In this nutrition instructional activity, 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 plan is to become proficient in the technology of using Microsoft Word to create an edited paper with proper formatting.
Students study the nutrients found in foods and the food pyramid.  In this investigative instructional activity students will plan a seven day menu built around the food pyramid. 
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 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.
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.
Tenth graders explore the various types of meals that they can plan each day. In this health lesson, 10th graders develop sample menus for their families. Students create a one dish meal to be sampled by their classmates. 
Students investigate methods that families use for planning meals. In this nutrition instructional activity, students play a game that requires them to plan and pay for nutritious meals
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 lesson 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. In this calories lesson plan, students also devise a work out program to burn off the calories.
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 use the internet to gather information about healthy eating habits. They create a drawing of the food pyramid and their own five-day menu using all of the food groups. They compare and contrast the nutritional information of fast food meals as well.
Students investigate the concept of a healthy diet for senior citizens, while specifically emphasizing a low consumption of sodium. The diet has the intention of helping to reduce blood pressure and students set goals for a heart healthy life.
Young scholars 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.
High schoolers 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, high schoolers 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 study the TriFIT system and its applications. They enter data, analyze data, and respond to this data from fictional students. They use the TriFIT Wellness Center to plan exercise programs and nutritional meal plans for these fictional students.
Seventh graders research about a specific diet related disorder. In this health activity, 7th graders create a meal plan for an individual. They develop a brochure containing information and dietary tips about the disorder.

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