FOOD AND NUTRITION WEBSITES

Access these sites through your computer’s Internet connection. Open the underlined address (URL). Information can be printed or downloaded to your computer. Be sure to follow links to other sites and find your way back with the "Back" button. Note that a gateway site is one that is mostly links to a very large number of other sites on the topic. Also, we note where we found broken links in our sampling of links within a site. Teachers will need to replace these links with their own.

All of the sites listed were active as of May 12, 2006. The evaluation is by the AVA Center staff according to the amount of information given, the general appearance of the site and its potential use in the classroom. This list is also sent through email if you have a school email address. Let us know if you would like to be added to our mailing list.

NOTE: A lot of sites are sponsored or funded by commercial entities. We recommend only those parts of the site which are non-commercial.

          Websites        Lesson Plans & Classroom Activities        Webquests

Websites

THE ACCIDENTAL SCIENTIST: THE SCIENCE OF COOKING
http://www.exploratorium.edu/cooking/
Webcasts, activities and recipes that explain the science behind cooking while being fun. Excellent

APPLES – 42EXPLORE             NEW!
http://42explore.com/apples.htm
Basic information on apples along with activities and webquests. Excellent

BAKING BREAD VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP                 NEW!
http://www.field-trips.org/sci/bake/
A virtual field trip about bread making for upper elementary/middle school students. Excellent

CHOCOLATE – 42EXPLORE             NEW!
http://www.42explore.com/choclat.htm
Basic information on chocolate with activities and webquests. Excellent

COOKALOTAMUS – COOKING WITH KIDS         NEW!
http://www.cookalotamus.com/
A site that promotes parents and children cooking and eating together. Includes recipes, food facts, and much more. Sections: What’s Up?, Parents, Kids, What’s for Dinner?, Who’s Cooking? (guest chef), and Media. The Kids section includes games and activities. Excellent

CORN – 42EXPLORE             NEW!
http://www.42explore.com/corn.htm
Basic information on corn with activities and webquests. Excellent

DOLE 5 A DAY                            
http://www.dole5aday.com/
This site is revamping and will be named Dole Superkids. Includes: Kids section – Music, Games, Videos, Coloring Pages (online), Five a Day Facts, 5 a Day Friends (such as Randy Radish and Stuart Spinach), Reference Center (nutrition facts, vitamin levels, FAQs), and a Kids Cookbook (easy recipes for kids to do). The Teacher’s Section has Classroom Resources including Lesson Plans, Scope and Sequence Charts, kits to order and more. Excellent

EGGS – 42EXPLORE             NEW!
http://www.42explore.com/eggs.htm
Basic information on eggs with activities and webquests. Excellent   

                                                                                                              

5 A DAY THE COLOR WAY – EAT YOUR COLORS! 
http://www.5aday.com/
The site emphasizes the colors of health as blue/purple, green, white, yellow/orange and red – the colors of fruits and vegetables. It notes that we need to eat 5 or more servings of these foods a day for a healthy diet. It lists the foods that fit each color and includes recipes. The Kids section has coloring pages and activity sheets. The Educators section includes an entire curriculum to download called "There’s a Rainbow on My Plate". Choose K-3 or 4-6. There are also lesson plans and activity sheets. Excellent

THE FOOD TIMELINE                 NEW URL!
http://www.foodtimeline.org/
"Ever wonder what the Vikings ate when they set off to explore the new world? How Thomas Jefferson made his ice cream? What the pioneers cooked along the Oregon Trail? Who invented the potato chip...and why? Food is the fun part of social studies! The tricky part is finding recipes you can make in a modern kitchen, with ingredients bought at your local supermarket and bring into school to share with your class. This page is for you! We are also stocking up on teacher and parent food resources. Looking for social customs, manners & menus? Try the Culinary History Timeline. Bon appetit."
Click on the foods on the timeline, some (but not all) have detailed histories of that food. Click on the Recipes side for links to websites on that topic. Excellent

GIRL POWER! GET BODY WISE!
http://www.girlpower.gov/girlarea/bodywise/index.htm
"Getting BodyWise is all about learning to love and take care of your body—it's the only one you've got! That means knowing how to choose nutritious foods, eat smart, and stay fit. It's important to learn about the vitamins and nutrients your body needs to keep you going. It's also important to get the facts about serious health problems like eating disorders."
Sections: Body Image and You, Eating Right the Girl Power! Way, Feeling Fit!, Facts About Eating Disorders, Keeping Up with Your Body, and Resource Guide to Nutrition, Fitness and Eating Disorders. Excellent

KID CHEF – WHERE KIDS RULE THE KITCHEN                 NEW!
http://www.kidchef.com/cda/index.cfm
"KidChef is a movement -- a movement aimed at getting kids, parents and new chefs into the kitchen. The creation of KidChef is a response to the current relationship between food and kids.  Fast food has become more prominent, parents have less time to cook and our culture moves at an unbelievably fast pace.  Cooking is a great way to slow down and bring kids back in touch with the food they eat. It's a way for them to see how each individual ingredient works to create a flavor and texture. It's a way to allow kids to see, taste and experience the product of an effort put forth.  Think of the educational value as well -- cooking is science, math and art all rolled into one - and what a tasty way to learn!"
Sections: Cooking Basics, Recipes, Fun Stuff, The Scoop, Parents and Shop. Excellent

NIEHS CHILDREN’S FOOD FUN PAGE
http://www.niehs.nih.gov/kids/baylor/homefood.htm
Fun food-based games and activities for kids. Includes: Food Pyramid Game, Let’s Talk About the Food We Eat!, A Food Poem Puzzle!, We Can Make a Difference! and more. Excellent

NUTRITION CAFÉ                
http://exhibits.pacsci.org/nutrition/
Three fun activities for students: Grab a Grape (Jeopardy-type game), Nutrition Sleuth, and Have-a-Bite Café (choose a healthy meal). Also includes the Food Guide Pyramid, a Glossary and Dietary Guidelines. Excellent

NUTRITION IN THE GARDEN
http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/nutrition/index/index.html
Information on the relationship between gardens and healthy eating. Geared toward upper elementary students. The Teachers section of the Gardening Ideas section includes ideas for classroom activities and lesson ideas. Excellent

NUTRITION ON THE WEB- FOR TEENS             NEW!
http://library.thinkquest.org/10991/
A student-created site on nutrition for teens. Two sections: Informative and Interactive. Informative includes: Exercises, World Nutrition, Myths, Case Files, Teen Health, Recipes, Links. Interactive includes: BMR and AMR, RDA, Diet Planner, Calorie Database, Nutri-Quiz, Forum and Live Chat. In English, Spanish and German. Excellent

PEANUT – 42EXPLORE             NEW!
http://www.42explore.com/peanut.htm
Basic information on peanuts with activities and webquests. Excellent

POTATO – 42EXPLORE             NEW!
http://www.42explore.com/potato.htm
Basic information on the potato with activities and webquests. Excellent

THE REAL TRUTH ABOUT FAST FOODS AND NUTRITION                 NEW!
http://library.thinkquest.org/4485/
A student-create site about fast foods and nutrition. Sections: Welcome, All About Nutrition (and What’s Best for You), Advertisements (the small print), School Lunches and Other Lunch Facts, Which Meal is Healthier, Did You Know?, Who Says You Can’t be Healthy? And Nutrition Guides for the most common fast food restaurants. Excellent

SMARTMOUTH.ORG                 NEW!
http://www.cspinet.org/smartmouth/
A fun nutrition site for kids. Sections: Choose UR Chews, Articles & Reports (incl. Recipes), Feed the Face, Bite Back, Trust Gus, Snacktoids, Video Clips and Links. Excellent

SPICES – 42EXPLORE             NEW!
http://www.42explore.com/spices.htm
Basic information on spices with activities and webquests. Excellent

VITAMINS AND MINERALS – 42EXPLORE             NEW!
http://www.42explore.com/vitamin.htm
Basic information on vitamins and minerals with activities and webquests. Excellent

                                               

ALFY’S PICKS FOR NUTRITION
http://www.alfy.com/teachers/teach/thematic_units/Nutrition/Nutrition_1.asp
Games and links for primary students on nutrition. Many are listed on this list. Very Good

CIA FOR KIDS ( CULINARY INSTITUTE OF AMERICA)             NEW!
http://www.ciakids.com/forkids/index.html
A site for kids from the CIA. Sections: What’s in the CIA Kitchen?, What Do Chefs Do?, What do Pastry Chefs Do?, The Uniform, Cooking Methods, Culinary Dictionary, Computers in the Kitchen, Planning to be a Chef, Safety in the Kitchen, Nutrition and Kitchen Clean Up. Very Good

COOL FOOD ADOZ (ADOLESCENTS)
http://www.coolfoodplanet.org/gb/adoz/index.htm
A fun, lively site for adolescents on healthy eating habits. Sections: 10 Tips for Good Nutrition, Body Fit, Brain Fit, Sport Fit, Weight and Good Eating, Emotions and Eating, Building Healthy Habits, Food Myths, Eating Out, Safe Food, Reading Labels, Tell Us What You Want and Best Coolfood Sites. Very Good

COOL FOOD KIDZ
http://www.coolfoodplanet.org/gb/kidz/
A fun, colorful site for primary children on food and healthy eating habits. Sections: Building Healthy Habits, Eating Out, Tell Us What You See, Safe Food, 10 Tips for Kidz, Nutrition Quiz for Kidz, Body Fit, Brain Fit, Great Teeth and What’s a Food Label. Very Good

COUNT YOUR CALORIES BECAUSE CALORIES COUNT             NEW URL!
http://www1.wfubmc.edu/Nutrition/Count+Your+Calories/
Five activities/quizzes to assess your diet and physical fitness. Includes links. Very Good

DYING TO BE THIN             NEW!
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/thin/
A PBS site on eating disorders. Sections: Watch the Program Here (broken into 8 chapters) , A Transcript of the Program, Ask the Experts, Share Your Story, Minority Women: The Untold Story, Body Needs (Hot Science), and Help/Resources. Includes a Teacher’s Guide. Very Good

EAT SMART  
http://www.eatsmart.org/
Information on the food pyramid and portions. Includes lots of printed materials to print out or order. Note: The Essential Learning section includes the standards for Washington State only. The Games include Nutrition Café and Calcium Calculator, both listed separately on this page.   Very Good

FOOD AD TRICKS
http://www.zillions.org/Features/Foodadtricks/Food_ad001.html
Information for kids from Consumer Reports on how food ads trick us into wanting the product and how they are "cosmetically" enhanced to look more appetizing. Geared toward middle/junior high students. Very Good

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE OF THE WORLD
http://museum.agropolis.fr/english/default.htm
Four virtual exhibitions on the history of food and agriculture: World Food (NEW), History of Food and Agriculture, Farmers and Farming Over the World, and the "Banquet de l’Humanité" (different foods in different cultures). Very Good

FOOD AND NUTRITION GAMES
http://www.schoolmenu.com/health.htm
Includes: Hidden Veggies Game, Food Group Maze, Food Pyramid Match Game, Food Guide Word Search Puzzle, and DJ’s Food Pyramid Maze. Plus DJ’s Spotlight on Nutrition and It’s All Good for U. Very Good

THE FOOD FILES             NEW!
http://library.thinkquest.org/11960/
A student-created site on food. Sections: Nutrition, Healthy Eating, Miracle Diets?, Handling Food, Food Trouble, Food Facts, Food Fun!, and Discussion. Includes lesson plans for grades 9-12. Very Good

HOW STUFF WORKS – FOOD
http://www.howstuffworks.com/food.htm
"But what is food? What's in food that makes it so important? What happens to the food once you eat it? What is food made of? How does it fuel our bodies? What do words like "carbohydrates" and "fats" really mean (especially on those "Nutrition Facts" labels you find on almost everything these days)? What would happen if you ate nothing but marshmallows for a week? What is a calorie? Why can't we eat grass like a cow does, or wood like a termite?   If you have ever wondered about food and how your body uses it, then read on. In this edition of How Stuff Works, we'll give you all of the information you need to understand what a hamburger or a banana does to keep your body running every day!"
Very Good

IT’S MY LIFE – BODY – FOOD SMARTS: WHAT’S IN YOU?             NEW!
http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/body/foodsmarts/
Nutrition information for kids from PBS. Sections: The Food Pyramid, Serving Size Surprises, Understanding Food Labels, The Choices are Yours, Myths and Facts, Real World Tips and Tricks, and Family Eating Habits. Good basic information. Includes a word search puzzle. Very Good

KIDNETICS – RECIPES
http://www.kidnetic.com/Recipes/
A collection of fun and nutritious recipes that kids can make. Sections: Family Friendly, Breakfast Bonanza, Brown Bag Specials, Gross Out Delights, Featured, Super Sides, Smart Snacks, and Dinner Winners. Includes a Parents section. Very Good

KIDS IN THE KITCHEN             NEW!
http://library.thinkquest.org/J0110321/index.htm
A website for students by students on food science and kitchen safety for kids. Sections: History, Science, Cooking, Safety, Games, Nutrition, Recipes, and more. Very Good

KIDS WORLD – NUTRITION
http://www.agr.state.nc.us/cyber/kidswrld/nutrition/index.htm
Nutrition information for kids. Sections: Food Pyramid, 5-a-Day, Nutrition Label, Coloring Book, Quiz, Links, Food Safety, General Agriculture & History, and Plant Nutrition. Very Good

MOO MILK             NEW!
http://www.moomilk.com/index.html
A site from the dairy industry for kids about milk and where it comes from. Includes: Connect the Dots, Moo Milk Quiz, Virtual Tour-The Story of Milk, FAQ, Dairy Cuisine, and more. Good

MYPYRAMID.GOV             NEW!
http://www.mypyramid.gov/kids/
A site for kids from the USDA on the food pyramid and nutrition. Includes games, posters, worksheets, coloring pages and tips. Very Good

NUTRITION AND THE FOOD PYRAMID             NEW!
http://www2.lhric.org/pocantico/nutrition/nutrition.html
A website created by first graders for primary students about the food pyramid. Includes games, puzzles and riddles. Very Good

NUTRITION FACT SHEETS             NEW URL!
http://www.eatright.org/cps/rde/xchg/ada/hs.xsl/nutrition_350_ENU_HTML.htm
A long list of printable fact sheets on nutrition topics such as: Fats, Oils & Sweeteners; Kids’ Nutrition Needs; Nutrition for Everyone; Special Needs; Vitamins, Minerals and Functional Foods and Weight Management. Some are in PDF format. One brochure is available in Spanish. Very Good

PUTTING SCHOOL LUNCH TO THE TEST
http://www.zillions.org/Features/Lunch/lunch001.html
Information for kids from Consumer Reports examining just how nutritious school lunches really are. Sections: School Lunch Nutrition Test, Sort & Smush Game, Nutrition Test Results and Taste Survey. Very Good

