Do Something about… Eating Healthy - Day 7: Getting the Skinny on Obesity

This Do Something about… Eating Healthy - Day 7: Getting the Skinny on Obesity lesson plan also includes:

Learners calculate where they fall on the body mass index (BMI) spectrum and then examine the New Food Pyramid to plan a daily eating and exercising plan.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Ask class members to plan a weekly menu based on the New Food Pyramid
Classroom Considerations

  • Seventh lesson in a 10-day unit on healthy eating
  • Presumes a protocol is in place for a respectful discussion of sensitive issues
  • The index does not take into account athletes whose body weight is due primarily to muscle mass
Pros

  • Encourages class members to reflect on their eating and exercising habits and to consider making changes
Cons

  • The links to the BMI calculator and the New Food Pyramid do not work; however, both are available on the Internet
Common Core