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McDonalds vs. Apple, Fast Food vs. Fruit, Fun Nutrition Facts

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Natalie compares common food choices such as a soft drink instead of an apple, or Gatorade instead of a banana. Calorie count is juxtaposed against nutrients found in various fruits and junk food. Great visuals are provided for your...
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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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Nutrition Label Worksheet

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Nutritional labels are everywhere, yet so few of us take the time to use them! Here is a worksheet that learners can use to practice calculating such features as calories, carbohydrates, and serving size based on real examples of...
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Food Labels: Grades 9-12

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Check the label! That's the big idea in a lesson about using the nutrition facts on food labels rather than advertising hype to make healthy choices about what to eat. After reading background articles and learning how to read nutrition...
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Food Labels: Grades 6-8

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
With the help of two activities, scholars discover what's in their favorite foods by reading nutrition labels. Activity one challenges participants to write a letter to a fictional peer about the importance of making healthy choices....
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A Safe Food Supply? Is Your Food Safe to Eat?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Viewers of this slide show learn that pesticides used on food crops can be harmful, but that there are certain allowable levels that should not be hazardous. They find out the rigorous process of inspection that meat must go through...
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How Much Sugar? How Much Fat?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Find the fat and sugar content in foods in lesson designed to teach math and nutrition at the same time. Learners read food labels and convert grams to teaspoons in order to observe how much sugar is in a product. They also use fast food...
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Nutrition: A Thematic Unit

For Teachers 1st
Young learners explore nutrition and the food groups in these two mini-lesson plan ideas. First, kindergarteners have a discussion about their health and how different foods contribute to it before making their own personal food pyramid....
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Cooking Matters: For Chefs and Kids

For Teachers K - 8th
Get your scholars cooking with a collection of activities that pairs the class to a community chef, promotes healthy snacking and drinking, and explores fruits and vegetables. Lower elementary learners create vegetable super heroes,...
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A Healthy You

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Go beyond counting calories with a healthy eating unit that focuses on reading nutritional labels, making healthy choices, and incorporating fitness into daily life. After four lessons about the different ways kids can improve their...
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Healthy Choices: A Positive Approach to Healthy Living

For Students 5th - 9th
Inform your class about nutrition labels with this worksheet. This resrouce includes a sample food label with information in the margins and 2 questions that relate to food labels. This tool helps class members learn how to read food...
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Food Label Realities

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders identify nutritional information on food labels. In this nutrition lesson, 2nd graders bring in food labels from home and practice reading them. Students discuss the nutritional content, such as caloric content. Students...
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Fast Food Frolics

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students create healthy and unhealthy meal advertisement posters based on the research they do on fast food nutrition. In this fast food nutrition lesson plan, students research nutritional guides from fast food restaurants and compare...
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A Healthy Diet

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Young scholars examine their own fast food habits and discuss the poor nutritional value of this type of food. They read nutritional labels on popular packaged foods. They analyze the risks of a diet high in fat and sodium versus a well...
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Carrot Sticks or French Fries?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars investigate the influence of fast food brand names on food choices and analyze the factors that contribute to branding preferences. They write an opinion essay on the corporate responsibility to influence food choices.
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Blast the Fats

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students examine the fats found in foods. In this nutrition instructional activity, students identify the types and amounts of fats found in foods as they research food labels and the Internet. Students classify the fats and record their...
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Genetically Engineered Food: Altering the Blueprint

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore the genetic engineering of food.  In this health lesson students explain how DNA technology can be used to produce food. 
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Junk Food

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discover the fat content of takeaway food a variety of other establishments. They consider the risks of a high fat diet and their replications. In addition, they discuss ways in which one can eat less fat daily as well as...
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Fast Fats: A Nutritional Analysis of America’s Obsession with Fast Foods

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers analyze the nutritional content of food by reading labels. In this health science lesson, students calculate the calories and amount of fat in their classmate's lunch. They explain why healthy food choices is important.
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Lower the Trans and Increase the Omega-3s

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students identify the health risks associated with trans fats. In this adult health lesson, students examine food labels for hydrogenated oils content. They discuss the benefits and sources of omega-3s.
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Nutrition Labels - Fats in your Diet

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars analyze the American diet and the amount of fat content that we choose to include in our food. Eating habits are monitored and results compared to the recommended amounts.
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Healthy Choices

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this healthy diet worksheet, students read a passage about junk food and then complete a chart about their favorite junk foods. Students then color the answer according to their choices with junk food options and answer questions...
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Calorie Counting

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Students calculate the calories in the food they eat. In this health science lesson, students record everything they eat and drink for a day. They identify the total calories they use daily using the activity chart provided.
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For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students practice reading and using label information and understand the purpose of food labeling. They complete surveys using labels from the products brought in. After discussing the pros and cons of having a law that requires fast...