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Subject: Health (1)
Title: Three Meals For Gregory
Description: The purpose of this lesson is to motivate students to seek good nutrition. This lesson will teach students how to use the Food Guide Pyramid to eat healthy meals. Students will learn about the six different food groups and how to plan a meal incorporating all six. After reading the book "Gregory The Terrible Eater," students will be divided into 3 groups of 5 to create a breakfast, lunch and dinner for Gregory the goat. Each group will create an audio podcast explaining what their breakfast, lunch, and dinner for Gregory consist of. Each group will present their project to the whole class.


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Title: Eat Well, Be Well
Digital Tool: Book Creator
Digital Tool Description: Students will use the iPad app Book Creator to create their own iBooks as they add text, images, music, video, and narration to bring their books to life. 


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Everyday Food Choices
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This podcast shows food choices. It shows the difference between calories of different foods. It teaches how to make better food choices, even after school snacks.


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Healthy Body, Healthy Mind
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This student created podcast has information regarding tips to stay healthy. At the conclusion of the podcast is a short quiz to reflect back on information presented. The podcast was made using different techniques to try to gain attention to the facts presented so young students would be engaged.


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Healthy Habits
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This podcast identifies seven healthy ways that young and old can stay healthy and fit.  It explains why we should eat breakfast, exercise, and drink milk just to name a few.  This was designed as a quick way to explain to kids that it is easy to get and stay fit by following seven habits.  It is a easy and fun way to help students and adults change their lives to be healthier.


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Food Pyramid Game
http://www.theteache...
This is a fun interactive game for students to play and learn about the Food Pyramid.

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Food Pyramid
http://school.discov...
In this lesson, studetns will identify the food groups, record what they eat in a day, and compare what they ate with the recommended daily amounts.

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Food Smarts: My Pyramid for Kids
http://www.discovery...
In this lesson, students will identify the foods groups on the new food pyramid, select items from a food group and determine which ones are healthy, determine their recommended individual caloric intake, and create a menu of healthy food choices.

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Personal Health
http://www.harcourts...
This is a great website that will provide games and vidoes that will help students learn about there personal health.

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Mission Nutrition
http://kidshealth.or...
An online game to help students learn about nutrition in foods.

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Personal Health
http://www.harcourts...
This is a great website that will provide games and vidoes that will help students learn about there personal health.

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Healthy Food Activity Printables
http://www.nourishin...
Children will be able to identify the different types of foods and what food group the different foods belong to.

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Food Group Riddles
http://www2.lhric.or...
This link will help children to learn more about foods that are healthy and foods that are not healthy to our bodies. When reading the riddles, children will also learn the different types of foods as well.

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