Youth Obesity: Schools Fight Back

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Explore nutrition and healthy eating habits with a study on youth obesity. Learners watch a PBS documentary on the obesity epidemic which discusses government programs aimed at healthier choices, as well as more localized efforts. Kids brainstorm a list of the top five unhealthy snacks they love, then consider why they are so tempting. Finally, they come up with healthy alternatives to these snacks and host a tasting.  

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Create an interdisciplinary lesson between science and language arts
  • Encourage learners to keep a food diary to accurately track their eating habits
Classroom Considerations

  • Be aware that discussions about obesity may be sensitive for some learners in your classroom
Pros

  • Incorporates math by prompting class members to graph the results
Cons

  • None