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Eat Less Fat, Saturated Fat, And Cholesterol
Students simulate the clogging of an artery with cholesterol by creating a paper towel roll model of an artery. They discuss the three types of cholesterol and their effects on the heart then they compare the fat and cholesterol content in different foods.
Black Tiger Academy Martial Arts Fitness Unit – Lesson 14
“Rule your mind or it will rule you."—Horace. Black Tiger Academy’s martial arts lesson 14 of 20 introduces the class to dietary fats. There are good fats and not so good fats, and this activity helps them identify which is which. Then the martial arts skills part of the lesson has the class practicing upward blocks, downward blocks, and either round-house kicks or stepping side kicks.
Black Tiger Academy Martial Arts Fitness Unit – Lesson 9
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”—Nelson Mandela. Black Tiger Academy’s martial arts lesson plan nine of 20 introduces food labels to the class. What are food labels? What do they mean? How can they be helpful in choosing what to eat or drink? The class participates in an activity called Crack the Code to help them decipher a food label. Then they practice their round-house kicks before putting together snap/round-house kick combinations, and thrust/round-house combinations. They will use shields and targets for variety.
Be Label Able
Students analyze the nutritional content of different cereals. In this health science lesson, students apply their knowledge about nutrition to create a healthy granola cereal. They design a package and market their product.
Have It Your Way Fast Food
Students explore how to cut back on fat in fast food meals. For this health lesson, students discuss healthier food choices they can make when eating at fast food restaurants. Students complete a fast food contract.
The Optimization of Food
Students discuss nutrition and how to make better choices with food. In this algebra and nutrition lesson, students discuss the way the body process food and the importance of nutrition for our cells. They discuss calories, fats and serving size of a normal day intake.
Figuring Out Food Labels
Students identify various sources of nutritional information and evaluate accuracy of messages. They comprehend and identify misrepresentations in current food labeling. Pupils evaluate specific consumer products for truth in labeling. Students interpret food labels and make consumer decisions based on this information.
Food Label Scavenger Hunt Lesson: Worksheet with Twenty-one Food Lab
Students investigate the nutritional value of foods. In this scavenger hunt lesson, students compare various foods using food labels to determine their calories, fat, saturated fat, sodium, sugar, and protein. There is a link to the PowerPoint referred to in the lesson along with the worksheet that may need to be located on the website.
Jr. Chef Club Delightful Desserts
Students identify the fat content in foods. In this nutrition lesson, students review the food pyramid and identify foods that are low in fat. Students create a low-fat dessert by using fruit.
Heart Disease & Stroke
Learners study heart disease and how to prevent it. In this investigative lesson students list heart disease and stroke risk factors.
A Helthy Diet
Pupils examine their eating habits and experience analyzing data and drawing conclusions. They construct models of the molecular backbone of saturated and unsaturated fats. In addition, they examine the labels of their food, record the nutritional information, and determine the health of their diet.
Students identify the different WIC cheese choices. In this health lesson, students compare the nutrient content of various cheese. They share cheese cooking tips.
Students study carbohydrates and what they do for your body. In this health lesson students examine the different types of fiber, sugar substitutes and popular diets.
Fats: A Type of Lipid
In this nutrition instructional activity, students complete a graphic organizer about the function of fats in the diet. They compare unsaturated and saturated fats. They tell what happens when one has either too much or too little fats, and record healthy advice about fats.
Lose the Fat, Keep the Vitamins... Drink Low fat Milk!
Students compare the different types of milk. In this adult health lesson, students examine the label and determine which is the healthiest. They discuss ways to switch from high fat to lower fat milk.
Healthy Tonic: Label Reading
In this factual text instructional activity, 6th graders read a bottle label for a delicious tasting tonic for optimal health. Students must read the factual text and answer the six reading comprehension questions that follow.
In this food labels learning exercise, students answer short answer questions and multiple choice questions based on the food labels they are given. Students complete 4 activities.
Students assess their risk of heart disease. In this adult health lesson, students differentiate saturated and unsaturated fats. They discuss different heart healthy food ideas.
Eating for Your Future
Students brainstorm ways to live healthy. In this health science lesson, students recipes that are healthy and appealing. They compile all recipes and develop a class cookbook.
Choosing Healthy Foods Bookmarks
Students create bookmarks as a part of a healthy foods lesson. In this healthy foods lesson, students cut out the examples of foods and nutritional information to create bookmarks about healthy foods.