VEGETARIAN FOOD PYRAMID                 NEW URL!
http://www.vegsource.com/nutrition/pyramid.htm
Shows an equivalent food pyramid guide which excludes meat. Very Good

VEGGING OUT!
http://my.execpc.com/~veggie/index.html
Information on a vegetarian diet. Sections: Feature Article, Recipes, Veggie Kids and Cookbook Reviews. The Veggie Kids section has recipes suitable for children to make. Very Good

WEBSITE ON EATING DISORDERS
http://www.something-fishy.org/
Information on eating disorders such as bulimia, anorexia, compulsive overeating, etc. Includes Signs, Factors, Associated Dangers, Treatment Finder and more. Includes a Support section for those who are struggling with an eating disorder. For teachers and older students. Very Good

                                                

AMERICAN DIETETIC ASSOCIATION
http://www.eatright.org/Public/
Includes: Food and Nutrition Information, Careers and Students, Government Affairs, Continuing Education, and Media. Also a Tip of the Day and a Monthly Feature. Good

ANTIQUE ROMAN DISHES
http://www-2.cs.cmu.edu/~mjw/recipes/ethnic/historical/ant-rom-coll.html
A collection of recipes from ancient Rome. Good

ASK MR. VITAMINS
http://www.askmrvitamins.com/
Choose from the topics on the left for information about vitamins, minerals and herbs. There’s an explanation, how it’s used, where it’s found, etc. Good

AWESOME SNACKS KIDS MAKE AROUND THE WORLD
http://www.sara-jordan.com/activities-snacks.shtml
A list of snacks that kids from several countries have submitted as their favorites. Good for ideas for kids. Good

THE BLONZ GUIDE: NUTRITION, FOOD AND HEALTH RESOURCES
http://www.blonz.com/
An extensive number of links to nutrition resources. For senior students and teachers. Good

CALORIE CONTROL COUNCIL
http://www.caloriecontrol.org/
Information on the importance of keeping track of the calories you consume and how to reduce them if necessary. Good

CALORIE COUNTERS – FAST FOODS NUTRITIONAL GUIDE
http://www.calorie-counters.net/
Calorie, fat, sodium, carbohydrates, etc. counts for all kinds of foods from fast food restaurants. Search by type of food or see the charts by restaurant. Good

CALORIES IN FOOD – CHARTS AND TABLES
http://www.annecollins.com/calories/
Calorie charts and tables for a variety of foods including fast food and takeout. Note: There is information on the site promoting a weight loss program. Just ignore the link. Good

CALCIUM AND NUTRITION                 NEW!
http://library.thinkquest.org/04apr/01368/
A student-created site on the importance of calcium in our diets. Sections: Background Info, Experiments, Recipes and more. Good information for upper elementary students. Good

                                                                                                           

CALCIUM CALCULATOR 
http://www.eatsmart.org/external/default.asp?URL=%2Fgames%2Fc%5Fcalculator%2F
Check how much calcium you are getting in your diet to build and maintain strong bones and teeth. The results tell you how much you are getting and what you need. Good

THE CENTER FOR FOOD SAFETY AND APPLIED NUTRITION
http://vm.cfsan.fda.gov/
The FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. Includes: Recent News, National Food Safety Programs, Program Areas, Special Interest Areas, and more. Good

CHEESE!                         NEW!
http://library.thinkquest.org/5417/
A student-created site about cheese. Sections: Cheese Essays, Cheesy Links, Cheese by Hardness, Cheese Activities, Cheesy Facts, Cheese Recipes, Cheese Field Trip, and Bibliography. Good

THE COFFEE CRAZE             NEW!
http://library.thinkquest.org/5441/
A student-created site on coffee. Sections: The Craze, Coffee and Your Heart, Do You Know What You Are Ordering?, Coffee and Sleep, Glossary, Caffeine, The Graph, Digging Up Facts about Coffee, The Story of a Bean, From Bean to Cup – The Game, The Map, Little Known Facts about Coffee, How Well Do You Know The Prices? and Links to the Outside World. Good

COOKING WITH KIDS             NEW!
http://www.weeklyreader.com/parents/cooking/
A list of recipes for cooking with your kids. Includes: Fruit Smoothie, Frozen Banana Bites, Pumpernickel People, Dinosaur Bone Cookies and more. Good

COOL MEALS                 NEW!
http://www.coolmeals.co.uk/
A site for students ages 7-11 on nutrition. Food Facts and Activities (worksheets and coloring pages). Enter the Virtual Body Lab and see how the foods you eat measure up. (Note: students must register- free). "The Body Lab section is an interactive area where children (and adults) can have a bit of fun, but also learn about nutrition. The aim of this section is to analyse what the individual has eaten over a period of a day and then compare it to the Health Education Authority's Balance of Good Health Food Plate model." This site refers to the British version of the US Food Guide Pyramid.   Good

CULINARY DICTIONARY                 NEW!
http://www.ciakids.com/forkids/dictionary/dictionary_a.html
A dictionary of culinary terms. Good

CULTURAL AND ETHNIC FOOD AND NUTRITION MATERIALS FOR TEACHING
http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/pubs/bibs/gen/ethnic.html#12
Scroll down the page for fact and activity sheets for students on nutrition in the Spanish language. There is information in other languages but they are mostly Spanish. Good

THE DAIRY SPOT
http://www.dairyspot.com/
Promotes the benefits of dairy foods such as milk and cheese. Sections: For Your Health, Featured Recipe, Featured Farm, Dairy Tip, What’s Moo, Dairy Lovers Kitchen, Dairy Showcase, School Nutrition, Milk Vending, and Milk Products and Trends. Good

DECIPHERING FOOD LABELS
http://www.kidshealth.org/parent/nutrition_fit/nutrition/food_labels.html
Information on the history of food labeling and how to read today’s nutrition labels. Note: Although originally aimed at parents, this information is good for students, too. Good

DON’T GROSS OUT THE WORLD             NEW!
http://www.fekids.com/img/kln/flash/DontGrossOutTheWorld.swf
A fun quiz on international food customs. Good

FAST FOOD FACTS             NEW URL!
http://www.fastfoodfacts.info/
Learn about the nutrition in fast food items. Good

FAVORITE FOODS OF KIDS                 NEW!
http://library.thinkquest.org/6041/
A student-created site on kids’ favorite foods. For elementary students. Sections: Basic Cooking Tips, Recipes, Wacky Foods, Jokes, Riddles, Word Games and Survey. Good

FIGURING OUT FOOD LABELS
http://www.kidshealth.org/kid/stay_healthy/food/labels.html
Information for students on how to read and understand food labels. Good

FILL UP, NOT OUT – FACT SHEETS
http://lancaster.unl.edu/food/eatsmart.pdf
A four-page fact sheet for educators on smart eating tips and showing how calories and fat add up. Good

FOOD CALORIE CHART
http://www.bhg.com/home/Food-Calorie-Chart.html
A chart with the calorie counts for foods in categories such as Meat and Seafood, Beverages, Dairy and Frozen Desserts, etc. Good

FOOD COLORING BOOK
http://coloringbookfun.com/food/index.htm
Coloring pages to print out with food pictures. There are six pages with 12 to a page. Good

FOOD FIT
http://www.foodfit.com/
Lots of information on choosing healthy foods and a healthy lifestyle. Sections: Lose Weight, Healthy Eating, Healthy Cooking, Fitness, Community. Good

THE FOOD GUIDE PYRAMID FOR YOUNG CHILDREN
http://www.usda.gov/cnpp/KidsPyra/
The Food Guide Pyramid for young children (ages 2-6) with graphics and easy-to-understand wording. Download in .PDF format. (Software link included). You can download as an 8 1/2x 11 sheet in color or black and white or as a reproducible or a poster. Good

THE FOOD MUSEUM ONLINE
http://www.foodmuseum.com/
"Everything you'd expect to find in the world's only independent food museum will be found here. For several years we have been building online exhibits about the world's foods. You can search for a particular food by name, by hemisphere, and by type."
Check the food list for the history of particular foods. Good

FOOD PYRAMID GAME
http://www.dairycouncilofca.org/activities/pyra_main.htm
"Test your knowledge of the 5 food groups, and how many servings you need from each group, with this game!"
A simple game where you move the food group game pieces to their place on the pyramid. Good

FOOD SAFETY WORD MATCH
http://www.foodsafety.gov/~dms/fsematch.html
A word match game matching words with their definitions. Good

FOOD STUDENTS
http://www.foodstudents.net/englisch/foodstudents.html
Site about food and how it produced. Sections: Encyclopedia, The Project, The Quiz, Experts, Theme of the Month, and Teacher’s Section. The Teacher’s Section includes Background sheets and Classroom Aids to print out. Good

GET INTO THE MOOD FOR FOOD – A THINKQUEST SITE
http://library.thinkquest.org/J002074F/?tqskip1=1
"Are you in the MOOOD for some fun??  If so, you're in luck.  In our website you can learn all about food, nutrition, and overall good health.  We'll teach you how to count cowlories, get mooving, and feel moovelous about yourself!  Have fun grazing in our website!"
A student-created site for elementary students on food and nutrition. Sections: Pyramid, Cowlories, Get Mooving, and Disorders. Good

THE HEALTHY REFRIGERATOR – OPEN THE DOOR TO A HEALTHY HEART – JUST FOR KIDS       NEW!
http://www.healthyfridge.org/justforkids.html
Sections: Facts about Hearth Disease and Children, Recipes, Take the Kids "Healthy Fridge" Quiz, and Seek-a-Word Game. Good

HOW TO READ A RECIPE                 NEW!
http://kidshealth.org/kid/stay_healthy/food/read_a_recipe.html
A brief description for kids on how to read and understand a recipe. Good

HUMAN DIGESTIVE SYSTEM
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/anatomy/digestive/
A site for primary students explaining how we digest what we eat. Good

KIDS NUTRITION
http://www.ext.nodak.edu/food/kidsnutrition/
Links for kids, teens and teachers on child nutrition. Good

                                                                                                               

LUNCHBOX MAKEOVERS
http://www.cspinet.org/new/school_lunch.html
Tips for packing healthy school lunches. Good

MARYANN’S FOOD CLIPART
http://www.maryannsart.com/cgi-bin/ImageFolio31/imageFolio.cgi?search=food&cat=&bool=and
Very good food clipart. Good

MIKE’S CALORIE AND FAT GRAM CHART FOR 1000 FOODS
http://www.caloriecountercharts.com/
Searchable database of the fat grams and calorie counts for foods. You can also check by protein count, cholesterol and carbohydrates. Includes nutrition links. Good

MISSION NUTRITION GAME             NEW!
http://kidshealth.org/kid/closet/games/mission_nutrition.html
A simple, fun game for elementary students. Students click on the most nutritious food. Good

MYTHS AND REALITIES OF EATING DISORDERS
http://www.mirror-mirror.org/myths.htm
Lists the myth and the reality of eating disorders. Good

NUTRITION CROSSWORD PUZZLE
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/xwords/20000302.html
A crossword puzzle using nutrition-related words such as cholesterol and digest. Good

NUTRITION.GOV                 NEW URL!
http://nutrition.gov/
The portal to nutrition information on government websites. Includes: Food Facts, Food Safety, Lifecycle Issues, Health Management, Food Assistance, Research and Resources. Good

PLAY WITH YOUR FOOD                 NEW!
http://library.thinkquest.org/5434/
A student-created site with kid-friendly fun recipes. Includes: Egg Mouse, Celery Wagon, Ants on a Log, Egg Mushroom, Marshmallow Man, Marshmallow Science and Egg Boat. Good

SHAPE UP AMERICA!
http://www.shapeup.org/
A site for healthy eating habits and fitness for life. Good

SINGAPORE – FOOD PARADISE             NEW!
http://library.thinkquest.org/20371/
A student-created site on the food of Singapore, with several distinct cuisines. Sections: Nonya Food, Chinese Food, Malay Food and Indian Food. Good                                                                                                                       

SNACK TIME PRINTABLE WORD SEARCH   
http://www.lessontutor.com/jm2.html
A printable word search puzzle using fruit and vegetable names to encourage students to think of fruits and vegetables for snacks instead of junk food. Good

10 OF THE WORST AND BEST CHILDREN’S FOODS
http://www.cspinet.org/nutrition/10b&w.html
Lists 10 of the worst children’s foods such as soda pop and hamburgers and 10 of the best such as skim milk and crackers. Good

10 TIPS TO HEALTHY EATING AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
http://www.kidsource.com/kidsource/content3/ific/ific.10tipskid.html
A brochure for kids from 9-15. Not very detailed but good information. Good

28 BILLION SERVED – WORLD HUNGER             NEW!
http://library.thinkquest.org/10786/
A student-created site on world hunger. "YOU WILL BE ABLE TO LEARN SOME INTERESTING
AND USEFUL INFORMATION ABOUT WORLDWIDE HUNGER SITUATIONS WHICH ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THOUSANDS OF DEATHS EACH YEAR. OUR MAIN GOAL IN CREATING THIS SITE IS TO MAKE PEOPLE (THE YOUTH ESPECIALLY) REALIZE THAT BEING HUNGRY IS MORE THAN ONLY EATING TWO BIG MAC'S AT LUNCH. MANY CHILDREN HAVE TO PASS DAYS WITHOUT SO MUCH AS A SCRAP OF BREAD AND SOLUTIONS ARE NEVER EASY TO REACH."
Sections: Global Situations, Statistics, Organizations, Helpers, Links and Bibliography. Good

VEGETARIAN FOOD PYRAMID             NEW!
http://www.vegsource.com/nutrition/pyramid.htm
A food guide pyramid for vegetarians. Good

VEGGIE POWER CYBER HUNT CROSSWORD             NEW!
http://teacher.scholastic.com/products/instructor/veggiepower.htm
An online crossword puzzle on vegetables. Good

WEIRD FOODS FROM AROUND THE WORLD             NEW!
http://www.weird-food.com/
A list of foods that seem a little strange to Americans. Sections: Vegetable, Fish, Bird, Mammal, Reptile, Amphibian, Bugs, Drinks, Mineral, and Other. Good

WHAT’S THE RIGHT WEIGHT FOR ME?             NEW!
http://kidshealth.org/kid/talk/qa/fat_thin.html
Information on kids’ health including a BMI (Body Mass Indicator) to give them an idea of what weight they should be for their size. There’s also a Recipes section for healthy recipes. Good

THE WIDE WORLD OF DOUGHNUTS             NEW!
http://library.thinkquest.org/J003336/
Information on the history and making of doughnuts. Includes: The History of Doughnuts, The One Stop Laugh Shack Doughnut Shop, Doughnut Wars, Doughnut Popularity, Doughnut Health, and Taste Test. A student-created site. Very well done. Good

