US Department of Agriculture
Serving Up My Plate
Offer your youngsters an extra helping of nutritional knowledge and healthy tips with this resource, which centers around the MyPlate nutritional guide and offers three "courses" of plans and worksheets on the food groups and the...
Youth Obesity: Schools Fight Back
Kids fight obesity by comparing the USDA food intake suggestions to what they personally consume throughout the day. They watch a video, read texts, and explore related vocabulary which they use as they compose an oral presentation.
Uncle Sam and the American Diet
Uncle Sam wants you to follow the food pyramid! Scholars analyze two images of propaganda posters the government created to promote the food pyramid. Academics complete a worksheet to understand the impact of the campaign and end the...
Obesity: Grades K-2
Kids Health presents two lessons that encourage them to move their bodies and eat balanced meals. In making smart choices, learners list five exercise activities to replace screen time. Pupils discuss types of food and categorize them as...
Health Smart Virginia
Suicide Prevention - Finding the Words
Acknowledge, Care, Tell! Freshmen learn how to ACT to help a friend demonstrating warning signs for depression and suicide in a carefully scaffolded, scripted instructional activity. Scholars also learn positive coping skills,...
Eating Disorders: Grades 9-12
After gathering information about various eating disorders, high schoolers create a poster or infographic that presents both unhealthy and healthy appearances and eating habits. A second activity asks pupils to craft letters of advice to...
Health Smart Virginia
How the Namuhs Learned to be Content with Who They Are
The Namuhs have a lot to teach humans how idealized images presented in advertising can impact self-perception and self-worth. After brainstorming 10 traits the media sets as the perfect body, class members read a short story about the...
Healthy Snacking: Grades 6-8
Two activities focus on healthy snacking. In the first activity, scholars create a poster displaying two messages—pack a healthy snack and make good food choices. The second activity challenges pupils to draft a snack list and tag along...
School Lunch: Grades 6-8
School lunches are the focus of two learning activities. Activity one challenges small groups to create a lunch menu for an imaginary cafe. Activity two sheds light on one's afternoon eating habits. Asking scholars to record what they...
Food Allergies: Grades 6-8
Over two lessons, scholars use articles and discussions to define what a food allergy is and identify the most common food allergens. Small groups prepare a skit showcasing how the body exhibits an allergic reaction. Learners examine...
Breakfast: Grades 3-5
Two 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 instructional activity two,...
American Museum of Natural History
What's This? Feeding
Some species have pretty creative methods for catching food. Young scientists learn about some interesting ways organisms get the nutrients they need by navigating an online interactive lesson that would be suitable for a remote learning...
Healthy Body Image: A Lesson Plan for High School Students
How does your class view themselves? High schoolers explore body image through a series of four activities. Groups collaborate to examine the changes we experience as a part of growing up, how the media influences body image, and healthy...
Forest Hill Nature Preschool & Childcare
Optimizing Healthy Eating Habits Flyer
Instill healthy habits in your classroom with a colorful flyer detailing four key areas in which scholars work towards a positive eating lifestyle.
Food Labels: Grades 3-5
Bring awareness to the ingredients scholars ingest daily with two lessons that look deeply into food labels. The first lesson explores the difference between processed and fresh foods while the second lesson focuses on sugar content.
Elementary CORE Academy
There's nothing as satisfying as a crunchy carrot or a juicy apple! Teach your middle and high schoolers about healthy eating habits with a set of nutrition activities. After analyzing the model of the food pyramid, learners apply the...
Food Pyramid Relay Race
Learners explore healthy eating habits by conducting a physical food challenge. In this food pyramid lesson, students identify the main concepts behind the food pyramid and what choices they should be making with their food intake....
Students read The Hungry Caterpillar to examine healthy eating habits. In this food and nutrition lesson, students role play the various responsibilities during family mealtime. They will discuss the struggles of healthy eating, and the...
It's Time To Eat!
Pupils explore the various types of nutritious foods that can be eaten at meal and snack times. they discuss the types of food they eat at mealtimes. Students use Kidspiration to create a web for each mealtime and each snack.
Preventing Picky Eaters
Students examine how to encourage proper eating habits in children. In this nutrition lesson, students explore ways to encourage picky eaters to eat healthy foods. They discuss eating habits that include behavior and nutrition.
Food Chain Game
Students explore animal characteristics by participating in a role-play activity. In this food chain lesson, students discuss the order of life and how animals must eat other animals to survive. Students conduct a food chain game in...
Breakfast: Grades K-2
Students investigate nutrition and the role breakfast plays in everyday life. In this healthy eating activity, students discuss their own breakfast habits and the meal they would prefer to have every morning. Students practice...
Young scholars investigate healthy eating habits by studying the food pyramid. For this personal health lesson, students write a recipe for a healthy meal including one item from each section of the four food groups. Young scholars...
"Wet" Your Appetite: Conserving Water
Learners investigate how water is utilized in producing food. In this agriculture lesson, students examine how much water goes into the creation of their daily menu. Learners create a new menu that can conserve water and cut their water...