Thematic Units - Health & Nutrition

Health & Nutrition

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Further down, you will find Web Sites.
At the bottom of the page, you will find Books that you can order directly from!

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Lesson Plans

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The Teacher's Corner Resources Nutrition Unit Grade 3-5
Educate your students on what their favorite fast foods contain!
Submitted by: Laura Candler

Looking at Food Advertising Grade Primary & Intermediate
This lesson introduces students to the ways in which advertising can affect their food choices. Working from television and magazine ads, students discuss the techniques used by advertisers to engage kids with products.

Daily Nutrition Log Grades ALL
Help your students analyze their daily food consumption.

Eat Right! Grade 3-5
This is a great lesson to use during health, or during the study of the human body. Students use technology and their prior knowledge to create a food pyramid.

Food Group Craze Grades K-12
Students will learn or reinforce prior learning of the food groups within the food guide pyramid.

Food Guide Pyramid Grade Various
Guide to Daily Food Choices FoodZone Nutritional lesson and experiments.

Healthy Diet & Exercise Grade 6
The students will understand how a healthy diet and exercise can increase the likelihood of physical and mental wellness.

Healthy Island Grades 3-5
Students will integrate nutrition information (e.g. the Food Pyramid) with upper body strengthening physical activities.

It's Sugar Time! Grade 5
The students will understand how a healthy diet and exercise can increase the likelihood of physical and mental wellness.

Junk Food Jungle Grade 4-6
This lesson will familiarize children with the nutritional value of foods advertised on television and in magazines.

Let's Read! Lunch Grades K-2
Children will be able to identify fruits and vegetables they like. Older children will know that eating fruits and vegetables will help them grow to be healthy.

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Web Sites

Little Stomaks * NEW *
Helps inform parents of young children about making smarter choices about their child’s nutrition and lifelong healthy eating habits.

Nutrition Secrets * NEW *
Explores a range of nutrition and health related topics in resourceful, easy-to-read articles

American Heart Association
Dedicated to providing education and information on fighting heart disease and stroke. Get info on your heart, risk factors, diseases, and tips for keeping a healthy heart.

Are You Really What You Eat?
Facts about nutrition, the food pyramid, and recipes for light cooking on this ThinkQuest site.

BAM! Body and Mind
Answers kids' questions on health issues, and recommends ways to make their bodies and minds healthier, stronger, and safer. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Teaching Health or science -- great site for little videos and more. Colorful cartoon like website. Very education but Fun!

Find out how fun food can be with this kooky cook. Learn about the food pyramid and get recipes to make your own munchies.

Dietary Guidelines for Americans
Get tips from the USDA on how to balance the foods you eat and stay healthy and strong!

Dole Nutrition Program
Check out Dole's website that offers teachers free nutrition education activities and materials. Order yours today!

Eat Right America
The National Center for Nutrition and Dietetics promotes optimal nutrition, health, and well-being.

Educational Resources in Health, Nutrition, and Personal Planning
A comprehensive list of great nutrition resources.

Fitness Partner Connection
Links for eating right and staying healthy.

The Food Timeline
A very unusual timeline -- History of Food.

Healthy Choices for Kids
The Healthy Choices for Kids nutrition education program was created by the growers of Washington state apples and is funded in part by the Washington Apple Education Foundation, Tree Top, Inc., and other industry sponsors.
Where parents, teens, and kids can find healthy doses of fun and learning that fit their special needs, from The Nemours Foundation. Don't forget to look at "What's New" too!

Laughing Out Loud to Good Health
Find out how a good laugh can help your mind and your body. From a ThinkQuest team.

Months of Edible Celebrations
Find cooking projects month-by-month.

Nutrition Explorations
Learn about smart eating, take the Food Bowl challenge, get some neat recipes, and learn all about good nutrition from the National Dairy Council.

Nutrition for Kids
Learn about the function of nutrients, the food pyramid, foods you should eat, and more at this ThinkQuest Junior site.

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Brown Bag Success: Making Healthy Lunches Your Kids Won't Trade
by Sandra K. Nissenberg

Burp! the Most Interesting Book You'll Ever Read About Eating: The Most Interesting Book You'll Ever Read About Eating (Mysterious You)
by Diane Swanson

The Dairy Group (The Food Guide Pyramid)
by Helen Frost

Drinking Water (The Food Guide Pyramid)
by Helen Frost

Eat Carbohydrates That Grow (Why Should I)
by Cindy Devine Dalton

Eat Healthy, Feel Great
by William Sears

Eat Power Proteins (Why Should I)
by Cindy Devine Dalton

Eating Right (The Food Guide Pyramid)
by Helen Frost

The Edible Pyramid: Good Eating Every Day
by Loreen Leedy

Fats, Oils, and Sweets (The Food Guide Pyramid)
by Helen Frost

Food Fun: Play Board With Sounds! (Look, Listen and Learn)
by Tim Huhn

The Food Pyramid (True Books, Food & Nutrition)
by Joan Kalbacken

The Food Pyramid (What Should I Eat)
by Amanda Rondeau

Food Rules! The Stuff You Munch, Its Crunch, Its Punch, and Why You Sometimes Lose Your Lunch
by Bill Haduch

The Fruit Group (The Food Guide Pyramid)
by Helen Frost

Fruits and Vegetables / Frutas y vegetales
by Gladys Rosa-Mendoza

Good Enough to Eat
By Lizzy Rockwell

The Grain Group (The Food Guide Pyramid)
by Helen Frost

The Healthy Body Cookbook: Over 50 Fun Activities and Delicious Recipes for Kids
by Joan D'Amico

Healthy Meals for Hurried Lives (Compact Guide to Fitness & Health)

How to Teach Nutrition to Kids
by Connie L. Evers

Janice Vancleave's Food and Nutrition for Every Kid: Easy Activities That Make Learning Science Fun (Science for Every Kid Series)
by Janice Pratt Vancleave

Kid's Choice Cookbook (U.S.)
by Colleen Bartley

Love My Vitamins (Why Should I)
by Cindy Devine Dalton

The Meat and Protein Group (The Food Guide Pyramid)
by Helen Frost

Milk Is Magnificent (What Should I Eat)
by Amanda Rondeau

The OrganWise Guys : Basic Training for Better Health
by Michelle A. Lombardo

Pyramid Pal - Adventures in Eating
by Susan Dawson

Staying Healthy: Eating Right (The Library of Healthy Living)
by Alice B. McGinty

The Vegetable Group (The Food Guide Pyramid)
by Helen Frost

What Happens to a Hamburger (Let'S-Read-And-Find-Out Science, 2)
by Paul Showers

Why Do People Eat? (Usborne Starting Point Science)
by Kate Needham

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