Lesson Plans & Classroom Activities

COMPARISON FOOD SHOPPING: BUYING GROCERIES FOR TWO PEOPLE FOR ONE WEEK – LESSON PLAN
http://yn.la.ca.us/cec/cecmisc/cecmisc.75.txt
A lesson plan on food shopping for senior high students. "OBJECTIVE(s): (1) Teach students to use a simple food budget for two (2) Teach students to comparison shop through newspaper ads (3) Teach (or remind) students to include the basic four food groups daily (4) Teach (or remind) students about calorie content of common foods." Excellent

CONSUMING HISTORY: INVESTIGATING FOODS FROM DIFFERENT TIMES AND PLACES AROUND THE WORLD – LESSON PLAN
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20020626wednesday.html?searchpv=learning_lessons
A lesson plan on foods around the world for grades 6-12. "In this lesson, students will research various foods as well as indigenous plants and animals from different historical eras around the world. They then use their research to create a design for "theme" restaurants." Excellent

COOKING UP AN EXPLANATION: INVESTIGATING THE SCIENCE BEHIND VARIOUS FOODS – LESSON PLAN
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20021126tuesday.html?searchpv=learning_lessons
A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on food science. "In this lesson, students will pose scientific questions about food items and research their explanations. They will then create "recipe cards" with the answers and present their findings in a cooking show format." Excellent

CROPS 1: WHERE DOES FOOD COME FROM? – LESSON PLAN
http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/lessons.cfm?BenchmarkID=8&DocID=376
A lesson plan for grades K-2 on where food comes from. "In Crops 1: Where Does Food Come From?, students learn that most of the food they buy in stores originally comes from farms. Students are gathered together to sing a song about growing crops on a farm and learn from the lyrics the kinds of things that farmers do and need to grow plants well. They learn about the five steps in our food system and discuss its aspects in the context of a story about tomato farming and distribution." Excellent

CROPS 2: WHAT PLANTS NEED TO GROW – LESSON PLAN
http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/lessons.cfm?DocID=377
A lesson plan on food crops for grades K-2. "In Crops 2: What Plants Need to Grow, students focus on the second part of the central benchmark by learning how to grow plants and about the kinds of things that promote growth (warmth, sunlight, water, soil). Their activities involve learning about how seeds and plants grow and participating in a simple, in-class gardening project." Excellent

THE CRUCIFEROUS CRUSADERS – ALL-STAR CANCER FIGHTING TEAM – LESSON PLANS
http://www.leafy-greens.org/lessonplans.html
Lesson plans for grades 3-5 on leafy green vegetables. There are lessons for Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Science/Health and Culminating Activities. "Students are led through activities across the core curriculum by a team of five dinosaur characters dressed in baseball uniforms who are the "Cruciferous Crusaders" All-Star Cancer Fighting Baseball Team. (Cruciferous = vegetables in the leafy green family)." Excellent

COUNTING CALORIES: CREATING WORD PROBLEMS ABOUT CEREAL NUTRITION – LESSON PLAN   NEW!
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20050210thursday.html?searchpv=learning_lessons
A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on cereal nutrition. "In this lesson, students evaluate the health of breakfast foods. They work in pairs to create and solve word problems using cereal nutrition data. For homework, they solve additional problems formulated in class and write short essays commenting on what they have learned." Excellent

DYING TO BE THIN: SUPPORTING FRIENDS WITH EATING DISORDERS – LESSON PLAN
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20001121tuesday.html?searchpv=learning_lessons
A lesson plan on eating disorders for grades 6-12. "In this lesson, students role-play scenarios in which they encounter a friend or acquaintance who may have an eating disorder. Students brainstorm ways to help the friend. Students then create informational brochures with useful information about eating disorder prevention." Excellent

EAT RIGHT, STAY FIT – LESSON PLAN         NEW!
http://school.discovery.com/lessonplans/programs/eatright/
A lesson plan for grades 6-8 on eating healthy. "Students will do the following: 1. Learn what a healthful diet is 2. Assess their eating habits to determine if they are getting the right foods to stay healthy 3. Learn about the relationships among metabolism, calories, and diet." Excellent

EATING OVER THE RAINBOW: LEARNING HOW COLOR IS CONSIDERED IN CHOOSING A HEALTHFUL DIET OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES – LESSON PLAN
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20020514tuesday.html

A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on healthy diets. "In this lesson, students first examine their own diets, and then redesign the USDA's Food Pyramid to reflect nutrition experts' latest advice." Excellent

EDUCATOR’S REFERENCE BOOK – NUTRITION LESSON PLANS
http://eduref.org/cgi-bin/lessons.cgi/Health/Nutrition
A long list of lesson plans on nutrition. Includes: Balanced Meals, Fit for Life, Making a Sandwich, Pyramid Relay and more. Excellent

FANTASTIC FOODS: LEARNING ABOUT HEALTHY AND DELICIOUS FOODS – LESSON PLAN         NEW!
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20050719tuesday.html?searchpv=learning_lessons
A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on food and nutrition. "In this lesson, students learn about the health benefits of dark chocolate. They research other foods which they consider to be both healthy and delicious for a "classroom pantry."" Excellent

FAST FOOD AROUND THE WORLD – LESSON PLAN
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/10/g68/fastfood.html
A lesson plan on foods in other cultures for grades 6-8. "Students will use the Internet or the library to research the cultures of four other countries. They will compile their research results into a plan for a fast-food restaurant in each of the countries, tailoring the restaurant to the cultural tastes of people in those countries." Excellent

FOOD AND NUTRITION THEME UNIT
http://www.abcteach.com/directory/theme_units/science/food_and_nutrition_theme_unit/
Activity sheets, games, poetry and more on food and nutrition. Seems to be geared toward grades 2-4. Excellent

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: INVESTIGATING NUTRITIONAL COMPONENTS OF FOOD IN THE SCIENCE OR HEALTH CLASSROOM – LESSON PLAN
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/19990525tuesday.html?searchpv=learning_lessons
A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on nutrition. "In this lesson, students explore various nutritional components found in foods to analyze their sources, effects on the human body, and relationship to a healthy diet. Each student researches a different nutritional component and then creates an informative poster incorporating the research." Excellent

FOOD, GLORIOUS FOOD?: EXPLORING INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON THE PROS AND CONS OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS – LESSON PLAN
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20030212wednesday.html?searchpv=learning_lessons
A lesson plan on genetically modified food for grades 6-12. "In this lesson, students learn about the different reactions that American and European consumers have had to genetically modified foods and represent different perspectives in a debate about whether grocery stores should stock and label them. Each student then designs a television advertisement encouraging or discouraging consumers from buying genetically modified foods." Excellent

FOOD, NUTRITION AND FOOD SCIENCE LESSON PLANS             NEW!
http://www.uen.org/Lessonplan/LPview?grade=12
Scroll down the page for a long list of lesson plans on Food and Nutrition and Food and Science. For 12th grade students. Excellent

FOOD/NUTRITION TEACHING THEME
http://www.bestteachersites.com/themes/science/food/
Extensive resiources for teaching about nutrition. Sections: Bulletin Board Set, Downloads, Resource Materials, Sites for Backgroun Information, Hands On Activities, Web Quests, Interactive Sites for Students, Work Sheets, Lesson Plans, and Work Sheets You Can Customize. Excellent

FOOD PRESERVATION – LESSON PLAN             NEW!
http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/lessons.cfm?DocID=396
A lesson plan for grades 3-5 on food preservation. "In this lesson, students' attention is drawn to the issue of food spoilage and the different methods that are traditionally used to prolong the freshness of food. Using a number of online resources, they learn about how Chilean fruit and lettuce for salad are carefully harvested, treated, packaged, and transported in refrigerated vessels to maintain their freshness. Students are then introduced to the canning, drying, freezing, and vacuum-sealing processes that are commonly used by food producers and in the home." Excellent

FOOD PYRAMID POWER – LESSON PLANS             NEW URL!
http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=L63
A collection of lesson plans on food and nutrition for grades K-2. There are 6 lessons. 1/ Sorting Foods 2/ Eating Patterns 3/ Pyramid Power 4/ Combining Foods 5/ Try for Five and 6/ Looking Back and Moving Forward. Excellent

FOOD SAFETY LESSON PLANS
http://www.extension.iastate.edu/foodsafety/Lesson/lessons.html
Four lessons on food safety: What’s Bugging You?, What are Consumer Control Points?, Where is the Danger Zone?, and Who is Fat Tom? Note: Use the Next button at the bottom to navigate through the lessons. There is a Teacher’s Guide to download. Excellent

FOOD’S ALTERED EGO: UNDERSTANDING INTERNATIONAL POSITIONS ON THE USE OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS – LESSON PLAN
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20000315wednesday.html?searchpv=learning_lessons
A lesson plan on genetically modified foods for grades 6-12. "In this lesson, students investigate various countries' positions on genetically modified foods and write a position paper from the perspective of their designated country." Excellent

FRUITFUL QUESTIONS: POSING AND ANSWERING FOOD SCIENCE QUESTIONS – LESSON PLAN         NEW!
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20050208tuesday.html?searchpv=learning_lessons
A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on food science. "In this lesson, students examine a fruit-related Q & A Science Times article. Students then write their own food science questions and then answer them in the same format as the article. For homework, they analyze their fruit consumption according to U.S. nutrition guidelines." Excellent

GLOBAL BREAKFAST – LESSON PLAN
http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/Lessons.cfm?DocID=75
A lesson plan for grades 3-5 on food. "In this interdisciplinary lesson, students explore the concept of global interdependence by investigating the origins of the foods they eat. Students will recognize the fact that many of the foods they eat, and the ingredients that go into making them, are produced in other countries. They will speculate about why certain foods are produced in different regions of the world, and what might happen if the production and/or distribution of these goods was to stop." Excellent

GOOD FOR YOU?: INVESTIGATING THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF CHOCOLATE – LESSON PLAN             NEW!
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20051101tuesday.html?searchpv=learning_lessons
A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on chocolate. "In this lesson, students share opinions about nutrition. They then compare the nutritional values of a snack product claiming health benefits with a candy product. Learning is synthesized by reflecting on the responsibility of companies, individuals and the government in determining whether a product lives up to its claims." Excellent

"GOT MILK?" OR "NOT MILK", THAT IS THE QUESTION!: CRITICALLY ANALYZING INFORMATION ABOUT DAIRY PRODUCTS ON THE INTERNET – LESSON PLAN
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20000926tuesday.html?searchpv=learning_lessons
A lesson plan on the controversy over milk for grades 6-12. "In this lesson, students critically analyze Web sites that present different sides of the controversial milk debate (good for you/not good for you)." Excellent

GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER – LESSON PLAN
http://www.econedlink.org/lessons/index.cfm?lesson=EM522
A lesson plan for middle/junior high students on food regulation. "Your task in this lesson will be to read about some of the government rules that protect our nation’s food supply, identify reasons buyers and sellers seek government regulation and information in a market economy, and to use information on food labels to make a consumer choice." Excellent

HEALTH TEACHER NUTRITION LESSON PLANS
http://www.healthteacher.com/lessonguides/default.asp#nutrition
A collection of lesson plans on nutrition for grades K-12. Excellent

HEALTHY CHOICES FOR KIDS – CURRICULUM GUIDES
http://www.healthychoices.org
A set of curriculum guides on health and nutrition. 1/Eat a Wide Variety of Foods 2/Choose a Healthy and Active Lifestyle 3/ Eat Plenty of Fruits, Vegetables & Grains 4/ Choose Healthy Snacks. Excellent

HEY, MOM! WHAT’S FOR BREAKFAST? – LESSON PLAN
http://www.econedlink.org/lessons/index.cfm?lesson=EM41
A lesson plan for upper elementary students on breakfast foods. "In this lesson you will: • Discuss food items you consume for breakfast. • Investigate elements of foreign culture, particularly food. • Use map skills to locate selected foreign nations. • Increase your knowledge of the these definitions: • Economic wants are things people would like to have. • Goods and services are provided to fulfill these wants. • Those who create the goods and provide the services are producers • Those who use them are consumers. • Consumers found in different parts of the world may have differing wants. • Foods for satisfying hunger are a common economic want. • Foods can vary greatly from one part of the world to another." Excellent

HUNGRY FOR HISTORY: EXPLORING THE HISTORY OF FOODS WE SIMPLY CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT – LESSON PLAN
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20030611wednesday.html?searchpv=learning_lessons
A lesson plan on the history of food for grades 6-12. "In this lesson, students examine what their diets would be like without the inclusion of staple crops such as corn, wheat and sugar, and discover the value that chocolate had for the Mayan people. They then research the evolution of the uses of specific staple crops in various cultures and create display boards for a food festival called "Historical Cravings." Finally, students reflect upon how their researched foods play a role in their daily lives." Excellent

INTERNATIONAL FOOD COURT – LESSON PLAN
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/04/g68/foodcourt.html
A lesson plan for grades 6-8 the types of food found around the world. "This lesson helps students learn about the characteristics of the world's regions by investigating the types of food that are common in different parts of the world. Students will conduct research to find out about the climate, landscape, and cultures of a few countries. They will compile their findings into a plan for an international food court in a local mall, describing the types of food that will be served, the decor, and the entertainment." Excellent

JUNK FOOD JUNGLE – LESSON PLAN             NEW!
http://www.media-awareness.ca/english/resources/educational/lessons/elementary/advertising_marketing/junk_food_jungle.cfm

A lesson plan for grades 4-6 on food advertising. "This lesson familiarizes children with the nutritional value of foods advertised on television and in magazines. The lesson begins with a class discussion about different types of foods and where snack food fits into a healthy diet. Students then compare TV's version of a great meal to the kinds of foods that their mothers would recommend, and categorize the foods they enjoy according to whether or not they would be considered part of a healthy diet. In groups, students survey television and magazine food ads to determine what types of foods are promoted most often." Excellent

A MEAT BY ANY OTHER NAME…: SOCIAL VIEWS TOWARDS THE ANIMAL WE EAT: A LESSON FOR THE SOCIAL STUDIES CLASSROOM – LESSON PLAN
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/19980824monday.html?searchpv=learning_lessons
A lesson plan on food and culture for grades 6-12. "Students will discuss how food reflects different aspects of a culture and reasons why cultural differences in food are seen as bizarre or, oftentimes, cruel by members of other societies." Excellent

MMMM…MMMM AND GOOD – LESSON PLAN             NEW!
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20041124wednesday.html?searchpv=learning_lessons
A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on food and nutrition. "In this lesson, students will consider their own diets and examine an op-ed article about organically produced foods. They then research alternatives to various foods for the creation of a supermarket and reflect on their own diets after keeping a food journal." Excellent

