Nutrition in Schools Teacher Resources

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Reading Cuisine: Connotation

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Define denotation and connotation for your class and read "Chocolate Cake" from Fatherhood by Bill Cosby (or look online for an audio clip). Class discussion about diction inspires playful rewriting of the text. Learners sort words with...
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School Lunches

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Young scholars examine their school lunches for nutritional value.  In this school lunch instructional activity, students break down what they eat in school to find portion size, carbohydrate, fiber and fat content. Young scholars...
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Making Connections: School Lunches Around the World

For Students 4th
This worksheet includes a selection entitled, "School Lunches Around the World" as well as 4 multiple choice questions that test readers' close reading of the passage.
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School Lunches: Cultural Relevancy in the Cafeteria

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore ethnic diversity. In this tolerance lesson, students discuss the food choices in their school cafeteria and determine how the menu may limit choices for those of diverse ethnic backgrounds.
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Personal Health Series-School Lunch

For Students 7th - 9th
In this nutrition worksheet, students are given the task of creating a comic strip about meals, nutrition, the food groups and the messages celebrities send about weight and nutrition. Students sum up their message with one sentences...
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The Waste-Free Lunch

For Students 7th - 10th
Reusable packaging for school lunches seems like a wonderful and eco-friendly idea; however, some children are being chastised for not following one school's guidelines. This New York Times article engages learners in reading...
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School Lunches Get More Healthful

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students read a story called School Lunches Get More Healthful and answer vocabulary and comprehension questions about it. For this current events school lunch lesson plan, student respond to literature by answering questions, recalling...
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Separation of Powers

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
In a fun and informative simulation, your learners will act in groups as lead chefs, menu writers, and nutrition inspectors in deciding a new school lunch menu. They will then compare and contrast their experience to the interaction...
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Sugar and Protein

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Give some food for thought! Scholars investigate constraints on the cost, the amount of sugar, and the amount of protein for some school lunches. A set of inequalities lets them express the constraints mathematically.
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Choose Your Own Adventure: School Nutritional Policy

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Mature audiences are required for this lesson on implementing health-related policies. First, they openly explore the CDC obesity page while taking notes about what they discover. Then they view a PowerPoint about the success of public...
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Time For Kids: Nutrition

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
In these two recognizing nutritious foods for school lunches worksheet, students solve food riddles about fruits and vegetables, write short answers about school lunches, and plan daily menus for a week. Students write 15 answers.
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Too Cool for School Lunches!

For Students 3rd - 8th
Imagine opening your lunch bag and finding a sushi sandwich or a sandwich on a stick! Take the ho-hum out of the bag and pack creative yummies instead by following the directions on a great worksheet.
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Health Database Lesson Plan

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders demonstrate the ability to identify personal health needs. They classify foods from the school lunch menus into the correct food groups. A database file is created. They determine if the school lunch menu offers a balanced...
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Food Foldable

For Teachers 2nd
There's nothing as satisfying as a crunchy carrot or a juicy apple! Teach your middle and high schoolers about healthy eating habits with a set of nutrition activities. After analyzing the model of the food pyramid, learners apply the...
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Extra Safe Lunches

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students prepare a checklist for safe, clean conditions in the school cafeteria and lunchroom. They design the school lunch menu for one day.
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Body Invaders: Weight Control

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners develop a healthy school lunch menu for a week.  in this diet assessment instructional activity students learn about the importance of a healthy diet by dividing into groups and researching their given topic. 
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The Care and Feeding of Kids: Finding Information on Nutrition and Fitness

For Teachers 5th - 10th
The Learning Network is featuring an article about First Lady Michelle Obama and her quest to help reduce childhood obesity in America. The article talks about how she has talked with the top three suppliers of school lunches and has...
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Food + Activity = Weight and Health

For Students 3rd - 5th
For this nutrition worksheet, students evaluate the school lunch menu and answer 3 short answer questions about it. Students then create a nutritious meal that they would like to eat at school.
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Learning About My Eating Habits

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore their own dietary habits and identify food pyramid guidelines including serving sizes and recommended portions. They complete worksheets, conduct Internet research and evaluate school lunches.
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Create Your School Lunch Menu

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students develop their own school menu with as many healthy choices as possible. They keep a journal of what they eat on one day and then research nutrition. They present their new menu to the judging committee.
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Food Waste Solutions

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Easy doesn't always mean better. In an era with pre-packaged everything, learners consider the environmental impact of the convenient trend. They critique the packaging of food and how waste impacts cost and then look for solutions.
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The Food Pyramid: What Should I Eat?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
A balanced diet is a smart diet! Help scholars make balanced food choices with a lesson that encourages looking at the nutritional information. Following a KWL chart, a presentation looks closely at the food pyramid and the types of food...
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Food Choices: A Socio-Cultural Decision

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students discuss their food preferences. Using a flannel board and food models students describe what they would like to eat for dinner. Students compare their selections with their classmates. Students identify the nationality of ethnic...
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What's for Lunch Around the World?

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Learners gain an understanding of different cultures by conducting research about international school lunches. They devise a method to visually present their information and then fabricate their presentation and share it with their...

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