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The Dietary Guidelines (2010)

Time Frame:
1 class period that runs 70 minutes.


Students will explore the current Dietary Guidelines. There is a PowerPoint and a note guide to accompany this lesson. A mini-lab recipe, (a lab that will only take half a class period), will be provided to help teach the concepts of the lesson.

Main Curriculum Tie:
Food And Nutrition I
Strand 6 Standard 1

Identify the five Dietary Guidelines and the key recommendations for each. (The guidelines are listed below.) STEM (Math/Science/Biology)


  • Dietary Guidelines Lesson Plan
  • Dietary Guidelines PowerPoint
  • Dietary Guidelines Note Guide
  • Dietary Guidelines Note Guide KEY
  • Recipe: Hawaiian Haystacks

  • Background For Teachers:
    Become familiar with the current Dietary Guidelines. Review the PowerPoint and the teacher notes for each slide of the PowerPoint.

    Intended Learning Outcomes:
    Students will be able to identify the six current Dietary Guidelines and the key recommendation for each.

    Instructional Procedures:

    Introduction: (5 Minutes)
    Explain to students the outline for the day. Ask them if they have any questions.

    Mini Lab- Hawaiian Haystacks: (40 Minutes)
    Turn 40 minutes of class time over to practice working in the lab. Review basic lab duties and give lab directions. Remind students they need be back in their seats, with their food, in 40 minutes. Their kitchens should be mostly clean. They will have the last few minutes of class to do any final dishes.

    Dietary Guidelines Power Point: (15 Minutes)
    Have students look at the page in their notes that says “Dietary Guidelines” at the top. Show the power point that covers the dietary guidelines. Discuss the importance of knowing what the Dietary Guidelines are and how living their concepts can lead to a healthier life.

    Mini Lab- Hawaiian Haystacks Clean Up: (5 Minutes)
    Turn the rest of class over to students to do any final cleaning. Remind students they need to have their lab clean before they will be excused.

    Conclusion: (5 Minutes)
    Check each lab unit for cleanliness.




    Laura Schiers
    Shelli Barnum

    Created Date :
    Jul 15 2011 11:03 AM