Fortified for Health

Scholars discover the process of fortification with a lesson designed to boost personal health and wellness. To test the fortification process, small groups use a magnet to locate iron in bag of fortified cereal.  

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Bring in several fortified foods for an in-class taste-test 
  • Encourage learners to read nutrition labels at home to identify fortified foods and discuss findings when they return to school 
  • Invite a farmer, food manufacturer representative, or nutritionist to speak to your class about healthy eating habits, particularly vitamins and minerals
Classroom Considerations

  • Take classroom allergies into consideration prior to bringing in food 
Pros

  • Provides four links to extend the learning experience 
  • Detailed lesson steps make for easy implementation 
Cons

  • None