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Nutrition Lesson Plans - Chapter Summary
Having access to these nutrition lesson plan outlines will help ease any anxiety you might have about planning your nutrition curriculum. Each lesson plan has been developed by teachers to help you manage your class time effectively and meet your learning objectives. This chapter covers the following:
- What nutrition is
- Food pyramids
- Food labels and how to read them
- Facts about apples
- More nutrition topics!
The lesson plan outlines provide you with helpful resources you can actually share with your students, like short video lessons and quizzes to gauge their knowledge of the topics.
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- Common core: Makes sure that your lessons on nutrition are comprehensive and meet educational standards
- Student involvement: Provides you with methods to keep students engaged in the lessons, like discussion topics, games, and activities
- Terms and concepts: Highlights important vocabulary words to incorporate into your lessons
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This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning nutrition lessons easy.
- Find lesson plans for specific nutrition topics you want to cover in class.
- Formulate your nutrition class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
- Share the related nutrition 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 nutrition concepts from the lessons.
- Engage your students with relevant nutrition-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.
1. What is Nutrition?
Nutrition is the process of taking in nutrients from the foods you eat. Learn about the six nutrients needed for energy, maintenance of tissues and regulation of bodily processes: carbohydrates, fats, proteins, water, vitamins and minerals.
2. Food Pyramid Lesson Plan
Eating right is an important concept to teach your students. Use this Study.com lesson plan to guide your students through the levels of the food pyramid. Finish up with a fun activity focusing on the new My Plate.
3. Food Pyramid Facts: Lesson for Kids
Has your mom ever told you to eat all your vegetables to be healthy? Your mom isn't making that stuff up! In this lesson, we'll discuss the U.S. government's food guide charts and learn how they may be used to eat in a healthy way.
4. How to Read Food Labels: Understanding Claims & Components
The nutritional facts label provides information about the nutrient content of a food item. Learn about the components found on the label, as well as additional nutrient content claims and health claims that food manufacturers can add to packaging in this lesson.
5. Food Inc. Lesson Plan
Launch a research project into food production or just take a closer look at what your students are eating with this lesson plan. Students will read a text lesson summarizing the movie 'Food ,Inc.' and be given facts about food production, discuss content and apply learning to an activity.
6. Food Inc.: Summary & Facts
The documentary 'Food, Inc.,' showing much of what really goes into the production and labeling of what Americans eat, earned the praises of viewers and the wrath of the food industry.
7. Food, Inc. Discussion Questions Answers
'Food, Inc.' is a documentary film released in 2008 that highlights the problems with the food industry in America. The film has made many people reconsider the ethics of the food they eat.
8. Fast Food Nation Discussion Questions
'Fast Food Nation' examines the history of the fast food industry as well as its impact on society. These questions are designed to stimulate class discussion as your students demonstrate their comprehension of the material.
9. Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead Movie Discussion Questions
'Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead' is a film directed and starring Joe Cross. It tells the story of his weight loss and health journey as he strives to create a better life for himself. It discusses a variety of health and wellness issues.
10. Food Science Lesson Plan
Use this lesson plan to help students gain a better understanding of food science. Students will read an informational lesson that defines the term and explains the how food science research is applied. Finish strong with a hands-on activity to solidify concepts.
11. What is Food Science? - Definition & Research
You might not be aware of the amount of research that goes into developing and maintaining a steady, healthy food supply, but that's exactly where food science comes in. This lesson will delve into some of its applications.
12. Food Science: Lesson for Kids
Why is it important that you eat your vegetables? How does mold grow on bread? These and other fascinating questions are answered by food scientists on a daily basis. In this lesson, you will learn about food science and why it is important.
13. Healthy Eating Lesson Plan
In this lesson, introduce students to healthy eating. Using a series of guidelines, facilitate conversations about healthy eating. Students will construct a healthy eating plan at the end of the lesson.
14. How to Create a Healthy Eating Plan
Would you like to know what goes into creating a healthy eating plan? Learn how to evaluate your current food intake, find your nutritional needs, choose the right foods and assess your progress to create a plan that meets your nutritional needs.
15. Super Size Me Lesson Plan
Use this lesson plan to analyze and discuss information presented in the movie 'Super Size Me.' Students will read an informational text, analyze information, discuss validity, and draw conclusions. Afterwards, they'll apply knowledge with an engaging activity.
16. Super Size Me Movie: Facts & Summary
The 2004 movie 'Super Size Me' shows the results of one man's attempt to eat nothing but McDonald's food for 30 days. In this video, we'll take look at the facts shown in the film and the controversy associated with considering the film in a scientific context.
17. Supersize Me Discussion Questions
After your class views ''Super Size Me,'' it is essential to have an engaging discussion with students about the takeaways of the documentary. In this resource, you will find a collection of questions to ask your middle and high school students.
18. Serving Size Lesson Plan
How much candy represents a serving size? This lesson plan challenges your students with that question and teaches them crucial facts about serving size with a text lesson and activity.
19. Serving Size: Definition & Examples
In this lesson, you'll learn about serving size and where to find it. You'll also learn about a similar concept, that of servings, and how many you need for each food group and what that comes out to be using real-world examples.
20. Nutrition for Athletes Lesson Plan
Good nutrition is important for everyone, especially those that depend on their bodies like athletes. Your students will have fun learning the nutritional requirements for athletes as they read and discuss a text lesson, create a diet plan, create a phone app, and take a quiz.
21. Nutrition for Athletes: Needs & Guidelines
Athletes who intensively practice sports have slightly different nutrition requirements for the body to function well. This is caused by high energy expenditure and additional nutrient requirements for building muscles. But because the information that is provided often varies a lot depending on a source, it can be difficult to find estimates of the real needs and guidelines for nutritional intake.
