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Maintain a Healthy Weight

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students study body mass index and how to calculate it to analyze their weight. They discuss risk factors for heart disease, ways to burn calories, and healthy ways to lose weight. After viewing slides, they discuss tips to losing...
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Taming the O-BEAST-ITY Without Eating Right

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Young scholars use the Internet to find out about eating disorders and maintaining a healthy weight. In this eating disorders lesson, students identify eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia and discuss complications. Young...
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Diet and Exercise for a Diabetic

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders plan a diet for a variety of needs. They create an appropriate menu and exercise program to maintain a healthy weight.
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Home Living / Daily Living: Importance of Keeping a Healthy Body Weight

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Prepare your special education class for a healthy life. They visit with a nutritionist, practice simple exercises, and discuss healthy food choices. They then make goals for weight loss and management. Additional supporting activity...
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Adolescent Obesity and Susceptibility to Disease

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students understand the importance of maintaining a healthy weight and good health.  In this health lesson students read text then create their own pamphlet on the cardiovascular system, weight gain, treatments and health risks. 
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Health: Dear Me

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine data supporting the increase in health risks due to obesity. They write letters to their future selves giving strategies for maintaining a healthy weight in adulthood by maintaining an appropriate energy balance.
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Eat Healthy • Be Active Community Workshops

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Recipe makeovers, healthy alternatives, quick tips for a nutritious lifestyle...this 187-page document has it all! Don't miss a thorough packet of workshop activities and handouts designed to support your teaching of the MyPlate...
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Why Be Active?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Are there benefits to being physically active? Yes! There are both short-term and long-term benefits! Being physically active doesn't just have strengthen you physically, but also emotionally and socially. Learners find out how to...
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Nutrition: How Do I Choose the Right Foods?

For Teachers 6th Standards
Young learners discuss how to practice healthy eating habits and the body's need for energy through discussion and exploration of the MyPlate system.
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Why Be Active?

For Teachers K - 5th
What are some of the benefits of physical activity? Young learners take a look at not just the physical benefits, but also the emotional and social benefits of being physically active. There is a heart rate activity to count their...
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Building Blocks for a Healthy Body

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students watch a video and discuss the benefits of regular exercise. They use books, Internet sites and interviews with health professionals to develop a list of activities to develop physical fitness.
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A Delicate Balance

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate energy balance equation for five fictitious middle school students by using an energy balance clinic scenario.
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Cancer Risks and Preventions 4

For Students 4th - 6th
In this cancer risks and preventions worksheet, students read information about cancer, connect columns of behaviors with their effects on cancer, and write a journal entry describing plans for a healthy cancer-free lifestyle. Students...
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Obesity, Eating Habits and Weight Loss

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Pupils conduct Internet research, view film and participate in class discussion to identify the problem and causes of obesity in America. They evaluate the food pyramid and break down the nutritional components of fast food and frozen...
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Key to Good Health: Exercise

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students calculate their heart rate before and after exercise. In this health lesson, students find their resting heart rate and then exercise for 5-10 minutes. Students take their heart rate afterwards and observe the differences.
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Benefits of Exercise

For Teachers K - 12th
This is not a lesson plan but more of a guide to give one so they see the benefits of excercise. You could make a lesson plan using the benefits that are listed here and define what the benefits do for one's self and health.
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Plan Your Meals - Enrichment Worksheet

For Students 6th
In this math and diet worksheet, 6th graders read about dietary caloric needs before determining what percent of a 1500 calorie a day diet various food item represent as they design a healthy daily diet. They round the answers to the...
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Fitness

For Students 5th - 8th
In this fitness learning exercise, students review the components to a well-balanced exercise routine and explain the importance of physical activity. This learning exercise has 1 multiple choice, 4 fill in the blank, and 5 short answer...
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Aging and Weight Gain

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders examine what happens to the body as they age. After discussing factors that contribute to loss of fitness as individuals age, they plan an active activity for their family. They also plan a healthy snack or lunch so they...
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Breaking News English: Breakfast Helps Girls Stay Slim

For Students 5th - 10th
In this English activity, students read "Breakfast Helps Girls Stay Slim," and then respond to 47 fill in the blank, 7 short answer, 20 matching, and 8 true or false questions about the selection.
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Eating Well and Keeping Fit

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Young scholars look at statistics that show children who are overweight are increasing in our society. Students chart out ways to be physically active and how to eat a balanced diet. Young scholars devise a menu/activity chart in light...

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