★Here are some of the activities included in the individual Middle/Jr. High School Lessons:
-These 3 programs are sequential, so use one program or use all 3!
-Understanding and Reading Label Ingredients
-Students make “Best or Worst Foods” Posters
-“Where is Your Health?” Assessment
-“Where is Your Health?” Goal-setting Acronym
-Food Label Scramble with ★new U.S.D.A food labels!*(see note below)
-Vending Machine Savvy and Food Label Reading
-Protein supplements and Creatine
-“Count Your Calcium Worksheet”
-“Think Your Drink Caffeine and Sugar Activity” (Energy Drink Dangers)
-“Are you Eating Healthy? Survey”
-The Benefits of Exercise
– “Analyzing Fad Diets Project” (“Is This Diet Healthy?”)
-Introduction to Nutrition
-Why Americans are Overweight
-Understanding Calories with ★new U.S.D.A food labels!
-Understanding Fat and Cholesterol
-“Fast Food Restaurant Posters”
-Water Extra Credit Activity
-How Much Sugar Should I Have?
-“Sugar and Fat Science Lab Experiment”
-The Importance of Breakfast
-“Mayo Clinic Food Guide Pyramid” or Using the “USDA MyPlate”
-Personalized Food Group Tally
-Media Literacy: Grocery Store Savvy and Product Manipulation
-“How to Read a Food Label Activity” ★new U.S.D.A food labels!
-“Food Label Scavenger Hunt”-★NEW!★ Labels now on Google Docs to save paper, and ★new U.S.D.A food labels!*(see note below)
-“Eating Healthy for Life Survey” (What bad habits do I have?)
-Healthy Versus Unhealthy Weight Loss
-“Long-Term Goal Setting Activity”
-Understanding Eating Disorders
-“Nutrition Facts Card Game”
-Nutrition Unit Test Review
♦Students LOVE this unit because it’s personalized to them! They will use formulas to figure out how many of each nutrient THEY need to eat per day (see the bullets below.) And they really like all the personal surveys!!
★Here is a glance at the High School Level of this Nutrition Unit:
• 449-slide Nutrition PowerPoint that walks you through the lessons!
• 260 pages of step-by-step teacher directions that follow the PowerPoint slides and tell you what to say
• 5 additional PowerPoints on “Obesity,” “Is This Diet Healthy?” Models Without Their Make-Up,” “Portion Sizes,” and “Body Image.”
• A 6-page “Nutrition Packet” that students fill out as you go over the PowerPoint
• Top Heading for each lesson with State, National and Common Core standards met; Exit Tasks; Learning Targets; and Assessments
• “Lesson Extensions” after each lesson
• Learning Target Posters and “Success Criteria” Worksheets
• Table of Content Links ALL daily lessons for quick navigation!
• 38 video links all set in one spreadsheet and with suggested lesson days
• Updated statistics throughout!
• All new PowerPoint backgrounds and tons of new photos and graphics.
• Over 50 worksheets/activities that go with the lessons! Here are SOME:
Personal Health Assessment
Trends in Health Newsletters
Food Label Scavenger Hunt
Grocery Store Scavenger Hunt
Full “Measuring Body Fat” Lesson.
Exercise video and review sheet.
Food Label Quiz”-Give this before and after your unit, it’s perfect for meeting evaluation student improvement goals!
“7 Side Effects of Drinking Diet Soda, and Energy Drinks” articles
Day 1: INTRODUCTION, OBESITY, AND CALORIES
– Understanding obesity and why so many Americans are overweight.
– Unhealthy habits: sugar, fat, fast food, portion sizes, lack of exercise, media…
– Portion sizes compared to 1950’s
Day 2: CALORIES, FAT AND FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS
– Understanding how calories relate to weight loss or gain.
♦Formula– How many calories do I need per day? ★new U.S.D.A food labels!
– Good fats -vs- bad fats. (Trans and Saturated Fats)
♦Formula– How many fat grams should I eat per day?
– Fast food restaurants: Analyzing calories and fat.
-Are there any healthy choices for me at fast food restaurants?
Day 3: CHOLESTEROL, CARBOHYDRATES, AND DIABETES
♦Formula– How much cholesterol do I need?
– Carbohydrates: the good (whole grains) and the bad (sugar and white flour)
♦Formula– How many carbohydrates do I need per day?
