Health Education - 6th Grade
Strand 5: NUTRITION (N) Standard 6.N.1:
5 class periods of 15 minutes each
This lesson helps the students to understand how foods affect their body. We will be focusing on the benefits of healthy food and why it is important to eat such foods. Each student will be given the opportunity to bring in a healthy food to share with the class and talk about how that food affects certain parts of the body.
You will need to have a diagram that shows the food groups and which food goes where.
You must know about the food groups in general. You also have to know how food affects the body (i.e. milk builds strong bones, bananas are good for the heart, carrots good for the eyes, etc.)
Students must know what is healthy and what is not. They also must know basic foods.
As a result of this activity students will be able to make daily choices about healthy eating. They will understand that eating healthy is important physically and mentally. They will also understand how certain foods affect certain parts of the body (see teacher prior knowledge).
The students will not be graded on whether or not they bring food in, but will be graded based on their thought. If they do explain what the food is and where it falls in the groups they receive full points.