Fast Food Nutrition Lessons for Teen Health: How to Choose Healthier Fast Food!

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6th - 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
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★★★★★ These are fun "unhealthy versus healthier" fast food choices lessons and includes an art project too!

This resource is a student favorite! They have so much fun with this informative restaurant group activity!

This is also one of my "BEST-SELLING" individual Health lessons!

★NEW!! This resource is now 3+ days with full PowerPoint directions to walk you through the lessons!!


★No boring "canned curriculum" or vocabulary words to look up in this lesson! These are fun and interactive lessons with a group poster that teaches valuable nutrition information.


★Students can't believe how many calories, or how much fat some of their favorite food items have, and I really believe the activity causes them to make healthier restaurant and food choices in the future.


★The posters they create are amazing every year. (See above photos and "Preview" to see some real examples).


★These lessons are taken directly from my Full Semester/Year High School Health Curriculum, and my Full Year Middle/Jr. High School Health Curriculum, which are both #1 Best-Selling Health Curriculums on the TPT website!

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★ALL FUTURE UPDATES FOR LIFE ARE INCLUDED!! All new lessons, activities, and any changes that I create for this resource are FREE!! Simply go to your "My Purchases" folder and download anytime!


This unit includes:

146 Slides in 3 PowerPoint Presentations That Walk You Through the Lessons

61 Pages of Step-By-Step Teacher Directions

Daily Learning Target Posters and "Check Off Sheet"


-Amazing introduction to healthy eating, U.S. weight issues, food choices, family genetics, false advertising promises for weight loss, and more...

-The CDC's "Obesity in the United States" PowerPoint

-A "Portion Sizes" PowerPoint (shows the difference of how we eat today versus years ago)

-Height - Weight Chart

-Calories Information and Formula Worksheet

-Set Point Theory and YoYo Dieting Dangers



-Pre-lesson Counting Calories

-How It's Almost Impossible Like some Diets claim to Lose 10 lbs. in 10 Days!

-Analyzing "Joe's Calories Worksheet"

-Understanding Fat, Trans Fat, and Saturated and Unsaturated Fats

-Figuring How Much Fat is Healthy for Each Student

-Examples of Foods High In Fat

-Analyzing Fast Food Calories and Fat

-Into Groups for "Analyzing Fast Food Project"

-The Fast Food Poster Project: In groups students will use restaurant nutritional information to fill out the"Fast Food" worksheet. I have included detailed directions on how to get the restaurant information (there's an awesome and easy website) and how to do this lesson.


-Understanding Cholesterol

-Using an Optional Included "Art Rubric" to increase the level of work on posters!

-Continue Working on "Fast Food Posters"


-Try to find a public place in your school halls and post some of the best posters (or all of them if possible) so all your students can see the reality of fast food!

Students really like this activity and are inspired to make some healthy changes in the future!


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Mrs. S.

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