Nutritional Balance Teacher Resources

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A Meal of Endurance

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students evaluate the nutritional value of the explorers' meals. This is done through analyzing caloric intake versus caloric expenditure, describing the trend in diet change that explorers experienced over a two year expedition, ...
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Does Your Diet Stack Up?

For Teachers 5th - 10th
An interesting way to learn about dietary requirements, this resource prompts learners to look at what someone in the U.S. eats and compare it to what someone in South America eats. They discuss the social, religious, psychological,...
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Energy Plus!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
"Energy Plus!" from Together Counts is three days worth of lessons, discussions, and activities about nutrition. The materials help you teach youngsters about eating healthy and burning calories. Energy in and energy out. Included are...
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A Healthy Diet is a Balancing Act

For Students 5th
It's important to teach kids how to have a balanced diet. They are provided with six different meals, they fill in the blanks to complete each one to make it balanced. The answers could be anything and the meals offered don't seem very...
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My Favorite Breakfast Foods

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students evaluate the nutritional content of their favorite breakfast foods using the food pyramid to create a graph of the grains, fruits, vegetables, milk products, meats, and beans contained in the breakfast. They then design a...
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Growing Minds: My Plate

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Examine food choices and the nutritional properties of food groups with this visually appealing whole-class lesson plan. This will take a bit of preparation, but once you do it, you can use the materials for years. Using a food groups...
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It's My Body

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Talk about healthy habits using this resource. Learners can explore the importance of a healthy diet, exercise, and the different types of health care professionals. As part of this presentation, they answer hypothetical questions using...
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School Lunch: Grades 9-12

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Go! Slow! Whoa! As part of a study of the nutritional value of foods available on the school campus, groups label those that are fine anytime as "Go" foods. Those that are okay a few times a week get the "Slow" label while those...
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Healthy Snacking: Grades 9-12

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Snacks—even the word can conger up a hunger. Rapidly growing teens, especially, rely on snacks to get them from one meal to the next. After reading a series of articles about nutrition and healthy snack choices, pupils fill out a report...
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Breakfast: Grades 3-5

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
New ReviewTwo lessons promote starting the day with a balanced breakfast. Lesson one challenges scholars to create their own cereal after examining their current favorite cereal, including its nutrition facts. In lesson two, learners set their...
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Breakfast: Grades 9-12

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Sleep and food are brain fuels, and teens require a lot of both, but getting high schoolers up in time to have a healthy breakfast before they charge off to school can be a challenge. To meet this challenge, scholars first set up a...
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School Lunch: Grades 3-5

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
New ReviewTwo lessons encourage scholars to make smart food choices. Lesson one challenges participants to create a five-day meal plan. In activity two, learners pack an imaginary lunch, drawing pictures on a printable lunch bag divided into food...
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Be A Nutritional Entrepreneur

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research and define nutrition. They choose a definition of nutrition or a nutritional theme around which they design a restaurant. This activity helps students answer the question "What is a nutritionally balanced meal?"
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Balance of Nutrition

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students explore nutrition by completing a group activity. In this balanced meal activity, students identify the five food groups and discuss their favorite foods from each group. Students utilize illustrations to fill in a fictional...
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The Pyramid of Power

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students explore the food pyramid, nutrition, and how to plan a balanced diet. This fun instructional activity is well-planned and a great introduction to the food pyramid!
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Balanced Meals

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore the importance of eating a balanced meal. They observe a video of people suffering from malnutrition, eating disorders, and obesity. They plan a balanced lunch menu for a week.
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Food Pyramid

For Teachers 1st
First graders examine the different levels of the food pyramid and plan a healthy meal. They discuss the food pyramid and read about nutrition using a variety of resources. Using Kidspiration computer software, they plan a...
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The USA's Expanding Weight Problem

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students find a linear model to fit a set of data.  In this finding a linear model to fit a set of data instructional activity, students graph obesity data of Americans.  Students find a regression line of the data.  Students make...
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A Meal of Endurance

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students examine the importance of the nutritional value of explorers' meals. They investigate the concepts of caloric intake vs. caloric expenditure and examine their own nutrition.
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The Thanksgiving Meal

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Learners make a Thanksgiving meal based on the nutrition of the colony they were assigned. In this nutrition lesson plan, students' parents come in to taste the food after the learners explain their colony to them.
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Quick Breads (Banana Muffins)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers review what they know about quick breads and bananas. In this art instructional activity, students discover two different recipes for Banana Muffins off of the computer. High schoolers prepare a recipe for Bananas Muffins...
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Vitamins

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students determine the amount of vitamin C present in 3 samples of juice stored in various light conditions. In this vitamin lesson plan, students investigate the amount of vitamin C present in juice exposed to different quantities of...
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Development of a Nutritional Snack

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils develop a new line of nutritional snacks. They work in teams to submit a proposal for a snack that not only tastes good, but is nutritional as well. Their end-product consists of four parts: background information, developing the...
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The Nutritional Content of Food

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers are given three unknown samples and must perform two chemical tests in order to determine if the samples contains protein and/or starch. Students work with corrosive or toxic reagents.