How healthy is fast food?
Students explore how well fast food meals contribute to their daily need for nutrients. They compare fast food menus with nutrition info from the USDA website and then compile it in a spreadsheet.
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Eat Healthy • Be Active Community Workshops
Recipe makeovers, healthy alternatives, quick tips for a nutritious lifestyle...this 187-page document has it all! Don't miss a thorough packet of workshop activities and handouts designed to support your teaching of the MyPlate...
6th - 12th Health CCSS: Adaptable
Fast Food and Daily Nutrition Choices
Students explore food. In this nutrition lesson, students investigate multiple facets of healthy eating and how the fast food industry impacts our society. They will participate in class discussions, read from their text-book, and watch...
8th - 10th English Language Arts
"Yo Quiero a Glob of Lard" How To Figure the Nutritional Value of Foods
Sometimes students' favorite restaurants aren't the healthiest! Using this nutrition learning exercise, they determine the nutritional value of their favorite foods. Breaking down foods into 6 nutrient groups, students apply simple math...
6th - 10th Math
"Youth Obesity: Schools Fight Back” Language Arts Lesson Plan
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. Hand...
7th - 12th Health CCSS: Designed
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
What's Wrong with Our Food System
In this engaging video, 11-year-old Birke Baehr describes what he calls "the dark side of the industrialized food system". Explaining everything from genetically engineered seeds and organisms to Confined Animal Feeding Operations...
5 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable