A Healthy You
Go beyond counting calories with a healthy eating unit that focuses on reading nutritional labels, making healthy choices, and incorporating fitness into daily life. After four lessons about the different ways kids can improve their...
Fast Fats: A Nutritional Analysis of America's Obsession with Fast Foods
How do you read a nutritional label? Help high schoolers practice reading nutritional labels on foods so they can calculate the calories in different types of foods. They will also examine the effects of fat on the body and the link to...
Food Labels: Grades 6-8
With the help of two activities, scholars discover what's in their favorite foods by reading nutrition labels. Activity one challenges participants to write a letter to a fictional peer about the importance of making healthy choices....
Healthy Snacking: Grades 9-12
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...
Food Labels: Grades 9-12
Check the label! That's the big idea in a lesson about using the nutrition facts on food labels rather than advertising hype to make healthy choices about what to eat. After reading background articles and learning how to read nutrition...
Cooking Matters: For Chefs and Kids
Get your scholars cooking with a collection of activities that pairs the class to a community chef, promotes healthy snacking and drinking, and explores fruits and vegetables. Lower elementary learners create vegetable super heroes,...
Fast Food Tomatoes
Here is a fantastic reading passage and discussion question to challenge your advanced learners. They read a passage describing arguments against the mass production of tomatoes for fast food resulting in poor treatment of workers. Then...
Supersize Me Worksheet
Morgan, who is a reasonable, healthy man, embarks on a 30-day quest to eat nothing but food from a McDonald's restaurant. This worksheet accompanies the video "Supersize Me". The video is definitely worth viewing, but this worksheet...
Have It Your Way Fast Food
Students explore how to cut back on fat in fast food meals. In this health lesson, students discuss healthier food choices they can make when eating at fast food restaurants. Students complete a fast food contract.
Eating Out and Eating In- Go Lean with Protein
Fifth graders explore healthy food options at fast food restaurants. In this restaurant lesson, 5th graders explore menus from different fast food options. Students investigate menus to determine the healthiest meal options.
Fast Food Folk Song
For this song lyrics vocabulary worksheet, students complete an online exercise in which they fill in the missing words of a song. Students listen and watch a YouTube clip of two singers who sing their order at a Taco Bell drive through...
English Exercises: Fast Food Goes Organic
In this vocabulary and listening skills online worksheet, students complete a crossword puzzle with the names of fast foods that are shown in clip art pictures. They watch a YouTube video about a fast food restaurant becoming organic....
Slow Food: A Different Path
Students investigate the slow food movement through a reading and activity. In this slow food lesson, students read about the differences in fast food and slow food and the ties to sustainable agriculture. They nominate a local specialty...
Lesson 1: Fast Food Nutrients
Young scholars compute the nutrient values of fast foods. In this fast food nutrient, students observe a PowerPoint about nutrition. They research nutritional topics, answer questions about nutrition, and determine the nutrient values...
Burger King Investigation
Students study data on the nutritional value of Burger King meals in order to discover its nutritional value and also to compare the meals, using mathematical computation, to the recommended daily diet. For this data handling lesson,...
Carrot Sticks or French Fries?
Students investigate the influence of fast food brand names on food choices and analyze the factors that contribute to branding preferences. They write an opinion essay on the corporate responsibility to influence food choices.
A Healthy Diet
Students examine their own fast food habits and discuss the poor nutritional value of this type of food. They read nutritional labels on popular packaged foods. They analyze the risks of a diet high in fat and sodium versus a well...
Eating on the Go: Finding Healthy Fast food Choices
Students discuss the pros and cons of supersizing fast foods. In this adult health lesson, students explain why fast food is so popular. They suggest healthier order strategies.
Fat Fast Foods
Students explore the fast food industry. In this fast food lesson, students research fast food restaurants and the food served. Students create a tri-fold handout to explain the history of fast food and types of food served. Students...
Bar Graph- Calories In Fast Food Items
In this bar graph activity, students analyze a bar graph that shows calories in 10 fast food menu items. Students answer 7 questions about the graph.
Chew on This
For this healthy eating worksheet, students read an excerpt on eating healthy and understanding the risks of eating fast food. The packet is a 13 page cross-circular project involving a number of subjects all pertaining to the Chew on...
Chew on This: Worksheets 1 - 5
In this fast food worksheet, students answer 21 questions pertaining to the fast food industry. It appears as though they should read the Chew on This article, but it is not included in this packet. This packet contains worksheets 1...
Fast Food Fun
Students use technology to input, retrieve, organize, manipulate, evaluate, and communicate information to find calories and fat in a typical fast food meal. They decide which fast food restaurant you would like to visit and click on...
Reading: TV, Hamburger, Obesity Gene
Students examine the problem of obesity and fast food. The class is divided into two groups, and read different text. They hold a town hall meeting in which they discuss whether a fast food restaurant should be opened in the town.