New! Healthy Foods Collage
Kids make a collage to help them identify and name healthy food. They listen to the book, Eat Healthy, Feel Great, discuss healthy food and why they need it, then cut out pictures of healthy foods to make a collage.
What is obesity and what are some steps that can help? Investigate obesity by having your class read and discuss articles about obesity. Students gain knowledge about body mass index, the food pyramid, being overweight and dieting. They will also discuss how the media portrays food to kids and make a list of healthy foods and unhealthy foods in grocery store ads. Great health activity!
Healthy Food is Good Food!
Students examine the difference between whole foods and junk foods. In this food lesson, students learn the definitions of whole food and junk food. They find the difference in tastes and textures of different foods by performing taste tests. They determine the benefits of eating healthy food and participate in a class discussion on the subject.
Home Living / Daily Living Lesson Plan—Mastery Healthy Food
Everyone needs to know how to eat well to stay healthy. Learners with mild disabilities log what they eat, discuss food choices, and review healthy foods. The lesson could be used to foster living skills in high-functioning individuals or to introduce younger learners to basic nutrition.
Happy Feet, Healthy Food Journal
Fourth graders record their physical activities and eating habits in a journal. They place their answers in the workbook, Happy Feet, Healthy Food. They sketch and write about their weekly healthy habits.
Using the Food Pyramid to Make Healthy Food Choices
Students investigate how to make healthy choices. In this food pyramid lesson, students read about making healthy choices. Students chart the food they eat to see where it is on the pyramid. Students then create a collage of healthy foods on the food pyramid.
Healthy Foods=Super Kids
First graders explore food that help and hurt their bodies. In this healthy food lesson, 1st graders view the Picky Eater, sing a song and discuss the food groups. Students keep a journal of the healthy foods they eat. Students are photographed in a Superkid t-shirt and milkshake moustache.
Healthy Food Makes Healthy Body
Students explore the food pyramid. In this healthy eating lesson, students participate in a variety of center activities where they explore the food pyramid and the importance of making healthy food choices. Students also have the opportunity to keep a record of what they eat.
Healthy Snack Day
Students understand the value of the food pyramid in making good food choices. For this nutrition lesson, students experimented with rats eating junk food and healthy food. Students observed the results. Students completed a snack worksheet. Students participated in a healthy food challenge.
Assess your pupils' ability to identify healthy food choices in the final lesson of this series on food science. Given five different food labels, young nutritionists will rank them from most to least healthy, supporting their choices with a short explanatory paragraph. The assessment also asks for the identification of food groups, which is challenging since the food labels do not list ingredients, only nutrition facts. Consider cutting out and copying food labels with ingredient lists to help learners reach the learning objectives of the assessment.
Students discuss the difference between healthy foods and bad foods. They define healthy foods. Students name healthy foods they can eat and discuss why it is important to eat healthy food.