MY BODY HELPS ME GET FOOD – LESSON PLAN
http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/lessons.cfm?DocID=383
A lesson plan for grades K-2 on food. "This lesson focuses on students learning that some parts of their body help to keep their body nourished with food. At the K-2 level, you can expect that students will think of their body parts as rather separate entities, with each part having its own function. It is not until they are older that they begin to understand their body parts in terms of a system. "Children at this level think each organ has its own independent function. The eyes are for seeing, the brain is for thinking, the stomach is for digesting food, and so forth. Only later will students be able to learn how organs work in coordinated ways to make systems. One can expose young children to some of the facts in response to their questions, but they cannot understand those facts until they are older." Excellent

NATURE’S SUPERHEROES: BRINGING TO LIGHT NEW RESEARCH ON VITAMINS AND THE HUMAN BODY – LESSON PLAN
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20020806tuesday.html
A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on vitamins. "In this lesson, students compare their prior knowledge about the relationship between sunlight and cancer with new findings. They then research how different vitamins and minerals affect the human body." Excellent

NUTRIENTS BY THE NUMBERS: USING MATH TO EXPLORE NUTRITION – LESSON PLAN
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20021003thursday.html
A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on nutrition. "In this lesson, students strengthen their percentage and fraction skills in comparing the nutritional values of similar food products. They then individually calculate their daily intake of various nutrients and compare their diets to recommended daily percentages." Excellent

NUTRITION EXPLORATIONS: EDUCATORS – LESSON PLANS
http://www.nutritionexplorations.org/educators/main.asp
Nutrition lesson plans and worksheets for teachers. Excellent

ORGANIC FEUD: ASSESSING REASONS TO BUY OR ABSTAIN FROM THE ORGANIC FOODS MARKET – LESSON PLAN
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20030325tuesday.html
A lesson plan on organic foods for grades 6-12. "In this lesson, students examine possible pesticide exposure in their fruit and vegetable consumption. They then compile fact sheets exploring various organic food issues and interview their parents about the food choices they make for their children." Excellent

A PICTURE OF HEALTH: EVALUATING SOCIETAL AND INDIVIDUAL NUTRITION AND EXERCISE HABITS – LESSON PLAN
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20000201tuesday.html?searchpv=learning_lessons
A lesson plan on nutrition and health for grades 6-12. "In this lesson, students explore why Americans failed to meet health goals for the year 2000 and ways in which Americans can shape up to meet the 2010 goals. Students maintain a food and exercise diary for one week, evaluate their nutrition and exercise habits, and propose ways in which they can improve their health." Excellent

REGIONAL FOODS – LESSON PLAN
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/04/g35/foods.html
A lesson plan for grades 3-5 on foods eaten in different regions of the U.S. and the world. "In this lesson, students will explore the culture of different regions by learning about differences in foods and recipes. They will create maps of the United States and the world, based on what they have learned about various regions through Internet research." Excellent

SCIENCE NETLINKS NUTRITION LESSONS:

        NUTRITION 1: FOOD AND THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM - LESSON PLAN
        http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/lessons.cfm?Grade=3-5&BenchmarkID=6&DocID=57

A lesson plan on nutrition for grades 3-5. "This lesson will focus on the digestive system in order to address the latter part of the benchmark-that undigested food is eliminated. In addition, it will begin to explore where nutrients come from and their importance for particular tasks in the body. This Science NetLinks lesson is the first of a three part series. It works in conjunction with Nutrition 2: Good Food, Good Health, a lesson that teaches about the food groups and how vitamins and minerals help the body function properly, and Nutrition 3: Got Broccoli?, a lesson that encapsulates what students have learned about nutrition." Excellent

        NUTRITION 2: GOOD FOOD, GOOD HEALTH - LESSON PLAN
        http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/lessons.cfm?DocID=56

A lesson plan on nutrition for grades 3-5. "As you go through this lesson, you also should be aware that younger elementary students often believe that the contents of the body are what they have seen being put into or coming out of it. They also know that food is related to growing and being strong and healthy, but they are not aware of the physiological mechanisms. You should make it clear that food is a source of matter for growth, not a requirement for growth." Excellent

        NUTRITION 3: GOT BROCCOLI? - LESSON PLAN
        http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/lessons.cfm?DocID=58

A lesson plan on nutrition for grades 3-5. "This lesson encapsulates what students have learned about nutrients, their different forms, and their importance for particular tasks in the body. It works in conjunction with Nutrition 1: Food and the Digestive System and Nutrition 2: Good Food, Good Health, which are Science NetLinks lessons on the digestive system and nutrition." Excellent

SHAPE CALIFORNIA CLASSROOM CURRICULUM
http://www.ausd.k12.ca.us/shape/lessons/curriculum/page5.html
A curriculum for nutrition education from a consortium of 70 California school districts. Each section has 1-4 lesson plans. Sections: Fitness, Making Nutrition Come Alive for You, Kids Cooking Week, Fat!, Getting to the Root of 5 a Day, Sugar Awareness, and All Foods Can Fit. Unfortunately, the other sections have broken links. Excellent

                                                                                                           

SIZING UP SERVINGS: ASSESSING DEFINITIONS OF RECOMMENDED FOOD PORTIONS – LESSON PLAN
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20030722tuesday.html
A lesson plan on recommended food portions for grades 6-12. "In this lesson, students learn the definition of a suggested serving size and re-define their daily food intake in terms of these recommended amounts." Excellent

SKATING ON THIN ICE: EXAMINING EATING DISORDERS AND THE VARIOUS MEANS TO TREAT THEM – LESSON PLAN
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20020611tuesday.html?searchpv=learning_lessons
A lesson plan on eating disorders for grades 6-12. "In this lesson, students research various eating disorders and their treatments. They then create fictional case studies of teenagers suffering from these disorders and synthesize their understanding by writing suggestions for treatment." Excellent

SOUL FOOD: EXPLORING CONNECTIONS BETWEEN GEOGRAPHY, CULTURE AND THE FOODS WE EAT – LESSON PLAN
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20000503wednesday.html?searchpv=learning_lessons
A lesson plan on food and culture for grades 6-12. "In this lesson, students explore the connections between food and culture by investigating the production, preparation, and historical and cultural ties of foods significant to cultural groups with which they identify. Students then participate in a Cultural Food Festival to share this information and these 'cultural' foods with their classmates." Excellent

SPICE GEOGRAPHY – LESSON PLAN
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/16/g68/ingredient.html
A lesson plan for grades 6-8 on spices and their origins. "This lesson encourages students to think about where the ingredients in their food come from and how they are produced. Students will investigate the origins of a variety of spices from around the world and map these locations. They will then research and create presentations describing the climate, terrain, and agricultural practices in the places they have mapped." Excellent

SPICES IN YOUR FAVORITE FOODS – LESSON PLAN
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/16/g35/favfoods.html
A lesson plan for grades 3-5 on the significance of spices in their food. "Studying spices is a tasty way for students to learn about natural resources, trade, and our use of international products. In this lesson students will learn a little bit about the importance of spices in history and will focus on the significance of spices in the foods they eat. They will research some of the spices in their favorite foods and will map the origins of these spices. Students will conclude by planning meals that use these spices and writing fact sheets that describe the spices to the people eating the meal." Excellent

SUGAR-COATING THE FACTS: EXAMINING THE FOOD INDUSTRY’S INFLUENCE ON NUTRITIONAL HABITS AND ANALYZING NUTRITION CHARTS – LESSON PLAN
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20020219tuesday.html?searchpv=learning_lessons
A lesson plan on nutrition and the food industry for grades 6-12. "In this lesson, students explore the food industry's influence on American children's nutritional habits and analyze the nutrition charts found on food packaging. They then synthesize their knowledge by designing "warning labels" to be placed on products that are targeted to children to better represent the contents' nutritional value." Excellent

SUNDAE NEWS: CELEBRATING ICE CREAM THROUGH A STUDENT-MADE TELEVISION PROGRAM – LESSON PLAN                    NEW!
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20040701thursday.html

A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on ice cream.  “In this lesson, students research topics related to ice cream and create a news magazine program based on their research. Then students develop public service announcements promoting ice cream consumption.”  Excellent

 

TASTY MODELS – LESSON PLAN             NEW!
http://www.pbs.org/saf/1401/teaching/teachinghs.htm
A lesson plan for senior high students in which they construct models of nutrient molecules. "Understanding the arrangement of atoms within nutrient molecules often helps explain their chemical behavior, health attributes and role in weight balance. Although atomic representations do not accurately represent electron configurations, they can be used to show the arrangement of nuclei and bond type. In the following activities, you'll construct several different molecular models that represent substances that play an essential role in our nutritional needs." Excellent

TOO MUCH OF A SWEET THING: A HEALTH, SCIENCE AND LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON INVESTIGATING AMERICANS’ CONSUMPTION OF PROCESSED SUGAR – LESSON PLAN
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/19990921tuesday.html?searchpv=learning_lessons

A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on sugar consumption. "Students will examine the growing prevalence of processed sugar in the American diet, first through a demonstration that makes graphically clear the amount of sugar an average boy and girl consumes on a daily basis. They then will explore the issue in greater depth through the featured article. Finally, student teams will devise illustrated posters for a Sweet Health campaign, aimed at persuading other children and parents of the potential dangers of processed sugar over-consumption and the value of healthy eating alternatives." Excellent

USING YOUR MELON FOR MATH: APPLYING FRACTION MULTIPLICATION AND DIVISION TO RECIPES – LESSON PLAN
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/19990715thursday.html?searchpv=learning_lessons
A lesson plan using recipes and math for grades 6-12. "In this lesson, students use recipes to practice their fraction multiplication and division skills by calculating the amounts of ingredients needed to make specific recipes, given varied numbers for the 'yield' quantity. Students will also use these fraction skills to convert small units of cooking measures to larger units." Excellent

WHERE’S THE BEEF?: INVESTIGATING THE BENEFITS AND CHALLENGES OF A VEGETARIAN DIET FOR YOUNG PEOPLE – LESSON PLAN
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20000725tuesday.html?searchpv=learning_lessons
A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on vegetarian diets for teens. "In this lesson, students create and conduct a community survey to evaluate the demographics of vegetarians in their community. Students compile data, create graphs, calculate percentages, and draw conclusions about their survey data. Students create an informational awareness pamphlet for other young people about the benefits and challenges of a vegetarian diet." Excellent

YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT: EVALUATING THE NUTRITIONAL COMPONENTS OF ONE’S DIET – LESSON PLAN
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/19981229tuesday.html?searchpv=learning_lessons
A lesson plan on diet for grades 6-12. "In this lesson, students evaluate their eating habits, focusing on the ways in which one assesses whether or not his or her diet is nutritious. Students work in small groups to design a menu for a healthy lunch and write a paragraph justifying their choices. For homework, students maintain a food diary over the course of a week and write a reflective essay discussing their food intake and proposing ways to make their diet healthier." Excellent

YOU’VE GOTTA HAVE A GIMMICK!: A LESSON IN JUNK FOOD ADVERTISING – LESSON PLAN
http://www.media-awareness.ca/english/resources/educational/lessons/elementary/advertising_marketing/gotta_have_a_gimmick.cfm
A lesson plan for grades 5-7 on how advertisers get them to buy junk foods. "To familiarize students with the marketing techniques used in television and magazine snack food ads." Includes student handouts, guided discussion and classroom activities. Excellent

                                               

CALCIUM – BONE BUILDERS – LESSON PLAN
http://www.teachers.net/lessons/posts/1953.html
A lesson plan for middle school students about the role of calcium. They will learn about the role of calcium in the body, the foods we get it from and will construct a calcium-rich menu. Very Good

FOOD GROUP/NUTRITION – LESSON PLAN
http://www.teachers.net/lessons/posts/1534.html
A lesson plan for primary students on food groups. "Let child cut out different foods from newspapers and magazines. Glue pictures on paper plate. Do one for each meal. (breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner) Allow child to decorate a sheet of construction paper, color of choice, as a placemat. Glue paper plate to paper. Then discuss why each food is or is not healthy for you or your teeth, and what food group to which it belongs. Make suggestions on healthy meals." Very Good

FOOD GROUPS CLASS BOOK – LESSON PLAN
http://www.teachers.net/lessons/posts/2022.html
A lesson plan for elementary students on food groups. "Purpose: to introduce the six food groups of the food pyramid and choose foods to fit in appropriate categories in order to make a food group class book. Objective: students will demonstrate understanding of the food groups by categorizing foods in the proper areas in order to make a class book (by working in cooperative groups)." Very Good

THE FOOD GUIDE PYRAMID – LESSON PLAN
http://www.teachers.net/lessons/posts/1719.html
A lesson plan on the food guide pyramid for elementary students. "Following a computer assisted lesson on the Food Guide Pyramid, grade four students will be able to write out a one day menu including all of the proper foods and amount of servings with 100% accuracy." Very Good

THE FOOD GUIDE PYRAMID AND ITS IMPORTANCE – LESSON PLAN
http://www.teachers.net/lessons/posts/1325.html
A lesson plan on the food guide pyramid for elementary student. "The students will demonstrate and understanding of the food groups by categorizing foods in the proper area. Given the six food groups in the food pyramid each student will be given twenty pictures of foods and asked to place them under the correct category without any errors." Very Good

FOOD RISKS: PERCEPTION VS. REALITY – THEMATIC UNIT
http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/risk-toc.html
An 8 lesson unit on food safety and the myths and reality of food risks. Very Good

FOOD SAFETY AT HOME, SCHOOL AND EATING OUT – AN ACTIVITY BOOK
http://www.foodsafety.gov/~dms/cbook.html

"The first coloring book page is already colored for you--check it out!  All the other pages are full page drawings that can be printed out and colored with pencils or crayons. You can even color the second drawing with your computer."
Very Good

KITCHEN MATH – LESSON PLAN
http://www.uen.org/Lessonplan/preview.cgi?LPid=1192
A lesson plan in math using food measurements. Very Good

MEASURING CALORIES – LESSON PLAN
http://yn.la.ca.us/cec/cecsci/cecsci.188.txt
A lesson plan for grades 5-8 in which students measure the energy in food by measuring the calories of energy produced when the food is burned. Very Good

NUTRITION – LESSON PLAN
http://www.teachers.net/lessons/posts/1707.html
A lesson plan for middle school students on nutrition in which students create their own food pyramid by cutting pictures from magazines of the different foods in the food groups. Very Good

A POEM WITH HEALTH AND NUTRITION – LESSON PLAN
http://www.teachers.net/lessons/posts/1673.html
A lesson plan for primary students using nursery rhymes to teach nutrition. It uses the story of Jack Sprat and his wife to identify the basic food groups and learn about the food pyramid chart. Very Good

REHYDRATION – LESSON PLAN             NEW!
http://www.nasaexplores.com/show_58_teacher_st.php?id=03010990844
A lesson plan for grades 5-8 on rehydrating dried foods in which students rehydrate foods and measure how much water they need to do so. "Freeze-drying and other drying methods remove most of the water in foods. This food type (once rehydrated) provides a more solid-type diet and adds variety to the space flight menu. Onboard the Space Shuttle, dehydrated foods and drinks make up a significant part of the menu selection. The major reason for using these dehydrated foods and drinks is because water is produced by the fuel cells as a byproduct, making water abundantly available for Space Shuttle food preparation. A significant weight reduction is achieved by rehydratable food and drinks. For the ISS, electrical energy requirements are best met by using a renewable energy source. Solar arrays, which convert solar energy into electrical energy, do not produce water as a byproduct. The ISS food manifest has reduced the amount of food rehydratables significantly. Drinks, however, are still best handled in a rehydratable package for storage ease." Very Good

SALAD PARTY – LESSON PLAN
http://ofcn.org/cyber.serv/academy/ace/sci/cecsci/cecsci107.html
A lesson plan for grades 3-4 on the importance of plants in our diets. Very Good

SOUPERSERVICE KIDS – CURRICULUM UNIT             NEW!
http://www.learningtogive.org/lessons/unit103/A
A curriculum unit for grades K-2 on growing and using foods to feed the community. "The students grow and harvest vegetables that will eventually be used to feed the hungry of the community. During the unit, students will grow in an awareness of healthy foods that are necessary for everyone. They will be introduced to the concepts of hunger and homelessness, which leads to the desire to help out in a small way. They will learn about how foods are processed and stored for later and for sharing with others. They will assemble jars of dried soup mixture and distribute the jars of soup to individuals eating at a local soup kitchen. The project is designed to involve the students' parents/caregivers." Includes 7 lessons. Can be adapted to exclude growing vegetables. Very Good

UTAH NUTRITION EDUCATION LESSON PLANS
http://www.uen.org/Lessonplan/LPview.cgi?core=7
Note: The links at the bottom of the page of each lesson contain the worksheets, guidelines and other information used in the lesson.