22. Organic Food Lesson Plan
How does organic food differ from conventional food? This lesson plan uses a video lesson to explain key facts about organic food. An activity compares and contrasts organic and conventional food.
23. What is Organic Food? - Definition, Facts, Pros & Cons
In this lesson, you will learn about organic food, and read some facts about these types of foods. You will also learn about a few of the advantages and disadvantages of consuming organic foods.
24. Balanced Diet Lesson Plan
Teaching your students about balanced diets and their importance can be enjoyable using this lesson plan. Your students will read a text lesson, engage in a discussion, and learn to create their own balanced diets.
25. What is a Balanced Diet? - Definition, Plans & Examples
In this lesson, we'll be covering the much-debated topic of what a balanced diet is. Here, you'll learn to sort through all the fad diets and understand which nutrients really contribute to a healthy, balanced diet.
26. Nutrition Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Do your students know why good nutrition is important? This lesson plan uses a text lesson to explain important facts about nutrition for students. A shopping activity gives students practice in nutritious meal planning.
27. Nutrition Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts
Have you ever felt tired or a little sick after eating? It maybe because you're eating foods that taste good, but that aren't very good for your body. In this lesson, you will learn about nutrition and what to feed your body so you feel energized and healthy.
28. Food Labels Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Teach your students how to read food labels with this lesson plan. Students will read a text lesson that explains how to read food labels, working alongside guided instruction to read their own label, before they apply learning to an analytical project.
29. Reading Food Labels: Lesson for Kids
Food labels are tables of information found on packaged foods. They tell you important details about the food you are eating and provide nutritional facts. Read more to learn about how to read a food label.
30. Healthy Food Choices Activities for Kids
Looking for fun ways to engage your students in conversations about healthy food choices? This lesson offers several activity ideas that are sure to grab students' attention and connect learning to the real world.
31. Calcium Lesson Plan for High School
Students will understand the origin and benefits of calcium in this lesson plan. They will watch a video, participate in discussion questions, complete an activity and take a quiz.
32. Sugar Lesson Plan
What do your students know about sugar, besides that it makes things sweet? This lesson plan uses a video lesson as an anchor to teach all about sugar and includes an activity and game to reinforce concepts and make them last.
33. Sugar Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Most kids love sugar, but may not understand why too much can be bad. This lesson plan uses a text lesson to explain the basics about sugar and an activity is designed to help students gain awareness about their sugar intake.
34. Whole Grains Lesson Plan
What are whole grains and why should we include them as a part of a healthy diet? This lesson plan uses a text lesson to explain the benefits of whole grains. An activity helps students become aware of the nutritional benefits of whole grain foods.
35. Breakfast Lesson Plan for Elementary School
It has been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Teach your students about the history and value of a good breakfast with some help from a text lesson. Use the associated activity to deepen understanding.
36. Calcium Lesson Plan for Elementary School
This lesson plan is a tool for helping teachers instruct elementary students about the mineral calcium. Students will learn why calcium is important and how to get their daily dose of calcium from the foods they eat.
37. Chocolate Lesson Plan for Elementary School
This lesson is going to be sweet! The core lesson is Chocolate Facts: Lessons for Kids. This lesson plan builds on the core lesson by reviewing the process of making chocolate, allowing for some time to make chocolate, and ending with tastings of the three kinds of chocolate.
38. Reading Nutrition Labels Lesson Plan
It's helpful to know how to read and interpret nutrition labels when trying to eat healthy. Your students will have fun learning how to do this by reading a lesson and practicing using food labels.
39. Nutrition Lesson Plan
Explore nutrition with a Study.com video, reinforce the key concepts through examining vocabulary and through an activity that looks at student nutrition. For further study, supplementary activities and related lessons are included.
40. Reading Food Labels Lesson Plan
Simplify your instruction of food labels with a Study.com video and a fun hands-on activity. Supplementary activities and recommendations are included for deeper exploration of the topic.
41. Nutrition Project Ideas for Middle School
More is discovered each day about the importance of proper nutrition in fueling the body, curing disease and regulating emotions. In this resource, you will find a variety of nutrition projects designed for middle school students.
42. Community Nutrition Project Ideas
Engage middle or high school students in projects to help them gain hands-on experience with community nutrition. Guide them through the steps of redesigning a mall food court, mapping out area food options, and transforming holiday recipes.
43. Nutrition Project Ideas for High School
Nutrition is something that should be understood earlier in life. Your high school students will learn and display what they have learned about nutrition by completing the following projects.
44. Nutrition Unit Plan for High School
Exploring nutrition with your students can be an engaging journey from what makes up a healthy diet to how nutrients affect their body. In this unit plan, students will engage in lessons, activities, and projects that promote good nutrition.
45. Chew on This Discussion Questions
In the early 2000s, there were many American books and films created that talked about problems with the American diet. 'Chew on This' is a book written for middle and high school students about the fast food industry in America.
46. In Defense of Food Discussion Questions
These discussion questions can help your students work through their thoughts and feelings about ''In Defense of Food'' as they explore its argument, evidence, and impact.
47. Omnivore's Dilemma Discussion Questions
After reading 'The Omnivore's Dilemma' by Michael Pollan with your high school students use the following discussion questions to help students think critically about the plot.
48. Food Science Activities for Middle School
After introducing the ways food science incorporates many biological, chemical and physical properties, use these activities to help students learn more about the makeup of food and scientific principles.
49. Food Chemistry Project Ideas
Food chemistry is the study of the composition of food, including nutritional components, preparation, and preservation. The following projects provide interactive opportunities for students to learn about food chemistry.
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