This Nutrition and Healthy Living Unit contains a variety of fun, interactive, and engaging activities to teach and get students excited about healthy eating and healthy living. This unit plan has been recently undated to reflect the new 2019 Canadian Food Guide. This unit plan now includes activities, posters, and information about the importance of getting enough sleep, exercise, drinking water, and this unit plan now includes information and activities surrounding the topic of traditional First Nations foods.
The learning outcomes of this unit are:
-To be able to differentiate the difference between healthy and non healthy foods.
-To be able to label and place foods appropriately in their basic food groups.
-To be able to describe why it is important to eat healthy foods and exercise regularly.
-To be able to read and understand food labels.
-To be able to describe why getting enough sleep is important.
-To be able to describe how and why food is important to family traditions.
-To be able to compare and contrast your own diet with the traditional First Nations diet.
-To be able to describe what is needed to keep our bodies strong and healthy.
Table of Contents:
- Healthy living pre assessment sheet
- Healthy living KWL
- How many healthy foods can I list- partner activity.
- Put foods into ‘healthy’ and ‘non healthy’ food bins
- My healthy living journal
- Agree/disagree healthy living game
- What healthy food am I? Game.
- Sort the food groups class activity.
- Healthy food riddles
- Mystery taste test
- The 3 General Food Groups cutting and pasting activity (based on Canadian Food Guide).
- Why do we need to drink water? Information poster.
- More water facts poster.
- Why do we need to drink water? Information wheel activity.
- What is the healthiest drink poster.
- The drink challenge activity.
- Different types of fats fact cards.
- Different types of fats graphic organizer
- How much fat is in that experiment.
- Developing healthy eating habits poster.
- Foods and traditions poster.
- Foods and traditions descriptive writing exercise.
- Cook more often questions sheet.
- Cook more often interactive notebook pie.
- Traditional First Nations diets poster
- Traditional First Nations diets from my area worksheet.
- Traditional First Nations foods facts Sheet
- Traditional First Nations foods fact sheets for Salmon, mussels, seaweed, moose meat, and black berries).
- Compare and contrast your current diet with a traditional first nations diet.
- Healthy menu collages
- Nutrition trivia
- How to read a food label activity
- Design a healthy food menu for a restaurant
- Create a advertisement for a healthy food.
- How many more words can you create from the letters ‘HEALTHY LIVING’…
- Put these healthy foods into alphabetical order.
- Why is getting enough exercise important?
- List 6 different ways that you like to exercise.
- Why is getting enough exercise important? Backpack art activity.
- Why is sleep essential for our health? Poster
- How much sleep do we really need? Poster
- Sleep cycle poster
- Why is sleep important? Layered fact foldable
- Healthy living goal setting
- Healthy living mind map
- The food group pyramid activity (from the older
version of this nutrition and healthy living unit).
*If you have previously purchased this Nutrition and Healthy Living Unit from The Third Grade Zoo, you can download the updated copy and receive all of the new content for free.
**I have not deleted any of the previous activities from this unit plan. All of the removed activities can be found at the back of the unit.