♦Formula– What should my limit on sugar be per day?
– Food container deception!
Day 4: MORE ON CARBOHYDRATES
– Analyzing food labels to know if a product is “healthy”
– “Fat and Sugar Experiment Lesson”: Measure Crisco and sugar into baggies! Fun!
– Reflection to personalize!
-“Fat and Sugar Homework”
Day 5: BREAKFAST, VITAMINS, EATING FROM FOOD GROUPS
– The MAYO Clinic Food Guide Pyramid
– The USDA MyPlate Program
– Personal food records tally
– The importance of water!
– “Extra Credit -Drinking Water”
– Why eating balanced is important, and knowing if a typical day of meals for me meet the healthy standards?
Day 6: MEDIA LITERACY READING FOOD LABELS
– Media literacy and grocery store manipulation
– “Food Label Reading Worksheet” and activity ★new U.S.D.A food labels!
– “Interactive Food Label Activity”
– Food label reading video
Day 7: FOOD LABEL SCAVENGER HUNTS
– “Food Label Scavenger Hunt” (NEW!! Now on Google Drive to save paper!) ★new U.S.D.A food labels! (see note below)
– “Food Label Scramble” ★new U.S.D.A food labels! (see note below)
– Both of these activities have students walking around the room reading food labels
Day 8: IRON, PROTEIN, SODIUM, FOOD RECORDS
♦Formula– Protein: How much do I need?
– What does protein do for the body?
– Should I take a protein supplement?
– “Building Muscle Brochure”
♦Formula– Iron, sodium, and sodium: Their importance and how much do I need of each?
Day 9 AND 10: CALCIUM, DANGER OF ENERGY DRINKS
-The importance of calcium for teens
♦Formula– “‘How Much Calcium do I Need Daily?’ Worksheet”
– “The Dangers of Energy Drinks” Activity
– “Athletes and Energy Drinks” article
– “7 Side Effects of Drinking Soda”
– Energy drink dangers videos
Day 11: CANCER, FAMILY MEDICAL HISTORY, EXERCISE
– “Dear 16-Year Old Me” Video
– “Family Medical History Homework”
– Why is exercise important?
– Exercise video and review sheet
– How many calories will I burn during different types of exercise?
– Longevity and goal setting
– Optional “Measuring Body Fat” Activity/Homework
Day 12: EATING HEALTHY FOR LIFE!
-“Eating Healthy for Life Survey” and goal-setting
– Habits, the brain, and eating
-Healthy versus unhealthy weight loss
Day 13: UNHEALTHY EATING AND EATING DISORDERS
– Understanding eating disorders
– “Eating Disorders Self-Survey”
– “Emotions and Eating Survey”
– Understanding the symptoms of anorexia and bulimia.
– Eating disorders videos
Day 14: BODY IMAGE, NUTRITION UNIT TEST REVIEW
– The importance of positive body image
– Analyzing media’s false messages
– Improving body image videos
– “Real Models Without Their Make-Up Presentation!”
– “Love What’s Good, Change What You Could” Activity
– Review for unit assessment
Day 15: ANALYZING FAD DIETS, NUTRITION GAME REVIEW
– “Is This Diet Healthy?” Lesson with PowerPoint and student share out
– 16 diets to print and use
– Why many diets DON’T work
– Why a diet needs to be a “diet for life”
– Unhealthy habits and how to successfully lose or gain weight.
– “Are You Eating Healthy Survey”
– Nutrition Unit assessment
– “Health and Fitness Career” research and assignment
Day 17: PERSONAL HEALTH HABITS
– “Where is Your Health?” personal food habits survey with 60 questions!
– Personal Health Assessment
Day 18: EAT THIS OR THAT? ACTIVITY
– “Eat This Not That” Activity
– A fun way for students to see what they’ve learned
Day 19 AND 20: G.M.O.S-GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS
*NOTE: The food labels in the “Food Label Scavenger Hunt” and “Food Scramble” activities are from a website I love called: https://www.nutritionix.com/.
Because the food labels in Nutritionix are not yet formatted to the new U.S.D.A. labels, I edited the labels myself so they would be closely formatted to match the new U.S.D.A. labels! (See a photo of my edited label in the “Preview.”)