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Nutrition Lessons: Fun Fat and Sugar Nutrition Lab Health Curriculum: High School Health Curriculum Health Lessons

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This nutrition lesson will help teach your students about healthy eating. Set your room up for a fat and sugar lab experiment and see how shocked students are to see the amount of sugar and fat in products!!


This digital download product, is editable in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint for print and online on Google Drive.


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>> Integrated Skills Based, Content Based / Knowledge Based. The best of both worlds.

>> Meets all HS National Health Education Standards. 

>> Meets all HS Technical Subjects Health Common Core Standards.

>> Meets all Washington State’s rigorous Health Education Standards.



Reasons to Purchase This Resource:


  • 15 Printable food item sheets included!!
  • Students really enjoy this lesson and they learn some shocking facts about fat and sugar in products.
  • It's online and for print! All student worksheets and PowerPoints are now online on Google Slides!
  • Step-by-step "Teacher Directions" walk you through each lesson
  • Fun "Guess Which Product Has the Most Saturated Fat and Sugar" experiment
  • Engaging lesson has students filling baggies with teaspoons of Crisco or sugar to see how much saturated fat and sugar are in products
  • This helps students practice their math estimating skills and their food label reading skills.
  • There are 2 optional full days of lessons to introduce the main lesson


This is one of our "BEST-SELLING" individual Health lessons!!



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This resource is taken directly from my Full Semester/Year High School Health Curriculum, and my Middle/Junior High School Health Curriculum, which are both #1 Best-Selling Health Curriculums on TeacherPayTeacher!!



 LOW PREP! All it takes besides this lesson plan is a few tubs of sugar and crisco, some sandwich baggies and some plastic spoons.


 This unit includes:


1. A 116-Slide PowerPoint where I include pre-lesson slides on calories, carbohydrates, diabetes, and sugar, and colored pictures and food labels for the 15 food items. PRESENTATION HAS ALL NEW GRAPHICS AND BACKGROUNDS!


2. A 41-Slide Obesity Slideshow showing the obesity rates of each state!


3. A 14-Slide Portion Sizes PowerPoint showing the differences of portion sizes today compared to the 60's.


4. 27 pages of complete step-by-step teacher directions that suggest what to say and that match PowerPoint slides to walk you through the lesson.


5. "Sugar Experiment Worksheet"


5. A follow-up "Fat and Sugar Homework" assignment is included.


6. "Gain Muscle Brochure"



Day 1 is about obesity and maintaining a healthy weight. A PowerPoint presentation walks you through why so many people are overweight, information on poor nutrition habits, family genetics, what a calorie is, false diet advertising, healthy and weight. Students will use a formula to figure how many calories THEY should have each day to maintain their weight.


Day 2 is learning about carbohydrates and sugars. Students learn about "good" carbs like complex whole plant foods, and whole grains. Next, they compare whole grains with simple carbohydrates, like sugar. Students calculate how much sugar they are allowed to have per day according to their total calorie intake, and discuss Diabetes. There are optional videos as well.


Day 3: Experiment Day! Students rank how healthy they think products are in terms of "Saturated Fat" and "Sugar" from pictures on the PowerPoint show. Then they will pair up, get a product to measure either sugar or crisco in baggies, and then they walk around the room and fill in the correct teaspoons in everyone's product. Last, students will correct their answers and make some conclusions and fill in a lesson reflection.






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      Customer Reviews

      Based on 23 reviews
      Daun G.

      The students mouths dropped with the visuals of the foods/drinks that they eat. We can teach them stats all day about nutrition, but when we connect them to what THEY eat and drink, it hits home. GREAT presentation!

      Elizabeth Carlson

      I bought this primarily for the nutrition lab for my science class. This resource is not meant for general science teachers, but rather for health teachers. I wish the title hadn't emphasized "lab" because it really is more of a lecture.

      The Pirate Teacher

      This is a great resource!

      Tracy L.

      Excellent Resource...Thanks!

      Melinda N.

      Fun and engaging lessons!