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86 resources with the concept Nutrition

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Nutritional Needs

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students determine caloric needs for an active person and what role nutrition plays in one's energy,  In this nutritional needs lesson, students discuss the definition of calorie and identify high calorie foods.  Students work through...
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Importance of Hand Washing and Introduction to Nutrition

For Teachers 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...
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Food Smarts: Mypyramid For Kids

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students create a menu based on the nutritious choices they pick out from MyPyramid and the video they watch. In this nutrition lesson plan, students describe what each color band on the pyramid represents, use charts, discuss nutrition...
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No Impact Project: Food

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed
Students explore their food choices and the impact of them to the environment as well as their quality of life. In this food choices instructional activity, students use the film and book from the project No Impact Man to explore the...
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My Pyramid

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders analyze the new Food Guide Pyramid. In this healthy diet lesson, 10th graders explore the the website with the new food pyramid. Students use magazines to find foods from the food groups and create their own pyramid....
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Identify Nutrient Sources

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Students identify the nutrients in food and its functions. In this nutritional needs lesson, students create a chart that identifies the food source, the function of the nutrient, and the effects of a deficiency or excess of the nutrient.
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Don't Forget the Bacon

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students choose healthy food from different food groups. In this health lesson plan, students classify pictures of food into each food groups and discuss which ones are healthy. They review the food pyramid and read the story Don't...
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Food Preferences and Healthful Eating

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students discuss healthy eating habits. In this food preferences lesson, students read a scenario about teenagers visiting a restaurant.   Students role play the story and complete a graphic organizer.  
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Rainbow Milk

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students complete activities to learn about rainbows and the importance of dairy in their diet. In this sense and diet lesson, students discuss rainbow colors, the importance of sight, and the importance of dairy in a healthy diet....
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Introducing My Pyramid

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students explore MyPyramid.  In this nutrition lesson plan, students compare and contrast MyPyramid, the new food guide from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, with the Food Guide Pyramid.  Students discuss the importance of physical...
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What's My Nutrition Value?

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders, in groups, explore how to read labels on food packages. They learn the nutritional value of food.
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Cooking a Few of my Favorite Things

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders publish a class cookbook of their own recipes. They explore the nutritional value of foods, calculate the measurements, and prepare a healthy recipe for the class.
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Get Your Calcium-Rich Foods

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore foods in the dairy group. In this dairy food lesson, 6th graders examine the nutritional value of dairy foods and determine the proper number of dairy servings per day. Students also evaluate numerous food labels of...
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The Quicker the Better? Food Processing

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore food processing. In this food processing activity, 6th graders investigate the effects of processing foods on the food's nutritional value. Students examine a variety of healthy snack options.