●● BALANCE BENEFITS – LESSON PLAN – 5th
http://www.uen.org/Lessonplan/preview.cgi?LPid=956
A lesson plan for grade 5 on the benefits of a balanced diet. Very Good

●● BALANCE EQUALS BEAUTY – LESSON PLAN – 3rd
http://www.uen.org/Lessonplan/preview.cgi?LPid=974
A lesson plan for 3rd grade students on how a healthy diet increases the likelihood of physical wellness. Very Good

●● THE BASIC NUTRIENTS – LESSON PLAN – 9th-12th
http://www.uen.org/Lessonplan/preview.cgi?LPid=1153
A lesson plan on nutrients for grades 9-12. "Students will identify the basic nutrients found in each food group: vitamins, minerals, fats, proteins, water, and carbohydrates." Very Good

●● CALORIE BURNING ACTIVITIES – LESSON PLAN – 4TH
http://www.uen.org/Lessonplan/preview.cgi?LPid=103
A lesson plan for 4th grade students on activities that burn calories. "Students will use problem solving, decision making and basic math skills to calculate calories used during different activities." Very Good

●● CHOICES – LESSON PLAN – 4th
http://www.uen.org/Lessonplan/preview.cgi?LPid=953
A lesson plan for grade 4 on making healthy choices in diet and exercise. Very Good

●● COOKING METHODS – LESSON PLAN – 6th
http://www.uen.org/Lessonplan/preview.cgi?LPid=977
A lesson plan for grade 6 in which students learn about different methods of cooking such as frying, steaming, boiling, baking, etc. Very Good

●● DESIGN-A-MEAL – LESSON PLAN – 3rd
http://www.uen.org/Lessonplan/preview.cgi?LPid=68
A lesson plan for 3rd grade students on meal planning. Very Good

●● DIETARY BASICS – LESSON PLAN – 6th
http://www.uen.org/Lessonplan/preview.cgi?LPid=968
A lesson plan for grade 6 reviewing basic dietary guidelines. Very Good

●● DIETARY GUIDELINES – LESSON PLAN – 5th
http://www.uen.org/Lessonplan/preview.cgi?LPid=955
A lesson plan for grade 5 on recommended dietary guidelines. Very Good

●● DIETARY GUIDELINES – LESSON PLAN – 7th-8th
http://www.uen.org/Lessonplan/preview.cgi?LPid=1165
A lesson plan for grades 7-8 on dietary guidelines. "Students will incorporate the dietary guidelines into their lives by setting personal goals." Very Good

●● DIETARY SOLUTIONS – LESSON PLAN – 4th
http://www.uen.org/Lessonplan/preview.cgi?LPid=952
A lesson plan for grade 4 on solving nutritional problems such as undereating, overeating and deficiency. Very Good

●● EFFECTS THAT DIET MAY HAVE ON THE BODY – LESSON PLAN – 7th-8th
http://www.uen.org/Lessonplan/preview.cgi?LPid=1160
A lesson plan for grades 7-8 on the effects diet may have on the body. "Students will research the effects that diet may have on the body: anemia, osteoporosis, heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and mental health." Very Good

●● EVALUATING YOUR DIET – LESSON PLAN - 3rd
http://www.uen.org/Lessonplan/preview.cgi?LPid=966
A lesson plan for 3rd grade students on diet. "Ask the children to get out a piece of blank paper. Have them fold it lengthwise into thirds. (A fun way to tell them is to fold it the "hot dog" way for lengthwise.) Ask the children to remember what they ate for lunch. Have them write the foods in the first column on their paper. In the second column, have them write the food group from which each food came and evaluate if it was a balanced lunch. In column number three, they should list any food(s) that they would add to the meal to make it well balanced." Very Good

●● EVALUATING YOUR EATING HABITS – LESSON PLAN – 5th
http://www.uen.org/Lessonplan/preview.cgi?LPid=957
A lesson plan for grade 5 on evaluating eating habits by recording everything eaten during a day. Very Good

●● FAST FOOD RESTAURANT MENUS– LESSON PLAN – 7th-8th
http://www.uen.org/Lessonplan/preview.cgi?LPid=1158
A lesson plan for grades 7-8 in which they analyze fast food restaurant menus and rank foods by their nutritional content. Very Good

●● FAST FOODS – LESSON PLAN – 6th
http://www.uen.org/Lessonplan/preview.cgi?LPid=971
A lesson plan for grade 6 in which students learn that fast foods can be healthy or unhealthy. Very Good

●● FOOD GROUP INFO – LESSON PLAN – 9th-12th
http://www.uen.org/Lessonplan/preview.cgi?LPid=1152
A lesson plan for grades 9-12 on food groups. "Students will identify names, correct portions, and food types for each food group." Very Good

●● FOOD INTAKE AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY – LESSON PLAN – 4TH
http://www.uen.org/Lessonplan/preview.cgi?LPid=159
A lesson plan for 4th grade students on how food intake relates to physical activity. "Students graph their estimations of caloric intake and caloric expenditures." Very Good

●● FOOD LABELS – LESSON PLAN – 9th-12th
http://www.uen.org/Lessonplan/preview.cgi?LPid=1154
A lesson plan for grades 9-12 on food labels. "Students will evaluate various types of food using the new food labels." Very Good

●● FOOD PREFERENCES – LESSON PLAN – 6th 
http://www.uen.org/Lessonplan/preview.cgi?LPid=970
A lesson plan for grade 6 on food preferences. Very Good

●● THE FOOD PYRAMID – LESSON PLAN – 7th-8th
http://www.uen.org/Lessonplan/preview.cgi?LPid=1159
A lesson plan for grades 7-8 on the food pyramid. "Students will identify names, correct portions, food types and basic nutrients for each food group in the food pyramid." Very Good

●● HEALTHY PARTY FOODS – LESSON PLAN – 7th-8th
http://www.uen.org/Lessonplan/preview.cgi?LPid=1157
A lesson plan for grades 9-12 on healthy foods that would be good for parties. "Students will identify nutrient dense healthy party foods that would be enjoyed by teenagers. Using the new nutrition labels, they will analyze the nutritional value, as well as the cost of various food." Very Good

●● IMPORTANT VITAMINS AND MINERALS – LESSON PLAN – 4th
http://www.uen.org/Lessonplan/preview.cgi?LPid=949
A lesson plan for grade 4 on vitamins and minerals. Very Good

●● IT’S SUGAR TIME! – LESSON PLAN – 5TH
http://www.uen.org/Lessonplan/preview.cgi?LPid=233
A lesson plan for 5th grade students on the place of sugar in a healthy diet. "Good health depends upon many things, including heredity, lifestyle, personality traits, mental health, attitudes, and the environment. Good eating habits for both animals and humans, proper exercise, and a moderate use of sugars can help keep you healthy." Very Good

●● LABELING – LESSON PLAN – 6th
http://www.uen.org/Lessonplan/preview.cgi?LPid=969
A lesson plan for grade 6 in which students learn about the labels on food products and what they tell us. Very Good

●● MEDIA INFLUENCES ON NUTRITIONAL PRACTICES – LESSON PLAN – 7th– 8th
http://www.uen.org/Lessonplan/preview.cgi?LPid=1161
A lesson plan for grades 7-8 on how the media affects our food choices. "Students will compare specific types of media influences on nutritional practices, including specific types of nutritional quackery and peer pressure that influence teens." Very Good

●● NUTRIENT DENSITY – LESSON PLAN – 9th-12th
http://www.uen.org/Lessonplan/preview.cgi?LPid=1164
A lesson plan on nutrients in our foods. "Students will analyze snacks for nutrient density and ease of preparation." Very Good

●● NUTRIENTS – LESSON PLAN – 3rd
http://www.uen.org/Lessonplan/preview.cgi?LPid=967
A lesson plan for 3rd grade students on nutrients. Very Good

●● NUTRIENTS IN OUR FOODS – LESSON PLAN – 5TH
http://www.uen.org/Lessonplan/preview.cgi?LPid=259
A lesson plan for 5th grade students on nutrients. "Students will use the Internet to learn of, and research, information on health and nutrition. Students will study the six essential nutrients." Very Good

●● NUTRITIONALLY WELL – LESSON PLAN – 4th
http://www.uen.org/Lessonplan/preview.cgi?LPid=951
A lesson plan for grade 4 on how nutrition affects growth and wellness. Very Good

●● NUTRITIOUS BREAKFASTS – LESSON PLAN – 7th-8th
http://www.uen.org/Lessonplan/preview.cgi?LPid=1163
A lesson plan for grades 7-8 on breakfast. "Students will plan nutritious breakfasts which they can prepare." Very Good

●● PLAN TO BALANCE – LESSON PLAN – 3rd
http://www.uen.org/Lessonplan/preview.cgi?LPid=965
A lesson plan for 3rd grade students on the importance of a healthy diet. "Plan a balanced evening meal. Ask the children to name the food groups they know. Talk about their answers, and guide them to see how the groups are formed. List the names of the correct food groups on the board." Very Good

●● SALT: TO USE OR NOT TO USE? – LESSON PLAN – 5TH
http://www.uen.org/Lessonplan/preview.cgi?LPid=248
A lesson plan on the role of salt in our diets for 5th grade students. "Salt is important to human life. Potassium, added to salt, helps the kidneys regulate the body's fluid levels. Salt, made from sodium and chloride, is found in many beverages and foods we eat. Some people consume 10 times more salt than required daily. What are the real risks connected to our salt intake?" Very Good

●● THE SEVEN DIETARY GUIDELINES – LESSON PLAN – 7th-8th
http://www.uen.org/Lessonplan/preview.cgi?LPid=1162
A lesson plan for grades 7-8 on dietary guidelines. "Students will identify the seven dietary guidelines and set goals to apply the guidelines into their lives." Very Good

●● SPECIFIC ILLNESSES THAT ARE DIET-RELATED – LESSON PLAN – 9th-12th
http://www.uen.org/Lessonplan/preview.cgi?LPid=1155
A lesson plan for grades 9-12 on the relationship between diet and illness. "Students will identify specific illnesses that are diet related: anemia, osteoporosis, heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and eating disorders." Very Good

●● VITAMINS AND MINERALS – LESSON PLAN – 4th
http://www.uen.org/Lessonplan/preview.cgi?LPid=959
A lesson plan for grade 4 on the function of vitamins and minerals in the body. Very Good

●● WELL-ROUNDED DIET – LESSON PLAN – 4th
http://www.uen.org/Lessonplan/preview.cgi?LPid=976
A lesson plan for grade 4 on eating a balanced diet. Very Good

WHAT’S FOR DINNER – CURRICULUM UNIT
http://commtechlab.msu.edu/sites/letsnet/noframes/bigideas/B4/b4u2.html#plans
A curriculum unit on nutrition for middle school students. "In this unit, students will conduct Internet searches to find recipes for appetizers, main courses, side dishes, and desserts that appeal to them. They will then plan (and, optionally, cook) a dinner for their families or friends, taking into consideration the cost of the items they will need to buy in order to do their cooking, and the amounts they will need to buy in order adequately to feed a given number of people. Students will report on their dinners and compile their menus into a class Web cookbook." Very Good

WHERE’S THE BEEF? - LESSON PLAN
http://www.econedlink.org/lessons/index.cfm?lesson=EM490
A lesson plan for middle school students on meat consumption as an indicator of economic prosperity. "In this lesson, you will be choosing a family and doing a survey of their meat consumption. You will learn a little about the prosperity of the American Colonists and about how much meat they ate. Then you will compare your chosen family's consumption to that of Colonial and other modern-day American families." Very Good

YUMMY PLANT PARTS – LESSON PLAN         NEW!
http://school.discovery.com/lessonplans/programs/plantparts/
A lesson plan for grades 6-8 on edible plants. "Students will: 1. Understand the structure and function of roots, stems, and leaves. 2. Identify the parts of a plant by looking at an entire plant or a part of a plant. 3. Understand the importance of plants for animals’ (humans’) existence." Very Good

                                                                                                                          

ENERGY IN FOOD EXPERIMENT – CLASSROOM ACTIVITY             NEW!
http://www.mr-damon.com/experiments/3svt/food_energy/index.htm
Students various foods to determine the amount of energy they contain. Good

THE FOOD GUIDE PYRAMID – LESSON PLAN
http://www.teachers.net/lessons/posts/1682.html
A lesson plan on the food guide pyramid for elementary students. The teacher uses three different types of pizza to help students sort foods into their food groups. Good

MEASURING CALORIES – LESSON PLAN             NEW!
http://www.col-ed.org/cur/sci/sci188.txt
A lesson plan on calories for grades 5-8. Students conduct experiments to determine calorie counts. Good

NUTRITION: ONE HOT TOPIC! – LESSON PLAN
http://www.libsci.sc.edu/miller/nutrition.htm.htm
A lesson plan for primary students on nutrition. "When students learn the content of the food groups, they are better prepared to maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle." Good

SNACK TIME – HEALTHY FOODS WORD SEARCH PUZZLE         NEW!
http://www.lessontutor.com/jm2P.html
A printable word search puzzle with healthy food words. Good

