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288 resources with the concept diet

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From Child to Adult

For Teachers 8th
There's no question that the middle schoolers in your class are going through a myriad of transitions. Adolescence brings changes in self esteem, relationships, anatomy, and emotions. Additionally, they will face additional challenges...
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The Surprising Cause of Stomach Ulcers

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
That raging fire in your belly is not necessarily the burrito you had for lunch! Aspiring doctors get an in-depth look at the cause of stomach ulcers with an interesting video. The narrator discusses ulcer treatments of the past, how...
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Why We Love Sugar

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Now that's sour! Did you know lemons contain more sugar than strawberries? Here is a resource that helps pupils explore sugar, where it comes from, different types, why organisms need it, and how much we ingest. 
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Eat Healthy • Be Active Community Workshops

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
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...
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Serving Sizes

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Are serving sizes for different foods always appropriate for what you need? In this hands-on activity, learners work in groups to estimate what one serving size of various foods are, and then evaluate their hypotheses by measuring real...
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Selling Obesity

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Learners examine health issues that are associated with our fast food culture, and the advertising of it. They begin with a snack-food survey to assess their own eating habits. Pupils are encouraged to think critically throughout the...
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What's on My Plate?

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Kids work together in groups to discuss and understand the differences between a typical diet and a healthy one. They use the My Plate recommendations to compare what they eat with what they should be eating according to the MyPlate...
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What Am I Missing?

For Teachers K - 8th
Discuss nutrition and identify components of a healthy diet, view a Food Guide Pyramid, and create a Personal Food Pyramid, listing all foods eaten in the past 24 hours. Compare food lists with the standard Food Guide and determine where...
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For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What do Mike Tyson, Ellen DeGeneres, and Paul McCartney have in common? They're all famous vegetarians. Using the resource, scholars learn about the pros and cons of eating a vegetarian diet. They read a fascinating history of...
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The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Young Readers Edition

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
As the saying goes, you are what you eat. A useful set of lesson plans encourage young readers to take a second look at their eating habits. Pre- and post-reading questions bring in reflective writing and discussion while extension...
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Real-Life Math | Health Educator

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Get healthy using math (although exercise helps, too!). Future consumers analyze a set of nutritional labels to compare caloric and nutrition information for two cereal brands. After watching a video of a health educator explaining how...
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Ancient and Medieval Medicine: Crash Course History of Science #9

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Medieval medicine is a mash-up of multicultural ideas! How did early doctors learn to do no harm? The ninth video in a 15-part series about the History of Medicine uncovers the fundamental teachings that sparked intense anatomical study...
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Controlling Body Mass

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Many variables impact your body mass, not just diet and exercise. Scholars collect and study data about body mass to better understand the complexity of a sensitive topic. They learn about leptin deficiency, the hypothalamus, and more.
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Healthy Body Image: A Lesson Plan for High School Students

For Teachers 9th - 12th
How does your class view themselves? High schoolers explore body image through a series of four activities. Groups collaborate to examine the changes we experience as a part of growing up, how the media influences body image, and healthy...
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Fortified for Health

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Scholars discover the process of fortification with a lesson plan designed to boost personal health and wellness. To test the fortification process, small groups use a magnet to locate iron in bag of fortified cereal.  
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Making Half MyPlate Fruits and Vegetables

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Establish healthy eating habits with a lesson focused around MyPlate's food recommendations and the importance of eating fruits and vegetables. Through class discussion and worksheet completion, scholars discuss the best choices of foods...
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Handy Guide to Serving Sizes

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Always know the right amount to eat with help from an engaging and informative website. Browse food categories— vegetables and fruits, grains, dairy, meat, fats, sweet and salty treats, and beverages—to discover how to measure a proper...
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Should You Eat Every Day?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Many religions and diets suggest fasting, but what does the science say about this method? An interesting video takes on fasting from an evolutionary and scientific perspective as part of a larger biology playlist. It discusses the...
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Do Vitamin Supplements Really Work?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Is that multivitamin really keeping you healthy and balanced? Junior nutritionists weigh the pros and cons using a video from the American Chemical Society's Reactions playlist. Topics covered include types of vitamins and minerals, what...
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Blood and Transplant: Organs

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Who donates organs, and how do organ donations work? The third lesson in a four-part series discusses the tremendous need for donor organs of all ages and backgrounds. A variety of materials, included with the teacher's guide, walk...
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The Deal with Fat

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Fats are essential to a balanced diet and help bodies use certain vitamins as well as maintain healthy skin and hair. While watching the video, learners explore fat, which is certainly talked about a lot in terms of health. The narrator...
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For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Sixty-one percent of 5-10 year olds who are overweight have at least one risk factor for heart disease, and 26 percent have two or more. Explore the obesity epidemic with a video that shows obesity trends across the world. Viewers see...
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Eating and Exercise

For Students 6th - Higher Ed Standards
An interactive simulation allows learners to determine their health through the examination of diet and exercise. Scholars choose specific foods and certain types of exercise and see how these choices affect their weight and percent of...
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Serving Up My Plate

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
Within three nutrition-themed, inquiry-based learning opportunities, pupils take notice of their eating habits; delve deep into the five food groups, gain experience in planning meals, participate in a taste test, and explore ads from...