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285 resources with the concept diet

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How The Food You Eat Affects Your Gut

For Students 3rd - 12th
Some foods we eat are not meant to be broken down by our digestive systems, but instead by our gut. But how can we control what our gut breaks down? The answer is simple: our diet.
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The Deal with Fat

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Fats are essential to a balanced diet and help bodies use certain vitamins as well as maintain healthy skin and hair. While watching the video, learners explore fat, which is certainly talked about a lot in terms of health. The narrator...
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For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Sixty-one percent of 5-10 year olds who are overweight have at least one risk factor for heart disease, and 26 percent have two or more. Explore the obesity epidemic with a video that shows obesity trends across the world. Viewers see...
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Eating and Exercise

For Students 6th - Higher Ed Standards
An interactive simulation allows learners to determine their health through the examination of diet and exercise. Scholars choose specific foods and certain types of exercise and see how these choices affect their weight and percent of...
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Serving Up My Plate

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
Within three nutrition-themed, inquiry-based learning opportunities, pupils take notice of their eating habits; delve deep into the five food groups, gain experience in planning meals, participate in a taste test, and explore ads from...
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How the Food You Eat Affects Your Brain

For Students 7th - 12th
Nuts, seeds, and fatty fish. Fresh fruits and vegetables. We may know what we should eat but not understand why these food are so important. This short video explains how foods affect you brain and why we should eat them.
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An Introduction to Nutrition

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Whether you need a new textbook for your health class, or a few exercises and passages for your lesson on nutrition, you'll find what you need with a thorough nutritional science resource. With 15 chapters that cover elements of...
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Health and the Whole Person

For Teachers 8th
Health is more than measuring your blood pressure and eating nutritious foods. Eighth graders discuss the factors that play into an individual's health, including spirituality, social life and friendships, emotional stability, cognitive...
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How to Spot a Fad Diet

For Students 7th - 12th
Learn how to separate the fat from the meat—the facts from the misinformation about diets—with a short video that offers guidelines for assessing diet regimens that offer long-term health benefits as opposed to short-term changes.  
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Food Foldable

For Teachers 2nd
There's nothing as satisfying as a crunchy carrot or a juicy apple! Teach your middle and high schoolers about healthy eating habits with a set of nutrition activities. After analyzing the model of the food pyramid, learners apply the...
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Connecting Youth to Quality Health Information

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Many teenagers don't have adequate access to health and nutrition information beyond a quick Internet search. Guide them into health advocacy and proficiency with a lesson focused on MedlinePlus as a reliable source for health...
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My Daily Food Plan (18+ years old)

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
Manage your calorie intake with a daily food plan journal. After reviewing a reference sheet with suggested amounts of each food group based on a total calorie pattern, learners can jot down what foods they have eaten during the day as...
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Seafood and Human Health

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Whether your young biologists realize it or not, humans play a significant role in marine ecosystems. To help them understand this fact children first create graphical representations that show homo sapiens' place in marine food chains,...
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Nutrition and the Elderly

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Study the nutrition of elderly people and how it helps them to remain independent and healthy.  Learners investigative the nutrition concerns of the elderly. MyPlate, vitamine requirements and sensory changes in the elderly are...
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The Food Pyramid

For Teachers 4th
Learning about nutrition and how to eat healthy foods is very important for kids these days. Here is a lesson, designed for 4th graders, that teaches these important skills. Pupils plan nutritional meals by using the USDA's Food Guide...
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Cyber Chow Combos

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Using a worksheet that's embedded in the plan, elementary schoolers must come up with the most possible combinations of food they can order from the menu on the worksheet. The lesson is meant to be done independently by everyone, then...
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Bug Me While I'm Eating!

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students explore nutritional value of insects as food, and compare the nutritional value of insects with that of their favorite foods by completing a table.
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Tastes Great-- Is It Good for You?

For Teachers K - 8th
Young scholars use the food guide pyramid established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to evaluate the nutritional value of their favorite foods.
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Healthy Foods

For Students K - 1st
Young learners must decide which foods are healthy, and circle only those words in a word bank. After that, they must write down the two foods from the list that are dairy products. Finally, pupils draw pictures of the two dairy products...
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Healthy Eating

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
A short, yet very informative, presentation on the basics of healthy eating. Young dieticians view slides which have colorful photos and graphics of foods that are healthy (and not so healthy), along with information on the basic food...
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Water's Edge Café

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students observe water birds feeding at a local wetland, record what they see, and construct an appropriate menu for a "Waterfowl Cafe." They also play a "flocking" game.
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Ruminating on the Digestive System

For Teachers 5th - 11th
Students compare the digestive systems of the buffalo and of the zebra, diagram their systems, and compare their lengths. In this digestive system lesson plan, students learn about their diets as well.
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Goal Setting

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students understand how they can incorporate dietary guidelines in their daily life.  In this investigative lesson students set dietary goals and incorporate an activity to learn how to create a new seed variety while studying dispersal...
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Calories in Sports

For Students 6th - 12th
This 4-page worksheet includes information on caloric intake and output, an activity/calorie chart, and a form for calculating the amount of calories in various foods. A good introduction to calories.