Nutrition Unit- Contains everything you need to teach your nutritionists to just say "NO!" to unhealthy fats, sugar, and junk food...while saying "YES!" to apples, exercise, and good food. All in a creative, hands-on, interactive way!
Activity 1: Fitness and food log-The students will keep track of all the food they eat and exercise they do for a week. They will then reflect and analyze their food and exercise intake for the week.
Activity 2: Healthy and unhealthy lunches part 1- This lesson will help your students open their eyes to the food that they put on their lunch tray if they have a school lunch or a lunch from home.
Activity 3: Healthy and unhealthy lunches part 2- Students will use photographs of real food to compare two different lunches and write about the similarities and differences with a Venn diagram.
Activity 4: Healthy breakfasts- Now that your students are hopefully making better choices for their lunches, they are ready to conquer their breakfast food! Working in cooperative groups, ask your students to dissect the breakfast displayed on Smart board/printed as a hard copy.
Activity 5: Mission Nutrition- Students will be challenged to participate in a mission nutrition challenge for 10 days.
Activity 6: Food pyramid lessons- Students learn about the different food groups with this interactive lesson. Students compare the old food pyramid to the current food pyramid, and identify the main differences between the two.
Activity 7: Analyzing nutrition labels- Student learn how to analyze the nutrition labels on their favorite foods. Lesson includes an example of a nutrition label and resources for your students to analyze their own nutrition label.
Activity 8: Fruit vs. fries experiment- This is an experiment that you will have to see to believe! Students observe what happens when they leave out fruit and fries for a few days. Lesson include an observation journal for each day, detailed directions, pictures of the experiment, and colorful posters to print for the experiment.
Activity 9: Unhealthy fats experiment- Another experiment your students will love! Each student brings a sample of their favorite snack food (crackers, chips, cookies, doughnut) to leave out for a couple of days on a paper bag. Students will use their journal to record the grease stain from their snack food, along with any other important information. Experiment includes an observation journal, detailed directions, colorful posters for you to print for the experiment.
Activity 10: Food group posters- This resource incudes a poster for each food group (grains, fruits, veggies, dairy, protein) to print and display. There are two options for you. One set of posters have beautiful photographs of real food. The other set of food group posters includes clip art of food.
Activity 11: My nutrition flip book- As you teach about the different food groups, students can follow along by writing what they learn in their own personal nutrition flip book. There is one page for each food group.
Activity 12: Sugar shock experiment- Your students just may go into shock after this experiment. The lesson begins by having students bring in their favorite sugary treat. Students use real sugar and teaspoons to measure out the real amount of sugar in their snack, comparing it to the other snacks students brought in. Students will then learn about why sugar is so harmful for bodies by a whole- group, interactive lesson about the facts of sugar.
Activity 13: Writing activity- Students show what they learned by writing from the first person perspective- from the perspective of sugar. Students write a letter to humans about why they are so harmful.
Activity 14: Exercise every day- Remember when students took the nutrition mission challenge? Now, they will take an exercise everyday challenge! Students learn that recommended amount of daily exercise is 60 minutes per day.
Activity 15: Eat the colors of the rainbow- Students learn what “eating a rainbow every day” means. In this lesson, students work together to cut out pictures of foods that represent different colors of the rainbow. Lesson includes a note to go home, a student flip book, and a bookmark printable.
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