SUGAR FOR BREAKFAST – LESSON PLAN         NEW!
http://www.pecentral.org/lessonideas/ViewLesson.asp?ID=917
A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on portion size of sugary cereals. "As a demonstration of how easy it is to consume additional "hidden" empty calories, measure out one serving of a popular breakfast cereal (Usually 3/4 cup). Place the measured amount in a cereal bowl. Naturally, the amount of cereal is not that impressive. Next, ask for a volunteer who has had cereal for breakfast. Ask the student to pour the amount of cereal they had that morning into the bowl. The student usually pours 2 to 4 times the actual serving size. Ask the student, or members of the class, to estimate the number of calories in the bowl. Calculate the number of carbohydrates (subtracting the fiber) for the student's bowl of cereal. Measure this amount of refined white sugar into a different bowl. Clarify for students that this amount of sugar is what they are eating with their morning bowl of cereal." Good

WHAT IS CHOLESTEROL? – LESSON PLAN             NEW!
http://www.pecentral.org/lessonideas/ViewLesson.asp?ID=918
A lesson plan for grades 9-12 on cholesterol. "Students are given an assignment to find an article (newspaper, magazine, or World Wide Web) about cholesterol and to write a summary of the article (no more than 1 page in length). Have them bring the article to class. After a brief discussion about cholesterol, each student is asked to go to the board and write ONE fact about cholesterol based on what they read in their articles. Tell the students they are not allowed to write a fact that repeats anything that someone else has already written on the board. This is very challenging. The board will soon look like a wall filled with cholesterol graffiti. After each class member has written an interesting fact, a discussion of these facts follows. Each student contributes to the discussion by adding to the information that he or she wrote on the board. After this discussion, a handout on the basics about cholesterol can be given as a study sheet." Good

WHAT’S COOKING – A COLONIAL RECIPE – LESSON PLAN
http://www.jerseyhistory.org/activity_recipe.html
"The recipe page from The Ashfield Recipe Book allows students to gain information about colonial life. In analyzing this primary material example, students will use a recipe page to find out about colonial foods and daily practices and employ mathematical applications in everyday life. They will compare and contrast the world they know today with the past."
Good

YUMMIES FOR TUMMIES – LESSON PLAN         NEW!
http://scifiles.larc.nasa.gov/text/educators/activities/2000_2001/inclass/yummies_for_tummies.html
A lesson plan for elementary students on making candy. Good

 

Webquests

APPLES! APPLES! WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://its.guilford.k12.nc.us/webquests/Apples/apples.htm
A webquest on apples for elementary students. "The Task: ● Use the internet to find and record information on the different varieties of apples. ● Use the information you found to complete an online quiz comparing the apple varieties. ● Track down information on the internet about Johnny Appleseed and complete clues about his life in order to uncover a hidden message and to write a new tall tale about his journeys." Includes a quiz and puzzle as part of the webquest. Excellent

ARE YOU AWARE OF EATING DISORDERS? – WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://www.montana.edu/webquest/health/grades6to12/hallock/
A webquest for grades 6-12 on eating disorders. "Using the suggested resources, you will have the opportunity to gain a better understanding of eating disorders, including signs & symptoms and recovery & coping. Visit the suggested internet sites to identify yourself with eating disorders and to learn how you can make an impact in the life of one who has an eating disorder. To gain the full benefits of this webquest, visit the suggested internet sites and complete one of the following assignments:There is a possibility that one of your very close friends is struggling from an eating disorder. Compose a nonfiction story about the signs and symptoms that are leading you to this hypothosis. In the story, describe what you would do, as a friend, to help your friend cope and recover from this eating disorder.Imagine that you are responsible for the grocery shopping this week. Your mother has not made a grocery list or given you the menu for the weekly meals, but she has given you a budget. Create a scenario in which you must plan 3 nutritious meals a day for 7 days. Include how many people are in your family (one of your siblings has been struggling with anorexia nervosa), other health problems, nutritional needs, etc. Be sure to look at the nutritional value of the foods that you are planning to buy.Do a case study of a student (you choose the gender, physical characteristics, body composition, etc.) using the Healthy Body Calculator. You may use yourself as the case study if so desired. Describe the subject's eating patterns, explain whether or not they are eating correctly, and create a revised eating plan for the subject if needed." We found some broken links on this site. Excellent

CAN DIET AFFECT ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE? – WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://studenthome.nku.edu/~webquest/health/hovan/Performance.htm

A webquest for 10th grade students on nutrition and sports. "Central State University has hired a new head football coach. The team has had 2 straight losing seasons and the administration is looking to get the program back on the winning track. The new head coach has had a chance to look at his new team and is ready to make some changes. The previous head coach had no nutritional specialist on his staff and just based the team’s diet on what he had been taught in the past. Realizing this, the new head coach is looking to hire an expert in nutrition to serve as his dietitian. Being the expert on nutrition that you are, you apply for the position. After an excellent interview, the coach decides that you are the person for the job. Is it possible to make dietary modifications and expect to see an improvement in physical performance?" We found one broken link on this site. Excellent

THE CHEMISTRY BEHIND COOKING WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://chsweb.lr.k12.nj.us/kshimp/cooking/chemwebquest.htm
A webquest for middle students and up on cooking. "You will use information on solutions (concentrations, saturation, phase changes), thermochemistry, chemical reactions and the gas laws to inform your audience of the "Chemistry Behind Cooking".  In order to do this you will: ● Define and describe each of the following "chemistry" terms for your audience during your explanation: solutions, thermochemistry, chemical reactions, and the gas laws.  ● Be prepared to talk about the chemistry behind the making of an ice cream sundae with pressurized whipped cream and TWO of the following desserts: candy apples, lollipops, homemade fudge, Bananas Foster, Creme-Brulee, an apple pie, a chocolate cake, or something you choose that is approved by Emeril and your teacher.  ● Put together a tri-fold pamphlet to distribute to your audience.  The pamphlet must have a title page with pictures, an introduction behind the chemistry of cooking, and one page each on the chemistry behind making 1) an ice cream sundae with pressurized whipped cream, 2) dessert choice #1, and 3) dessert choice #2." We found a couple of broken links on this site. Excellent

CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES: TO EAT OR NOT TO EAT – WEBQUEST         NEW!
http://www.collier.k12.fl.us/weblessons/cookiewq/index.htm
A webquest on chocolate chip cookies for grades 3-5. Students investigate whether chocolate chip cookies are healthy and their place in a healthy diet. Excellent

THE DILEMMA OF THE DANGEROUS MEAT LOAF – WEBQUEST         NEW!
http://imet.csus.edu/imet1/scotty/webquest/meatloaf.htm
A webquest on nutrition for 7th grade students. "Introduction: Your family may or may not eat meat loaf. Many people love this traditional dish, but others have been known to hate it! Whether you like a certain food or not, it is wise to check on whether it is healthy for you. It would be terrible if something you liked and ate often wasn't good for you. But on the other hand if you don't like it, then maybe you wouldn't have to eat it if it wasn't healthy... Your job will be to determine whether meat loaf is a healthy food or a dangerous food that could make you ill unless you eat it only occasionally or start making it differently. You will use health research and science, and some math to make your case. If you are more interested in another food, check with your teacher – it will probably be OK to research this food instead. Important: Each student must complete everything on this page for credit! Please read the entire page carefully!" Excellent

EATING DISORDERS – WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://coe.west.asu.edu/students/jklein/eatingdisorderwq.html
A webquest for grades 9-12 on eating disorders. "The above headline was about a girl at your school. She was a cheerleader, popular and an A student. No one was aware that she had an eating disorder. Since this case has hit so close to home, your school has asked your Foods & Nutrition class to prepare an "Eating Disorders" presentation that will be featured at the next student assembly and in the school newspaper." Excellent

EATING DISORDERS: A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT – WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://www.mathrocks.net/webquests/ED_Webquest/
A webquest on eating disorders for 7th and 8th grade students. "You want to bring the message of eating disorders to the middle school student body. After talking with your friends, you have decided that the best way to reach people, especially teens, is with a public service announcement (psa).A public service announcement is usually a minute or less, but the principal and counselor thought that you could have up to fifteen minutes for your presentation.You will need to decide which information is the most important to share with others.You can share your presentation in a video or an iMovie, just as it might appear on television." Excellent

FAST FOOD CHOICES: YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT – WEBQUEST         NEW!
http://can-do.com/uci/lessons98/Nutrition.html
A webquest on fast food for grades 5 and up. "So you've got the munchies... you take a hike (or your bike) to the nearest fast food joint to feed your need. Just what are you getting with your burger and fries? Usually more than you bargained for in fat! How do you please your taste buds but still keep your arteries clear and your bathroom scale from groaning when you walk by?" Excellent

FAST FOOD FAT – WEBQUEST         NEW!
http://studenthome.nku.edu/~webquest/Pidgeon/fast%20food%20webquest.htm
A webquest for 4th grade students on fast food. "The school cafeteria is under construction without any warning. The construction will take at least two weeks!!! The school has decided to provide a fast food lunch everyday!!! The lunch will consist of a daily cheeseburger, medium fries, and a medium soft drink. Sounds great ,huh? The school nutritionist is a little worried, as well as the principal. Is this a healthy choice? Your student team has been selected to lend a hand, and discover the answer." We found a couple of broken links on this site. Excellent

FOOD FLIGHT CAFÉ – WEBQUEST
http://www.manteno.k12.il.us/webquest/high/Vocational/FoodFlightCafe/FOOD%20FLIGHT%20CAFE.htm
A webquest for middle/junior high students on food choices. "Almost every student in school has been complaining about the school's cafeteria food. Some say the food is too fattening, too bland, or there just are not a lot of choices. As a student who is involved in sports and other extra-curricular activities, you know it is important to have plenty of energy and eat right. Of course you want to look good too. What you want to find out is which foods are good for you and how you can get the school cafeteria to offer some better food choices."  We found one broken link on this site. Excellent

FOOD QUEST FOR HEALTH – WEBQUEST
http://www.cyberbee.com/foodquest.html
A webquest on nutrition for upper elementary/middle school students. Excellent

FRUIT AND VEGETABLES WEBQUEST                 NEW!
http://its.guilford.k12.nc.us/webquests/fruitveg/plants.htm
A webquest on fruits and vegetables for elementary students. "The Task: You will research ten fruits and vegetables to learn as much as you can about them. You will use the information from your research to fill out the charts and worksheets about your ten fruits and vegetables. Then you will use the worksheets to make a fruit and vegetable riddle book entitled: Which Fruit or Vegetable Am I?" Excellent

GE FOODS (GENETICALLY ENGINEERED) – FRIEND OR FOE? – WEBQUEST
http://home.earthlink.net/~spcemonk/webquest.html
Foods are now being genetically engineered to increase certain nutrients, reduce fat and calories and much more. Many people feel that genetically engineered foods are dangerous. Student teams will examine the issues and report at the World Food Conference. Very detailed. Excellent

GLOBAL FOOD TREK – WEBQUEST             NEW URL!
http://education.iupui.edu/webquests/worldfood/index.htm
A webquest for grades 3-5 on the foods of other cultures. "You and  four  globe-trotting companions have been assigned to tour five countries in the world to learn about each culture, specifically noting  the customs and  the cuisine associated with each nation.  Each one of you will contribute to this endeavor by reporting on certain facts that you discover on your journey.  After all of the information has been gathered, using both online and offline resources, the trekking team will create a Web page to share with your sedentary friends  back in the United States.  So, grab your gear and a comfortable  pair of hiking boots and, we’re off!" Excellent

THE GREAT GOOD FOOD CAPER – WEBQUEST
http://curry.edschool.virginia.edu/go/edis771/webquest2000/student/ssmippolito/home.html
A webquest for grades 1-2 on food and nutrition. "Divide into groups of 3 or 4 and learn about one of the food groups-fruit, vegetable, dairy, meat and bread group. Click here: to find out more about the food groups.  A. Name your food group.  B. Should we eat food from that food group?  Why or Why not?  C. How many servings of food should we eat from the food group? D. Which are your favorite foods from this food group? What nutrients does it have for the body?  1. After you have collected enough information about your food group,  decide which 3 to 5 foods from your food group you think the thief stole out of Healthy Harry's refrigerator.  2. For each of the foods that you chose, decide how much Harry should have in his refrigerator to eat for one day. 3. Create a poster that shows what you have learned about your food group.  Be creative! ( Maybe the thief saw a poster like yours and that's why he took good food from Healthy Harry's refrigerator.) Sell your food! 4. Present your poster for your classmates to show what you have learned about your food group." Excellent

HEALTHY MENUS – WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://studenthome.nku.edu/~webquest/Callahan/Nutrition%20Webquest.htm
A webquest on nutrition for 1st grade students. "Bbuurr!  What a winter we had!   Because of all of the snow we had in January, we need to make up our snow days by extending our school days from 7:45 am to 8:00 pm for three days.  Since students will be at school that long, the cafeteria workers will need to make the entire school dinner as well as breakfast and lunch, and that's where you come in.  Your job is to help create a three day school menu that is well-balanced and healthy for the three extended school days.  So put your hair nets and oven mitts on because off to the kitchen we go!!!" We found a couple of broken links on this site. Excellent

A HEALTHY RESTAURANT? RADICAL! – WEBQUEST         NEW!
http://studenthome.nku.edu/~webquest/health/wyatt/AHealthyRest.final.htm
A webquest for grades 1-2 on healthy eating out. "What the world needs is more restaurants that serve healthy and delicious foods!  That’s where you come in.  You, and two other people, are going to be world class chefs who design healthy meals for your own restaurant.  People will love to eat at your restaurant, you might make lots of money, and your meals will make the world a healthier place!  How exciting!" We found a couple of broken links on this site. Excellent

HOW DO YOU HELP SOMEONE OVERCOME THEIR EATING DISORDER? – WEBQUEST     NEW!
http://www.arches.uga.edu/~jreddick/webquest.html
A webquest for grades 9-12 on eating disorders. "As a friend, you cannot ignore your suspicions; however you do not want to wrongly accuse your friend of having an eating disorder.  You will be given a scenario in which you will use the Internet to research several disorders and figure out which disorder your friend is suffering from. After determining the disorder, your group will devise a set of strategies that can be used to help your friend overcome their problem.      You will prepare a Powerpoint presentation concerning the information you have researched and present it to the class. In this presentation, your group will discuss the eating disorder, as well as the set of strategies that you formulated to help your friend." Excellent

I SCREAM, YOU SCREAM, WE ALL SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM – WEBQUEST         NEW!
http://teachers.emints.org/burtonk/icecream/index.html
A webquest for 3rd grade students on ice cream. "Everyone loves ice cream. You are studying to be an ice cream connoisseur.  Your job is to learn about the history of ice cream, how to make ice cream, and finally design your own flavor and packaging to fulfill the requirements to get your certification as an official ice cream connoisseur.  Good luck!" Excellent

