Why Purchase This Curriculum:
Unit includes 4 programs: 3 sequential middle school units and 1 high school unit*
Step -by-step Teacher Directions walk you through each lesson! The numbered directions match PowerPoint slide #’s to walk you through lessons!
Students can complete this whole unit in class or online! All student worksheets and unit PowerPoints are editable for print AND online on Google Slides and Forms.
Includes 142+ high school nutrition student worksheets, surveys, and tests created on Google Slides with fill-in text boxes! And PowerPoints are now on Google Slides too!
Also includes 90 middle school Google Slideshow worksheets with fill-in text boxes for the 3 middle school programs! PowerPoints are on Google Slides!
Compatible with Microsoft platforms! Simply download my “Student Docs Google Slideshow” (which includes fill-in text boxes) to your computer (Yes- text boxes remain intact!) and upload and assign on your online Microsoft platform!
Includes a step-by-step instructional video I created to show you not only how to navigate my files and folders; but also how to use the Google Slideshows, how Microsoft users can use my Google Slideshows, how to send only one day’s lessons to your students, how to add new information/pages to a Google Slideshow, how to edit and upload worksheets, how to voice-over slides, and more!
GREAT PHOTOS! I just finished an amazing update. There are now all-new photos AND backgrounds on all Nutrition PowerPoints!
As one buyer said, “Best unit I’ve ever used!”
Step-by-step teacher directions include talking points, as PowerPoint slides walk you through the lesson!
There is nothing canned about these lessons: Lessons are all kid-tested, revised, edited, and have been deemed “a fun unit” by the high standards of my many 14 year old students!
SUMMER 2022 UPDATE: NEWLY UPDATED STATISTICS, ARTICLES AND VIDEO LINKS
The Program Meets These Health Standards:
14 Washington State Health Standards (It’s very likely to meet your state standards as well
12 of 20 Common Core Standards (Writing 2, 4, 9, 10 | Reading 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9)
44 of 46 National Health Standards Indicators
Here is what sets this curriculum apart from others:
Do you want your students to be more engaged, be empowered to make healthy choices, and also love your Health class? Read on…
Is this program researched-based? Yes, in this curriculum you will find health goals and behavioral outcomes that are research-based and theory-driven. Statistics, articles and videos are updated frequently.
Should I buy this program or one created by a curriculum company? Why buy lessons designed by people who’ve possibly never taught in a classroom when you can get lessons from a teacher with a National Board Certification in Health and 19 years of experience teaching 9th grade Health? This curriculum is fun, interactive, and has engaging lessons, and it’s amazingly more affordable than ones created by publishing companies!
Will the lessons be effective for my students? Yes! It’s been “teacher and kid tested.” I’ve taught this Nutrition Unit and revised it, taught it again, perfected it, and improved it.
ALL FUTURE UPDATES ARE INCLUDED!! All new lessons, activities, and any changes that I create for this unit are FREE! Simply go to your “My Purchases” folder and download anytime!
Here are some of the reviews from buyers:
4 programs to choose from to use for your Nutrition Unit!*
*The 3 grade levels of Middle/Jr. High School Nutrition lessons are sequential within the middle level and do not repeat activities, but be aware there is overlap between the middle and high school level lessons!
Here are some of the activities included in the Middle/Jr. High School Lessons:
These 3 programs are sequential, so use one program or use all of the 27 lessons!
-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!
-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 labels edited to match 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!
All new PowerPoint backgrounds and tons of new photos and graphics. (Now uploaded to Google Slides!)
247 pages of step-by-step teacher directions that follow the PowerPoint slides and tell you what to say
4 additional PowerPoints on “Obesity,” “Models Without Their Make-Up,” “Portion Sizes,” and “Body Image.”
38 video links all set in one spreadsheet and with suggested lesson days
A 6-page “Nutrition Packet” that students fill out as you go over the PowerPoint (This is on Google Slides with fill-in text boxes!)
“Nutrition Packet” for student notes and “Nutrition Packet Key”
Top Heading for each lesson with State, National and Common Core standards met; Exit Tasks; Learning Targets; and Assessments
Learning Target Posters and “Success Criteria” Worksheets
Table of Content Links ALL daily lessons for quick navigation!
Updated statistics throughout!
142+ worksheets/activities that go with the lessons! (These are on Google Slides with fill-in text boxes!)
Here are SOME of the worksheets:
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? 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” New U.S.D.A food labels!
– Food label reading video
Day 7: FOOD LABEL SCAVENGER HUNTS
– “Food Label Scavenger Hunt” (NEW!! Now on Google Drive to save paper!) New labels edited to match U.S.D.A food labels! (see note below)
– “Food Label Scramble” New U.S.D.A food labels!
– 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
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