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Ch 7: Nutrition & Health Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

If you're looking for fun and creative ways to teach your students about nutrition and health, refer to the lesson plans and corresponding lessons found in this chapter. These teaching resources can help you formulate your class lessons and develop non-traditional ways to teach your students through engaging projects, classroom activities, videos and discussions.

Nutrition & Health Lesson Plans - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you'll find lesson plan outlines for a number of health and nutrition topics. You'll also find ideas for group and individual activities, classroom games, research projects, writing assignments and other ways you can present material about health and nutrition. These different approaches can help your students learn facts about Body Mass Index (BMI), malnutrition, eating disorders, obesity and diabetes, among other topics.

In addition, you can use our video and text lessons on these topics as supplemental classroom materials. The lessons help students identify key terms and review detailed examples. You can even assign the corresponding lesson quizzes to determine the level of students' understanding and possible need for further review.

How It Helps

  • Activities or games: Outlines fun group activities for the classroom that encourages the participation of your students and presents the material in a new and engaging way.
  • Class discussion questions/topics: Lists nutrition and health topics you can bring up in class for discussion that can help to develop student interest and engagement.
  • Homework or classwork suggestions: Provides research and project ideas focusing on certain aspects of health and nutrition.

How It Works

This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning nutrition and health lessons easy.

  • Find lesson plans for specific topics about health and nutrition that you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your health class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related nutrition and health lessons for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important aspects of nutrition and health.
  • Engage your students with relevant nutrition- and health-related activities, discussion questions or other materials that are found in the lesson plan outline.

16 Lessons in Chapter 7: Nutrition & Health Lesson Plans
Diabetes Lesson Plan

1. Diabetes Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to introduce students to diabetes. Students will read a text lesson, create a graphic organizer related to different types of diabetes, and discuss healthy habits for the treatment and prevention of the condition.

Diabetes Lesson Plan for Elementary School

2. Diabetes Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Teach your students about diabetes with this lesson plan. A text lesson guides your student through facts about diabetes which students analyze and discuss before applying understanding to a project.

Malnutrition Lesson Plan

3. Malnutrition Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to introduce students to malnutrition. Students will watch a video lesson, discuss various forms of malnutrition, and explore these forms of malnutrition further through a collaborative research project.

Eating Disorders Lesson Plan

4. Eating Disorders Lesson Plan

Eating disorders are prevalent in modern society. This lesson plan uses a video lesson to explain basic facts about two types of eating disorders and an activity to educate and raise awareness.

Eating Disorder Classroom Activities

5. Eating Disorder Classroom Activities

Educating students about eating disorders need not be a difficult task. These activities are designed to broach the sensitive topic of eating disorders with finesse to empower students with knowledge and awareness.

Body Image Lesson Plan for Elementary School

6. Body Image Lesson Plan for Elementary School

This lesson plan is a tool for helping students learn about body image. Students will be able to answer questions using textual evidence to support their answers and summarize the media's role in the development of body image.

What is Body Image? - Lesson for Kids

7. What is Body Image? - Lesson for Kids

What do you see when you look in the mirror? In this lesson, learn about body image and find out how you can be proud and confident in your appearance.

Body Mass Index (BMI) Lesson Plan

8. Body Mass Index (BMI) Lesson Plan

Knowing what affects their BMI and how to calculate it is an important tool for helping students understand their own health. This lesson plan uses a video, group discussion and a hands-on activity to let students explore and calculate BMI.

Obesity Lesson Plan

9. Obesity Lesson Plan

Use the lesson plan to introduce obesity and body mass index (BMI). Students will read two text lessons, summarize and discuss key points of information, and calculate their own BMI in a hands-on activity.

Obesity Lesson Plan for Elementary School

10. Obesity Lesson Plan for Elementary School

This lesson plan explores obesity, the causes of obesity and body mass index. Students will read a lesson, participate in discussion questions, complete an activity and take a quiz.

Bone Health Lesson Plan

11. Bone Health Lesson Plan

Students should learn how to take care of their bones early in life to help prevent damage. Your students will easily grasp the concepts of bone health as they read and discuss a text lesson, create posters for the school and complete a worksheet.

Influences on Health Lesson Plan

12. Influences on Health Lesson Plan

This lesson plan discusses three main influences on health and allows students to think about their own choices. They will read a lesson, participate in discussion questions, complete an activity and take a quiz.

Dimensions of Health Lesson Plan

13. Dimensions of Health Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to help students learn about the dimensions of health and wellness and develop a personal action plan. They will watch a video lesson, participate in discussion questions and take a quiz before developing a plan of their own.

Community Health Lesson Plan

14. Community Health Lesson Plan

This lesson plan explores how communities can promote a healthy environment. Students will read a lesson, participate in discussion questions, complete an activity and take a quiz.

Nursing Process Lesson Plan

15. Nursing Process Lesson Plan

The nursing process is very important for nurses to critically think about how to help patients. Your students will learn about the nursing process as they watch a video and create nursing process flowcharts.

Asthma Lesson Plan

16. Asthma Lesson Plan

Educate your students about problematic asthma and allergies with this helpful lesson plan. They will review a video lesson, take a related five-question quiz, and participate in a hands-on activity.

Chapter Practice Exam
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