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Eating a Balanced Diet

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What is a balanced diet? Why are carbohydrates? Do you eat a healthy lunch?

Students will be able to answer these questions and more when they complete this unit on healthy eating.

Educate children on the importance of a balanced meal as they learn about different nutrients we consume to power our bodies. Students will find out what types of food provide what kinds of nutrients and how they benefit the human body. Additionally, students will be encouraged to do their own research to discover different types of foods and how they contain vitamins and minerals.

 

Includes:

A balanced diet - short read and activity
Nutrients chart - displays 6 different types of nutrients with examples
Nutrients chart in black and white
My plate - an activity for students to pick healthy choices while using chart
Healthy or not? - Students read conversations between students and decide whether the lunch they are having is a healthy choice
Picking a healthy snack - Students pick a healthy snack given two options
Carbohydrates - Brief information on what they are and what they do and examples of food (encourages independent research)
Lipids - Brief information on what they are and what they do and examples of food (encourages independent research)
Protein - Brief information on what they are and what they do and examples of food (encourages independent research)
Vitamins - Brief information on what they are and what they do and examples of food (encourages independent research)
Minerals - Brief information on what they are and what they do and examples of food (encourages independent research)
Fiber - Brief information on what they are and what they do and examples of food (encourages independent research)
answer key
 


By expanding awareness of the different types of benefits a child can have when they consume certain types of foods, you will increase the likelihood of that child expanding their taste palette and experiencing new foods in the name of the health.

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