Upper Elementary
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Healthy Eating

With childhood obesity on the rise, now more than ever we must rise up and take action to teach our students to feed and nourish their minds and bodies with with healthy, nutritious food. This collection includes resources and lessons on food insecurity, sugar, and healty food choices.
A Collection By Jenn Fowler
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Healthy Eating
  • jneb.org
    jneb.org

    Cooking in the Classroom to Fight Childhood Obesity

    10 minute read
    Jenn Fowler says:
    This article discusses the importance of teaching nutrition in the school system. The authors site "Cooking with Kids" as a successful nutrition program that incorporates food acceptance and social learning theory principles. Stresses that nutrition must be integrated into existing Common Core Standards, it is not an add-on. An excellent read for more information on the importance of teaching our students how to fuel their bodies and minds.
  • Jenn Fowler says:
    This resource contains the Common Core Standards Nutrition Matrix for K-6. I have shared with you the Grade 3 standard. You will notice that although this is the Nutrition Matrix document the left-hand column features the over arching standards for several subjects. This guide is an excellent tool to assist you with how to integrate nutrition into your other subjects and links to the appropriate Common Core Standards. Cross-curricular lessons maximize your teaching minutes and enhance learning.
  • jn.nutrition.org
    jn.nutrition.org

    Child Experience of Food Insecurity

    10 minute read
    Jenn Fowler says:
    This article explores the relationship between child food insecurity, diet and physical health. Many children across the United States are going to school hungry everyday.  Something must be done.  It's important to ask children about food insecurity issues so that change can happen. Breakfast and healthy snack programs can help combat child hunger in your school community, look into how you can facilitate one in your school today.
  • Kids' Nutrition Games

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    nourishinteractive.com
    nourishinteractive.com
    Jenn Fowler says:
    Games are an excellent way to engage your students in their learning.  In this activity, students will have the opportunity to participate in four interactive games to learn the four food groups.  Appropriate for use as a whole class introduction activity, small group centers in the computer lab or even a homework review activity.
  • Jenn Fowler says:
    Passing the Sugar incorporates math as students measure and weigh the sugar content of popular drinks.  Great visual for students to realize how much hidden sugar is in the drinks they consume on a daily basis.  Students complete a survey of how many they drink, and learn about the effects of sugar on the body.  Many of my students were shocked and disgusted to see how many teaspoons of sugar were in their favorite drinks.  A good eye opener for students.
  • Jenn Fowler says:
    Jamie Oliver's TED talk is a powerful account of his work on his anti-obesity project in Huntington, West Virginia.  This is an eye opener at the amount of sugar we consume and the effects it's having on our children.  A call to action for educators to teach their students the importance of fueling their growing bodies with the right foods.
  • edutopia.org
    edutopia.org

    HealthCorps: Teaching Kids About Healthy Eating and Avoiding Obesity

    5 minute read
    Jenn Fowler says:
    Health Corps is on a mission to change the way students and their families view food and health.  In this blog, you will get an overview of Health Corps role and the work they do, as well as how you as a teacher can help.