Fruit and Vegetable, Vitamins and Minerals
Learners are introduced to the various vitamins or minerals. In groups, they research the functions of the minerals and vitamins in the body. To end the lesson, they examine the deficiencies that can occur if they are not available.
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When Something's Missing: Diagnosing Vitamin Deficiencies
The New York Times "Education" section posts an extensive lesson on vitamin and mineral deficiencies. It involves class discussion, examination of food packaging labels, and the reading of a blog post about Vitamin D. The highlight of...
6th - 9th Health
McDonalds vs. Apple, Fast Food vs. Fruit, Fun Nutrition Facts
Natalie compares common food choices such as a soft drink instead of an apple, or Gatorade instead of a banana. Calorie count is juxtaposed against nutrients found in various fruits and junk food. Great visuals are provided for your...
6 mins 9th - 12th Health