Nutrition Teacher Resources

An apple a day keeps the doctor away? Explore what really constitutes proper nutrition, and encourage your learners to develop healthy eating practices and make smart food choices on a daily basis.
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Fast Fats: A Nutritional Analysis of America's Obsession with Fast Foods

For Teachers 10th - 12th
How do you read a nutritional label? Help high schoolers practice reading nutritional labels on foods so they can calculate the calories in different types of foods. They will also examine the effects of fat on the body and the link to...
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Kids in the Kitchen

For Teachers 1st - 6th Standards
Too many cooks in the kitchen? Not here! Set up a cooking club at school using this 148-page guide that teaches food and kitchen safety, measurement techniques, and nutrition. Young chefs get their hands wet by participating in a variety...
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For Teachers 6th
Review key aspects of nutrition and healthy eating with this lesson including a Jeopardy-style game. Pupils play a game, write about nutrition, and come up with two questions in this short activity. It could be used as a center activity...
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Nutrition and You: Popcorn in the Food Pyramid

For Teachers K - 3rd
Young scholars examine how important healthy nutrition is to keep the body in good form. They examine two plates of food to decide which one contains food that is good for them and why.
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Digestion and Nutrition

For Students 5th - 8th
Debunk the theory that a soda-and-candy diet is a nutritionally sound concept! Learners first read 2 paragraphs of background information covering essential nutrients, digestion, and homeostasis. Then, they use the information they...
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ESL: Nutrition/Label Reading

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Assist your pupils in making healthy food choices with this instructional activity. First, have them bring in different kinds of food labels, and put a list of key words on the board (list is not included, but can be nutrition or...
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Reading & Using a Nutrition Label

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Learners discover the importance of healthy eating. Using food nutrition labels, they read and examine the nutritional value. Students collect the data on a spreadsheet and create a graph. They analyze the media influences on product...
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For Teachers 7th - 10th
Are you looking for a presentation for a basic introduction to nutrition? This PowerPoint will do the job. It provides the information for a variety of topics such as: nutrients, portions, food groups, and calories. Check it out!
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Nutritional Relationships Chart

For Students 5th - 8th
Producers, Herbivores, Carnivores, Decomposers, oh my! Help organize the intricacies between these four types of eaters with this biology activity. Scientists display nutritional relationships in a graphic organizer. They place 15 terms...
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Bill Nye – Nutrition Quiz

For Students 4th - 8th
If you plan on watching "Nutrition," episode 62 of the popularly utilized series, Bill Nye the Science Guy, use this quiz as either a watching companion (having students perhaps complete during planned pauses in the show) or an...
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Nutrients for Plants and People: Nutrition Scrapbook or Poster

For Students 4th - 6th
Get creative about nutrition! This crafty food project has learners thinking about the foods that make up levels of the food pyramid, first cutting out images of different types of food and plants from magazines or gardening catalogues....
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National Oatmeal Month and Nutrition

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
January can be a time to delve into a science lesson about nutrition through a discussion of whole grains, like oatmeal.
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My Menu Project

For Teachers 6th - 8th
If you don't mind using another teacher's website, this one has a simple project that would make a nice conclusion to your nutrition unit. Using a planning worksheet and peer review, nutrition nuts create a cafe menu using healthy foods....
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Science of NFL Football: Nutrition, Hydration and Health

For Teachers 5th - 12th
How does what you eat compare to an NFL football player? The final video in a 10-part series explains the nutrition requirements at the extreme level of an NFL player. The instructor explains the key nutrients and their nutritional...
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What is Health?

For Students 6th - 12th
Many indicators of health are beyond a teenager's control, but there are many changes they can make in their daily life that can improve their health. Middle schoolers think about their physical, social, and mental health status before...
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Exploring Nutrition Using The Food Pyramid

For Teachers 1st - 10th
Learners of all ages study nutrition by designing their own food guide pyramids using pictures from Pics4Learning. They analyze their food consumption over the course of a typical day in respect to the USDA's recommended serving sizes....
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AP: Chapter 37: Plant Nutrition

For Students 9th - 12th
Two pages of questions provide a brief overview of plant nutrition. Biology or botany brainiacs describe how plants absorb and transport nutrients, they explain the role of different bacteria, and they describe a variety of unusual...
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Home Economics: Teen Building

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Learners explore the emotional and nutritional needs of teenagers in a six-lesson unit, which covers such topics as food sources, cooking skills, emotional well-being, and the positive effect of food and family occasions. 
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Getting Help: Food Stamps and Nutrition Programs

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Here is another lesson regarding the law. This time, the laws that dictate eligibility for food stamps is the focus. After an initial discussion about the basics of the laws, learners do a case study of a family who is applying for food...
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Nutrition, Hydration, and Health

For Teachers 5th - 12th
NFL football in science class? Yes, please! In an engaging and motivating three-day lesson, kids take a look at their own nutritional habits and needs compared to those of an NFL player, then experiment with the effects of hydration on...
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The Care and Feeding of Kids: Finding Information on Nutrition and Fitness

For Teachers 5th - 10th
The Learning Network is featuring an article about First Lady Michelle Obama and her quest to help reduce childhood obesity in America. The article talks about how she has talked with the top three suppliers of school lunches and has...
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Invite that hungry caterpillar to teach your class about nutrition! After brief instruction on fruit, the teacher reads The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle to the class. Kids hold up the fruit images at appropriate points in the...
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Nutrition and Health and School Gardening

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students examine how healthy eating contributes to a healthy body and life style. They read nutritional labels on food items. They use the Five Foods Pyramid to evaluate their own eating habits. They plan, design, and create a school...
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Consuming Healthy Snacks

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Get your class into great shape by introducing them to the benefits of eating healthy snacks and engaing in regular exercise. This set of activities comes with all the worksheets and handouts needed to complete several weeks of nutrition...

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