The Foods We Eat: Towards a Balanced Diet
Students list at least 10 different food items grown/produced in their community, identify what each food item contains and make a list of different food items which constitute a balanced diet. They bring in food samples and write food poems.
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"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
The Origins of Civilization and Agriculture: Integrating the Study of Food
What role has food played in the rise and changing nature of civilizations? Here you'll find a fantastic set of lessons and materials on such topics as where food is grown in the United States, the food of ancient peoples,...
7th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Energy Content of Foods
Why do athletes load up on carbohydrates the evening before a competition? The activity helps answer this question as it relates the type of food to the amount of energy it contains. After a discussion, scholars perform an experiment to...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Should We Eat Bugs?
Cricket cookies? Mealworm mac and cheese? Bugs are super nutritious! Why don't we eat them? Hear the history of entomophagy, that is, the practice of eating insects and spiders, by viewing this video. It is a fascinating exploration of...
5 mins 5th - 10th Science CCSS: Adaptable