Nutrition Teacher Resources
An apple a day keeps the doctor away? Explore what really constitutes proper nutrition, and encourage your learners to develop healthy eating practices and make smart food choices on a daily basis.
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"Yo Quiero a Glob of Lard" How To Figure the Nutritional Value of Foods
6th - 10th
Sometimes students' favorite restaurants aren't the healthiest! Using this nutrition instructional activity, they determine the nutritional value of their favorite foods. Breaking down foods into 6 nutrient groups, students apply simple...
Understanding Food - Nutrition - Part 1/2
10 mins 6th - 12th
Natalie explains what exactly nutrients are. Here in part one she discusses building blocks such as vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, and water. Each is thoroughly explained in a simple, but scientific way. Use in a biology or nutrition...
Science of NFL Football: Nutrition, Hydration and Health
5 mins 5th - 12th
How does what you eat compare to an NFL football player? The final video in a 10-part series explains the nutrition requirements at the extreme level of an NFL player. The instructor explains the key nutrients and their nutritional...
Nutrients for Plants and People: Nutrition Scrapbook or Poster
4th - 6th
Get creative about nutrition! This crafty food project has learners thinking about the foods that make up levels of the food pyramid, first cutting out images of different types of food and plants from magazines or gardening catalogues....
Digestive Enzymes, Nutrition and Your Health
10 mins 9th - 12th
As Natalie describes in this video, nutrition is about more than just having a healthy diet. Your body's absorption, digestion, and elimination is key in your overall health. The function of enzymes is clearly explained along with the...
High-Fructose Corn Syrup: The "Dark Lord" of Nutrition
4 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) can be found in many of the things people consume—yogurts, baked goods, canned goods, condiments, and beverages. An enlightening video explores high fructose corn syrup and its bad reputation. The narrator...
Nutritional Word Search: Nutrients for Plants and People
3rd - 5th
Looking for something fun your young nutritionists can do when they have extra time? Although this worksheet has little educational merit, it does serve to reiterate key nutrition terms as students search for the words in a word search....
4-H Nutrition/Health/Fitness- Intermediate Leader's Page
4th - 7th
Have some fun with healthy living in 4-H! Through several activities, young members learn about healthy eating, basic first aid, and fun exercise options. Of course, service ideas are outlined to extend learning. Students use websites to...
The Care and Feeding of Kids: Finding Information on Nutrition and Fitness
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...
Fast Fats: A Nutritional Analysis of America's Obsession with Fast Foods
10th - 12th
How do you read a nutritional label? Help high schoolers practice reading nutritional labels on foods so they can calculate the calories in different types of foods. They will also examine the effects of fat on the body and the link to...
What is a Complete Breakfast?
4 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Start your day—and your class—off right with an interesting video about breakfast! The resource, part of the American Chemical Society's Reactions series, tackles the most important meal of the day. The narrator explains what makes for a...
Vending Machine Bans Increase in Schools Nationwide
7th - 11th CCSS: Adaptable
Does a ban on vending machines infringe on student rights, or do school officials have an obligation to monitor foods sold on school grounds? Your class members will explore the educational, health, and financial issues related to...
Nutritional value unit integrated with Microsoft Works
4th - 5th
Learners generate a database of nutritional value information. In this Microsoft Works lesson, students construct a database comparing the nutritional value of foods. Learners use Microsoft Works to create spreadsheets and analyze graphs.
Health and Nutrition Lesson Plan: Learning Healthy Eating Habits With Junk Food Jack and Healthy Harry
Pre-K - 1st
Students distinguish healthy foods from junk foods. In this personal health and nutrition lesson, students make Junk Food Jack and Healthy Harry. Students use the puppets to role play discussion about healthy eating.
Eat Healthy • Be Active Community Workshops
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
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...
Nutrients for Plants and People: Reading Food Labels for Nutrition
2nd - 5th
Apply work with the food pyramid with this worksheet. Have your class go through their cupboards at home and find 5 different foods to inspect. On this handout, they record the food, what part of the food pyramid this food fits into, and...
Choose Your Own Adventure: School Nutritional Policy
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...
Exploring Dietary Guidelines and Healthy Eating Patterns
5th - 8th
How nutritious is a tiny lollipop? Pass them out to your class as they view a PowerPoint presentation on the basics of nutrition. The learners measure and record their weight and height and then carry out a computer activity using their...
Importance of Hand Washing and Introduction to Nutrition
K - 5th
Students examine a healthy lifestyle. In this hand washing lesson, students discover important times they should wash their hands and what is the proper way in which to do so. They participate in class discussions and an activity on this...
Teaching Kids About Healthy Foods: Snacks Alternatives
1st - 5th
Students inspect human health by participating in a class game. In this nutrition lesson, students examine an interactive food pyramid and discuss the healthy alternatives to their typical diets. Students complete a flash card activity...
Food Label Scavenger Hunt Lesson: Worksheet with Twenty-one Food Lab
7th - 9th
Students investigate the nutritional value of foods. In this scavenger hunt lesson, students compare various foods using food labels to determine their calories, fat, saturated fat, sodium, sugar, and protein. There is a link to the...
Metabolism and Nutrition (Part 2)
10 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
The 37th video in a series of 47 about the human body delves into metabolism. Scholars review cellular respiration and see how it, ATP, and glycolysis play a role in metabolism and how all of this relates to sugar levels in the body.