Cross Contamination of Food
- It is important for students to know how to be safe when they
are cooking. In this lesson students will review what they know
about cross contamination and ways they can help prevent it.
Healthy or Not Healthy - Students
have to make choices every day about what they eat. Helping them
think critically about foods is important to encouraging them to
have a healthy lifestyle.
Matching Game - In this lesson, students have to match the correct
food to its place on the pyramid.
the Label - In this lesson, students will learn how to read a food
label. They will have to find information about ingredients, calories,
Food Shopping- Have students discover that nutritious food can be
bought and prepared more cheaply than "fast food".
a Few of my Favorite Things - In this activity, students learn about
the nutritional value of foods, calculate the measurements, and prepare
a healthy recipe for the class. Then students publish a class cookbook
with their recipes.
Junkie - Students analyze the nutritional value of their favorite
fast food meals and describe alternative choices for these unhealthy foods.
Counting Unit- Learn about the food pyramid. Learn about how much
fat is in our regular diets.
Food Groups - Students will differentiate between different types
of foods to determine which of the five food groups they belong in.
and Nutrition - Students will identify healthy, nutritious foods as
opposed to foods with little benefit to their health and be able to create
Pyramid - All students will be able to identify and then sort different
fruits and vegetables into their correct location.
Picnic - Teacher and students discuss the food pyramid and appropriate
choices for each food group. Students then plan a nutritional meal for
a picnic lunch and make a class book. As a culminating event, the class
plans and enjoys a picnic.
Snack - After completing a unit of study on nutrition, students work
as company managers to design and advertise healthy snacks to sell. A
list of ingredients will be listed for each snack and an advertisement
will be designed to promote their product.
the Food Pyramid - Students learn that the food pyramid is an important
nutritional tool. They classify foods and compare the number of servings
per group that are necessary for maintaining good health by placing empty
food containers in grocery bags.
Unit - February is Nutrition Month. Several activities for learning
about foods and nutrition.
with a Smile - This lesson is for Day 4 of the Beacon unit, Wellness
Wonders. Students will listen to a literature selection and then play
a game about personal health behaviors related to nutrition.
Your Plate - This activity is a fun way to teach students to analyze
what they eat for one day. The student analyzes the nutrients, calories,
and food groups using the USDA CNPP website Interactive Healthy Eating
Factory - Salad Factory allows students the ability to make their
own salad and have the salad computer analyze it for the nutritional content.
'R Us - Students identify foods that make nutritious snacks. They
will analyze snack foods to determine their fat content by completing
of Healthy Foods - Students make an alphabet book of nutritional foods
using the information they learned about nutrition and the value of different
foods. Students also taste the foods represented by the letters they wrote
about in their alphabet books.
Guide Pyramid - This lesson introduces the Food Guide Pyramid and
Daily Guidelines for Americans and allows students to evaluate their current
nutritional habits and to create a plan for developing healthy habits
to last a lifetime.
What You Eat (Middle School) - Students research and prepare 20 cards
regarding nutritional needs, obesity, and health issues. Students determine
their ideal weights and how many calories should be consumed daily to
obtain the ideal weight and/or maintain it.