JUNK FOOD WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://www.icsd.k12.ny.us/northeast/library/junkfood/
A webquest on junk food for 5th grade students. "Your task is to convince Mrs. Moss not to eat that burger. While you’re at it, you might as well find out about other kinds of junk food, too, because Mrs. Moss eats candy bars, sweet breakfast cereals, and snacks like those little snack cakes with the white icing inside, and cheese-flavored chips. She drinks sports drinks and sodas, especially Dr. You-Know-Who.   Please, hurry, kids! Find out all you can before Mrs. Moss becomes so overweight, diabetic, heart-diseased, and sluggish that she can’t do any more homework . . . and flunks out of School Librarian School!" Excellent

LET’S EAT, TO LIVE! – WEBQUEST
http://www.mtnbrook.k12.al.us/mbjh/webpages/pe/laughlin/wqmain.html
A webquest for middle school students on a healthy diet. "Congratulations! You have been hired by a National Public Relations Firm, Lifequal, that specializes in improving and maintaining quality lifestyles.  Your clients include many celebrities and sports figures, who need your expertise to insure that they stay healthy and present a positive image. As an employee of this firm, you will be responsible for meeting with your celebrity/sports figure and establish nutrition/exercise guidelines. Many celebrities need this information because their schedules are so full. They, like many Americans, are on a tight time frame and they tend to eat junk foods and they do not make time to exercise. During your first week on the job, you will be required to make a report on the status of your healthy lifestyle choices. This report will include the following: a list of the  foods you presently eat, 7 day eating plan  (discuss/share ideas with your co-workers on improving your food choices for well balanced and nutritious meals), and make a presentation to staff so you can better communicate to your client that you too live the positive and healthy lifestyle. You must project the image that the client expects."   Excellent

LET’S PLAN A PICNIC! – WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://studenthome.nku.edu/~webquest/Schwartz/WebQuest.htm
A webquest for 1st grade students on nutrition. "What if there was no such thing as candy?  What if there were no more potato chips, french fries or ice cream? Our only choices of what to eat would have to be healthy food.  Would you be able to plan a meal with only healthy food as your choices?The class is going for a picnic at the park.  Your team's job is to plan a healthy lunch menu for the class." Excellent

M & M SPACE FOOD WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://schoolweb.missouri.edu/moniteau.k12.mo.us/mathys/mandmwebquest.html
A webquest for upper elementary students on food in space. "Have you ever wondered what life is like on a space shuttle or on the space station? Astronauts do many of the same things you do everyday - such as sleep, eat, wash, play, and even go to the bathroom!  The only difference is that in space there is no gravity, so astronauts must use special equipment to do these everyday tasks. What is gravity?  Watch this BrainPOP movie to find out! Everything on Earth relies on gravity to work properly.  Look at your desk.  Why is everything laying on it?  Gravity holds all your papers, books, and pencils in place.  Earth toilets rely on gravity to flush.  Space toilets use suction (like a vacuum cleaner).  The ink flows out of your pens onto your paper on Earth.  Pens are pressurized like spray cans to work in space.  You don't need a bed in space - just straps to keep you tied to a wall.  Instead of using cups to drink from, astronauts squeeze fluid-filled bags with tubes into their mouths. But what about eating small candies like m&ms in space?  You can't dump the bag out into your hand - the m&ms would fly everywhere!  So, what would you do?  You'd need a zero-gravity dispenser.  Where would you get one?  You'd need to invent one!" We found a couple of broken links in this site. Excellent

MEXICAN FOOD WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://teacherweb.com/WI/Cushing/Gliniecki,J-WebQuest/
A webquest on Mexican food for middle school students. "As the owners, you will need to make some decisions. Your group needs to agree on a name for your restaurant, the hours of operation, its location, and decide on the foods, drinks, and desserts you will be serving. Your restaurant must also have a "specialty", or the food that your group would most like to try, and you need to describe it to the class. After these decisions have been made, you will be creating a sample menu with the foods you have decided on and their prices (in Mexican Pesos and American Dollars), as well as creating a skit that will represent a visit to your restaurant." Excellent

MRS. BLYTHE’S NUTRITION WEBQUEST
http://teacherweb.com/In/Parkview/wqsblythe/
A webquest for upper elementary/middle school students in which students must choose items for a nutritious dinner. "Your task, as a group of 4, is to determine what to prepare for your mom's nutritious dinner. Your group will design a brochure or create a TV commercial promoting the product your group selects. The nutrition labels will help you analyze which product is the healthiest choice. Since you will want mom to know just how healthy her meal is, the brochure or TV ad will explain this. After looking in the pantry, you find 4 items to evaluate; a box of Easy Mac, a can of Spaghetti O's, a can of Campbell's Vegetable Soup, and a can of Dinty Moore Beef Stew. Which is most nutritious?" Excellent

MUNCHING MANIA – WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://studenthome.nku.edu/~webquest/pike/Munching%20Mania.htm
A webquest for 2nd grade students on nutrition. "If you are like this Mushy Monster, you eat things like cookies, cakes, chocolates and chips. He rarely chooses healthy foods. Instead you should eat things like bananas, apples, cheese and yogurt. This is how to cure Munching Mania. Your job is to learn about healthy eating and then help the children at our school  by curing Munching Mania!" Excellent

MY FRUIT IS THE BEST! – WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://www.lausd.net/lausd/offices/di/Burleson/workshops/WQ_Workshop/sample/
A webquest on fruit for grade 2 students. "There are so many different kinds of fruits.  Everyone has their favorite.  Some kids like apples, some kids like oranges.  Which fruit is your favorite?  Today you will learn some interesting facts about your favorite fruit." Excellent

NUTRITION MISSION – WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://studenthome.nku.edu/~webquest/Hurley/WebQuest.htm
A webquest for 2nd grade students on nutrition. "Your goal is to plan a healthy meal for the Jolly Postman to help keep his energy up to finish his route.  He has lots of important letters to deliver today!  You are going to work in groups to create a delicious nutritious meal using foods from all 5 of the food groups.  Remember you need to include fruits and vegetables, breads or other grains, meat, chicken, or fish, good dairy foods and a small bit from the sweets group." Excellent

NUTRITION: THE QUEST FOR BETTER HEALTH – WEBQUEST
http://collier.k12.fl.us/WebLessons/WebQuest/Nutrition/
A webquest for kindergarten students on nutrition. "Help! A group of aliens from another planet on an exploration mission have landed on Earth! Thank goodness they’re friendly, but there is one problem. They are eating foods they’ve never had before, mostly junk food. They’re especially crazy about Milky Way and Mars candy bars. They know nothing about nutrition and are very unhealthy. Your help is needed to teach these alien beings how to eat better and get healthy so that they can return to their home planet of Munch." Excellent

NUTS ABOUT NUTRITION – WEBQUEST
http://coe.west.asu.edu/students/aperhamus/WQ/
A webquest on nutrition for elementary students. "Your task is to create a practical eating plan for your whole family. You realize this won't be easy, but once it has been accomplished, you will all be much happier. There is a lot of work to be done before you can create the plan. You will have to find out what nutrients are most important and why. Which foods contain them? How much of these foods should you eat? If you don't change your eating habits, what will happen to your family's health? What food does your family like and dislike? What is your family food budget? How much time does your family have to prepare meals? After gathering this information, you will need to create a practical eating guide for your family to follow. In order to be better motivated, you will all need to understand why this guide is better than your old habits." Excellent

PHYTOCHEMICALS AND A HEALTHY DIET – WEBQUEST
http://www.glencoe.com/sec/science/webquest/content/phytochemicals.shtml
A webquest on healthy foods for junior/senior high students. "Your job in this WebQuest is to learn all about the phytochemicals found in fruits and vegetables, and the benefits of eating these foods as part of a balanced diet. You will discover what phytochemicals have been studied scientifically, and what these research studies have discovered. You will learn about the different phytochemicals that can be found in natural foods, and the health benefits of each type. You will fill in a table in which ten different foods or groups of foods are listed. For each food or group of food, you will list the important phytochemical(s) each contains, and the health benefits of eating that food. Finally, you will answer a few questions about phytochemicals to demonstrate what you have learned in your Internet research." Excellent

SEND ZOINK HOME – WEBQUEST
http://192.107.108.56/portfolios/c/chazan_e/Webquest/introductionupdate1.htm
A webquest for 3rd grade students on nutrition. "I am a third grade student in New Jersey and I need your help! I came home yesterday and found a small, scared, green creature who reminded me of a Dr. Seuss character crying in my kitchen. Zoink told me he had no idea what to eat, and he is not allowed to return to his planet until he solves this problem.  The only way to accomplish this is to plan and create a 5-day balanced menu, so Zoink can go home. Please help Zoink!" Excellent

THE SKINNY ON TEEN OBESITY – WEBQUEST          NEW!
http://studenthome.nku.edu/~webquest/health/mcclurg/TheSkinnyonTeenObesity.htm
A webquest for grade 11-12 on teen obesity. "We are going to create a teen oriented health fair in our classroom.  Our task is to design stations for the health fair that will educate teens about obesity.  We want our stations to be creative, inviting, and informative.  Each group will design their own booth and a pamphlet, brochure or poster to be displayed and distributed at their booth.  You will also need to develop an interactive component to your display.  This may be a demonstration an activity or something else creative." We found a couple of broken links on this site. Excellent

STRENGTH AND NUTRITION –WEBQUEST         NEW!
http://www.manteno5.org/webquest/high/Science/StrengthNutrition/strength.htm
A webquest for grades 9012 on nutrition and sports. "Choose a professional athlete to be your client and develop an individualized diet and exercise program that will increase their overall health and athletic performance over a one month period. You have two weeks to complete your task. 1. Search for your client's age, height, and weight and list their professional sport. 2. Develop a four week exercise program that corresponds to your professional athlete's sport. 3. Develop a two week menu that incorporates proper nutritional habits for your client. 4. Give your client specific explanations for their diet and exercise program." We found some broken links on this site. Excellent

TINKERING WITH MOTHER NATURE – GENETICALLY-MODIFIED FOODS – WEBQUEST         NEW!
http://gmhsscience.com/GMO/index.htm
A webquest on genetically-modified foods for grades 7 and up. "You are attending the International Conference for Genetic Technology.  The focus question of the conference is "How should governments regulate the production and distribution of genetically modified food products?"  From discussion generated at the conference, a consensus opinion will be generated that will be used as the basis for a public service information product created and distributed by the Conference organizers. Task: In groups, you will research the topic of genetically modified or altered foods.  Based on your research, you will construct a Blog that expresses the consensus opinion of the group and provides the public with evidence to support your decision." Excellent

WEBQUEST MCCAESAR – ROMAN FOOD WEBQUEST         NEW!
http://www.webkwestie.nl/roman%20food/
A webquest for junior/senior high students on Roman foods. "The two of you are slaves in service of a rich senator. One of you is head of the household and the other is the cook. The senator is an enterprising man. He wants to open the first Roman Restaurant where Roman people can have (a take away) breakfast, lunch or dinner. He wants you to run the restaurant that he calls McCaesar in honour of the great Roman leader. If the McCaesar-restaurant is successful, the senator will consider opening more of those restaurants throughout the Roman Empire and maybe he will put you in charge of that operation." Excellent

WHERE DOES MILK COME FROM? – WEBQUEST         NEW!
http://www.manteno.k12.il.us/mcordes/dairycow.htm
A webquest for kindergarten students on milk. "In a whole group session, we will begin the journey by using the Destination computer to find out where milk comes from.  Let's learn about the story of Milk.  We will begin by looking at cows on a farm and then discover how it it arrives at the store for your family to buy.  We will find out the importance of milk in our diets." Excellent

                                       

BASIC HAZARDS COMMON TO FOOD SERVICE KITCHENS – WEBQUEST         NEW!
http://www.manteno5.org/webquest/high/Science/HazardsInFoodService/Basic.htm
A webquest for middle school students and up on basic kitchen and food safety. "Today, we will be talking about the basic hazards common to kitchens. Our kitchens are full of potential dangers for ourselves and those we serve. It is important for us to be aware of these dangers and prevent them as much as possible. This unit will be done in five parts: ● Class discussion covering basic kitchen hazards ● Each group will become familiar with one kitchen hazard. ● Each group will point out areas of improvement in the kitchens visited according to their particular hazard. ● Each group will use the information gathered to look at their own home kitchens and see which hazards need to be eliminated. ●Each Group will understand why Food Safety is not a "sometime" procedure." Very Good

CHOCOLATE WEBQUEST         NEW!
http://www.cr-cath.pvt.k12.ia.us/allsaints/information/chocolate.html
A webquest for middle school students. "Your final project should consist of: A children's non-fiction picture book of at least 8 - 10 half pages that explains "The History of Chocolate", "From Cacao Bean to Chocolate", or "How and Where Cacao Beans are Grown". A cover page for the book to include the title of your book, your name as the author and a related graphic. Book pages that each contain at least one fact about the topic and one graphic per page. A last page that lists a bibliography of the websites you used." Very Good

CHOCOLATE COVERED CREATIONS – WEBQUEST         NEW!
http://mws.mcallen.isd.tenet.edu/tiftech/ci/projects/radame/aajWebquest.html
A webquest for middle school students on chocolate. "Using the internet web sites below, you will research the history of chocolate. During your delicious adventure you will tour a chocolate factory, create a new candy bar, develop a slogan, design an advertisement, and be prepared to sell your famous new candy bar!" We found a couple of broken links on this site. Very Good

THE COPABACANA RESTAURANT WEBQUEST         NEW!
http://the_english_dept.tripod.com/foodquest/index.html
A webquest with a lot of activities that was designed for ESL students but can be adapted to nutrition classes. "The Copabacana Restaurant at Viva Village has been built and decorated but a number of things still needs to be done before the innauguration. You will need to : ● define the kind of restaurant you want the Copabacana to be, based on group discussions and feeback from students on the forum. ● compose the menu according to what you have chosen. ● find the appropriate recipes." Very Good

FAST FOOD DILEMMA – WEBQUEST         NEW!
http://studenthome.nku.edu/~webquest/health/holloway/fast_food.htm
A webquest for 5th grade students on fast food. "Oh no!!! Your parents have gone on a fast food strike! They say no more trips to the local fast food places because they feel it is too unhealthy. Life as you know it is over, no more drive-thru’s, happy meal toys, play lands, AAAAHHHH! Your brain is wheeling; how can you convince them that fast food is ok as long as it is not all you eat?" Very Good

FIESTA, FOOD AND FUN – WEBQUEST         NEW!
http://www2.franciscan.edu/Webquests/fiestafoodfun/
A webquest for 3rd grade students on the foods of Mexico. "You have been invited to a Mexican fiesta. You need to find a Mexican recipe and prepare it for the party.  You will search the internet to find recipes, graphics, and nutritional information for your menu item.  You will create a poster to display with your completed Mexican dish at the fiesta.  Your poster will include your recipe. Create a report describing your shopping experience and your cooking adventure. You will also be required to turn in a copy of your grocery list." Very Good

