It is true that not enough elementary schools incorporate proper nutrition lessons into their curriculum, and they also do not promote nutrition by providing healthy choices for students to eat daily. But by making small changes, it can go a long way in promoting healthy eating habits. This study in particular shows the importance of both a well thought out lesson plan and better food choices in the cafeteria for optimal success, helping students to make better decisions about their diet.
Incorporate food and nutrition lessons into every area of study with useful strategies from this resource, where you can learn how this topic relates to health, spelling, geography, math, and even language arts. I love all the ideas here which can be tailored to fit the needs of the students in your classroom no matter the age/ability level. Make learning fun and educational.
Learning about nutrition is essential…but why? Learn how this topic can lead to future success for students, and how they can incorporate it into the real world and in other areas of study. Put myths to the test and help students understand the misconceptions about food in an engaging manner.
Available for all grade levels, take advantage of these resources and lesson plans for your classroom to help get the point across about nutrition and a healthy overall lifestyle. Choose from print outs about different food groups and a balanced diet, or take it a step further to discuss physical and family activity.
Another way to integrate nutrition into daily lesson plans in order to meet the core standards, many programs are in place to assist teachers. This source touches on Fit to Learn, where students learn the importance of a healthy and well-balanced diet during core lessons. Another part of this program is the 18.104.22.168.1 Plan to remind students to have 5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day, 4 glasses of water, 3 dairy products, 2 or less hours of screen time, and an hour of physical activity.