FOOD FOR THOUGHT – FRUITS AND VEGETABLES – WEBQUEST
http://curry.edschool.virginia.edu/go/edis771/98webquests/student/slindasaltzburg/home.html
A webquest for elementary students on fruits and vegetables. "In order to get ready for your trip, you need to know "what's so" about fruits and vegetables. You need to be able to answer questions like these: • What is the difference between a fruit and a vegetable? Is the tomato a fruit or a vegetable? • Where in the world did fruits and vegetables originate from? What edible plants grow where you live? •Is Mom right? Should you eat your veggies? • Vegetarian or Vegan-To be or not to be? Was Thomas Jefferson a vegetarian? Are there fruitarians too? • What does "organic" mean? If you are what you eat, shouldn't fruits and vegetables be food for thought?"  We found a few broken links on this site. Very Good

FOOD IS FUEL – WEBQUEST
http://curry.edschool.virginia.edu/go/edis771/webquest2000/student/tsusancarter/home.html
A webquest on nutrition for elementary students. "Your job is to create a three day menu including three meals and at least two snacks each day for your family.  This menu will follow the food pyramid guidelines and fulfill the daily requirements (RDA) of one specific nutrient (vitamin or mineral) of your choice." We found a couple of broken links on this site. Very Good

HEALTH AND NUTRITION WEBQUEST
http://www.mpsaz.org/webquest/Lynch/final%20health.htm
A webquest on health and nutrition-related conditions for middle school students. "You have just graduated from one of the top medical schools and have been assigned your first job as an emergency room Doctor on E.R. Your task is to work with your patient, your Physician's Assistant, and your Nurse to evaluate your patients symptoms. After the diagnosis is made, you and your colleagues will work together to compile typical warning signs, side effects of the conditions, and what other people can do to prevent the health illness." Very Good

HYBRID FRUIT – WEBQUEST         NEW!
http://www.sheboygan.k12.wi.us/kbrennan/webQuest.html
A webquest for 1st grade students on fruits. "You are a gardener and you were hired by Piggly Wiggly Grocery Store to develop a new type of fruit!  Your job is to work with a partner and create a delicious new fruit that all people can enjoy.  You and your partner will create a poster or Kid Pix picture illustrating your new fruit and then present it to the class." Very Good

INTERNATIONAL FOODS – WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://www.dedham.k12.ma.us/webquest/fall2000/js/WebQuest.htm
A webquest on international cuisines for 9th grade students. "The United States is a "melting pot" of culture.  People from all backgrounds and nationalities have immigrated to this country for any number of reasons. The reasons have been political,  social and economic. Two  groups of three students will research the cuisine of  two different countries. One group will research France and the other will research Greece.  The groups will consist of one chef, one nutritionist and one agriculturist . Are the foods these countries consuming advantageous to their health and well-being?" Very Good

NUTRITION AND FOODS WEBQUEST         NEW!
http://teacherweb.com/TN/TTU/nutritionwebquest/index.html
A webquest on nutrition for middle school students on nutrition. "You will be helping create a menu for a new fast food franchise in your town. As a group, you will need to find the most nutritious menu that will meet the requirements of a dietitian, a parent, a teenager, and a fast food franchiser. You will have the chance to compare various fast food menus and what you eat in a usual day. Examine the roles listed below and decide which one you would like to do. Once you have picked the role you would like to do, go to the home page and select your chosen role. · Dietitian · Fast Food Franchiser · Parent · Teenager." Very Good

PYRAMID POWER – WEBQUEST         NEW!
http://education.nmsu.edu/webquest/wq/food/NutritionWebquest.html
A webquest on the Food Guide Pyramid for middle school students. "You will be serving on a committee to formulate the menu for a new fast food franchise in your town.  As a committee, you will need to find the most nutritious menu that will meet the specified requirements of a dietitian, a parent, a typical teenager, and a fast food franchiser.  You will have the opportunity to compare various fast food menus as well as what you eat in a typical day.  Be prepared to justify all selections you make.  Look briefly at the following roles and select the one that you would like to do.  As you complete your task, you may need information from others in the group.  Don't hesitate to communicate with them and get the information you need to be successful.  Go to the task for the role you have selected and follow the task outlined there.  Remember that the teacher is also a resource!" Very Good

REAL FOOD FOR REAL KIDS – WEBQUEST         NEW!
http://teachers.emints.org/FY04/krausi/NutritionWebQuest/
A webquest for 4th grade students on healthy eating. "The School Board is looking to hire a company to provide balanced nutritional meals that kids will want to eat. Your company has been asked to present a proposal that will convince the School Board to hire your company. The School Board has requested that your company provide a seven day meal plan that meets the nutritional requirements for breakfast and lunch for upper elementary students. In addition, they are requesting a suggested afternoon nutritional snack and dinner plan for busy parents." Very Good

WATERMELON: FRUIT OR VEGETABLE? – WEBQUEST                     NEW!
http://www.ga.unc.edu/NCTA/NCTA/WebQuest/Inborden/WebQuest/index1.html
A webquest for grades 1-2 on watermelons. "In the book, Watermelon Day by Kathi Appelt, young Jesse must endure waiting all summer for her watermelon to grow.  Her father says that her watermelon will be a big one,  just in time for Watermelon Day.  Your quest is to discover many juicy facts about the watermelon. Then make a decision about whether a watermelon is a fruit or vegetable." Very Good

WHAT A TANGLED FOOD WEB WE EAT – WEBQUEST         NEW!
http://www.rblewis.net/technology/EDU506/WebQuests/foodchain/foodchain.html
A webquest for grades 2-4 on food chains. "While studying this website, you will find out some facts that you probably were not aware of about how plants and animals help each other stay alive! You will read, try out quizzes, and do FUN activities that will require you to record your answers concerning what you've read. Don't worry, if you miss something, you will have the opportunity to do it again. Having fun yet? Once you finish these activities, you will create your own food chain! Isn't that amazing?! ● Define what the food chain is. ● Determine what organisms are included in the food chain. ● Develop a knowledge of what roles various organisms play in the food chain and what they eat. ● Create your own food chain!" We found some broken links on this site. Very Good

WHAT IS YOUR FOOD & NUTRITION PROFILE? – WEBQUEST         NEW!
http://people.eku.edu/resorc/your%20food%20profile.htm
A webquest for junior/senior high students in which they determine their nutrition profile by examining their diet, BMI and level of fitness. They then predict how their diet will affect their future. Very Good

                                                       

APPLES – WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://wneo.org/WebQuests/TeacherWebQuests/Apples/apples.htm
A webquest for 1st grade students on apples. "You are going to be working as a team of students.  You will explore the cycle of an apple and use your five senses to discover many things about apples.  You will use classroom resources and the Internet to complete your assigned group tasks." Good

CAFETERIA STRIKE! – WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://studenthome.nku.edu/~webquest/health/hodge/webquest.htm
A webquest for 5th grade students on nutrition. "How many times have you complained about the cafeteria’s food?  Now is your chance to have a say in what is served.  The cafeteria workers have gone on strike.  Your group is now in charge of planning the menu for the week.  Don’t get too excited, there is going to be some work involved in your planning.Every lunch meal that you plan must be 500 or less calories!   Another problem is that you are not allowed to cook so you must order the food in from different fast food restaurants." We found a couple of broken links on this site. Good

FABULOUS FIVE NUTRITION WEBQUEST
http://www.hobart.k12.in.us/phelps/nutrition/intro.html
A webquest for upper elementary students on the five food groups. "Your job is to assume the role of one of the Fabulous Five. You will research where your food group fits on the food pyramid, what foods are in your group, how many servings you need a day, and then design a meal and a snack with the rest of your team." Note: Only one of the links on this page worked. Good

FAST FOOD FOR A FAST GENERATION – WEBQUEST
http://coe.west.asu.edu/students/jklein/janwebquest2.htm

A webquest for grades 9-12 on nutrition. "As a "Foods & Nutrition" class, you have been asked to assist the students in your high school by researching the "Fast Food" life style and preparing a reference guide to assist students in making wise decisions regarding on-the-go eating and a prevention campaign to be adopted by your school. Teens may have little control over their lifestyle, but with a little guidance, they may be able to make wiser choices. Your job then will be to creatively sell your fellow teens on the idea of healthy on-the-go choices for a healthy life."  We found several broken links on this site. Good

FISHING FOR FOOD WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://www.teachnet.ie/gmcweeney/fish/index.html
A webquest for middle school students fish in the diet. "You live in a maritime county where fish is readily available. You and the members of your class have been given the task of researching the different types of fish and explaining the importance of fish in the the diet." Good

FOOD AND NUTRITION WEBQUEST
http://www.west-bend.k12.wi.us/webquest/foods/!foodnut.htm
A webquest for elementary students on nutrition. "Find out as much as you can about the food guide pyramid using various web sites. Find out why fruits and vegetables are good for you. Find out what you should eat and how much exercise you should get. Find out about foods that are served in fast food restaurants. The information you discover in this webquest will answer the questions above.  Your job will be to use complete sentences while filling in the worksheet carefully. For each number you will see an underlined and/or different colored word or words.  Click on the word to find out your information."  We found several broken links on this site. Good

INSECTS AS FOOD? WEBQUEST         NEW!
http://www.macomb.k12.mi.us/wq/webq98/insects.htm
A webquest for middle school students on insects as food. "Pizza, hamburgers, fries, and Coke are all favorite American foods. Lobster, caviar, and escargot are considered a delicacy by some people. What about eating insects? Would you ever consider eating them? Are there places in the world today where insects are part of the people's diet?" Several of the links are broken and will need to be replaced. Good

JUNK FOOD NUTRITION WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://home.indy.rr.com/indianaokey/Nutrition/JunkFood2.htm
A webquest for grades 6-9 on junk food in which students must create a 7-day healthy meal plan. Good

MEAT- FARM TO FORK – WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://www.teachnet.ie/gmcweeney/2004/
A webquest for middle school students on meat in the diet. "We live in a country where Meat is readily available. You and the members of your class have been given the task of researching and investigating the different types of meat and outlining the importance of meat in the the diet." Good

THE MISPLACED MENUS – WEBQUEST         NEW!
http://studenthome.nku.edu/~webquest/health/lilleston/TheMisplacedMenus1.htm
A webquest for 4th grade students on healthy eating. "Help!  The president has just informed me that he wants to visit our school and eat a healthy lunch with the students.  The cafeteria staff had something very nutritious on the menu, but somehow they have misplaced the menu.  The cafeteria staff has contacted me to have you help them out.  It is up to you to figure out what goes into making a nutritious meal, and help the cafeteria staff plan for the big event.  We want the president to leave our school thinking that our school is one of the most nutritious schools he has ever eaten at!  Are you up for the challenge?  Good, I knew I could count on you.  Go to the task to see your mission in more detail.  Good Luck and happy planning!" We found several broken links on this site. Good

NUTRITION WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://pangea.tec.selu.edu/~cmcnabb/etec645/nutrition/Whann.htm
A webquest for 7th grade students on nutrition. "Yucky!  Gross!  Disgusting!  These are some of the comments the students at Bayou Land High School are saying about the food in the cafeteria.  The cafeteria supervisor has hired our class to help her create good, healthy, and appetizing meals and snacks for the cafeteria.  Typical cafeteria foods at Bayou Land High School include hamburgers, broccoli, pizza, chicken nuggets, strawberries, french fries, bread, apples, jambalaya, ketchup, hot dogs, brownies, and green beans. Which foods sound good to you? Are those foods GOOD FOR YOU to eat? Do you know which ones are and which ones aren't? Do you know how much of each kind of food you need? Just like a car cannot run without gasoline, your body cannot run without food.  FOOD IS FUEL!  Food contains energy and other nutrients to keep your body healthy.  In this webquest, you will learn about good nutrition and even plan good, healthy, and appetizing meals for the cafeteria!" We found a couple of broken links on this site. Good

NUTRITION WEBQUEST
http://teach.fcps.net/trt10/Webquests/nutrition.htm
A webquest for middle school students on nutrition. "Nutrition is a very important issue in the health of any individual.  Unfortunately, too many American children do not receive the proper nutrients needed to be healthy.  As a writer for a newsletter for the Nutrition for Children Association, you hope to help correct this situation.  After completing this webquest and learning about the nutrients, food pyramid, and dietary guidelines, you will write a newsletter that will be sent to the homes of many American adolescents."  We found several broken links on this site. Good

A QUEST FOR HEALTHY FOOD         NEW!
http://www.biopoint.com/wq2/health/A_Quest_for_Healthy_Food.html
A webquest for 5th grade students on healthy food. "Sean is Sarah's 14 year-old brother. He has been working at a new job helping to clean the school during the summer. He is working very hard moving and cleaning desks, washing windows, and delivering boxes. Each day, Sean and his co-worker Mike go to a fast food restaurant for breakfast and lunch. One day, Sean told his mom that he seemed to be gaining weight even though he is working very hard. Why is Sean gaining weight? How can he eat more wisely?" Very few links. Good

TOP OFF YOUR NUTRITION TANK – WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://www.biopoint.com/wq2/SportsnutritionMiniQuest/TopoffHomepage.html
A webquest for middle school students on proper nutrition for teens involved in sports. "In this WebQuest, you will help Kim find out what and when her teammates should be eating on game day. The candy wrappers on the gym floor mean that she might also need to advise them on foods they should be avoiding." Two of the three links given are broken. You’ll need to add your own. Good

YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT – WEBQUEST
http://www.flatrock.k12.in.us/hhs/dalton/nutrition.htm
A webquest for elementary students on a healthy diet. "Your assignment will be to create a nutritional brochure that explains the importance of good nutrition and exercise. Put yourself in the role of a dietician that is trying to help Sally and Joey become more healthy individuals by eating right and getting the right amount of exercise."  We found a couple of broken links on this site. Good

YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT – WEBQUEST
http://www.yorkville.k12.il.us/webquests/webqsbirch/webqsbirch.html
A webquest for 1st grade students on nutrition. "Plan and make a meal with foods from all of the food groups."  We found a couple of broken links on this site. Good

                                                     

Disclaimer: We cannot check every link within each site.

Prepared by the Cumberland County AVA Center staff. Please call #856-451-0817 or email: avacenter@cumbavac.org with questions or suggestions for future web site lists. This list is also posted on our website at http://www.salemcountyava.org

The site list is also posted on two other web sites:

http://www.atlanticava.org

http://www.cjims.org/links.htm

May 2006

You are welcome to post our lists on your website. 
If you do, you must credit Carol Lyn Hutton,  Cumberland County AVA Center, Bridgeton, NJ, post the list in its entirety and link back to our site.  http://www.cumbavac.org

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