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Subject: Health (3), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: What's On Your Plate?
Description: In today's fast food world, it can be hard to make healthy eating choices. In this lesson, students will learn how they can incorporate healthy eating habits in their daily routines.  They will use menus from local restaurant chains and evaluate which items are the healthiest according to what they have previously learned about  nutritional facts/information on-line.  They will then create a dietary journal on-line about their weekly dietary choices and share with their classmates.


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Title: Eat Right for a Healthy Life
Digital Tool: Educreations
Digital Tool Description: Educreations is an interactive whiteboard app that allows teachers to record their voice, handwriting, and diagrams. Students can create presentations and projects, as well as evaluate, analyze, and create. These lessons can be accessed on iPads and online. 


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Eat the Rainbow!
Overview:
Eating the same old fruits and vegetables? This podcast shows a variety of fruits and vegetables from which to choose.


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Don't play with your food, Eat it!
Overview:
Can you name the four main food groups? In this podcast, students will not only name them, but explain them in detail. The groups are divided up, and students will share important facts about each. There is also a short quiz at the end. We hope you enjoy learning about the four main food groups! 


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Healthy Habits
Overview:
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 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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Design-A-Meal
http://www.uen.org/L...
In this lesson, students will create menus for fictitious restaurants in small groups. The class will use them as a basis to order a healthy meal and calculate the cost of the meal.

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Salt, To Use or Not To Use
http://www.uen.org/L...
This lesson plan discusses the importance of salt and how to regulate the compsumption of salt in students' diets. Students will conduct an experiment to see the effects of having too much salt in your diet.

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Kids World - Nutrition
http://www.agr.state...
Welcome to the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' Kids World Web Page. This site has many games, quizzes and informational worlds created for exploration.

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

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Kids World - Nutrition
http://www.agr.state...
Welcome to the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' Kids World Web Page. This site has many games, quizzes and informational worlds created for exploration.

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The Food Pyramid Webquest
http://teacherweb.co...
In this webquest, the fruits and vegitables are beginning to lose nutritional value at the store since they are not being sold. Students are to create a brochure promoting healthy eating to boost healthy sale at any local supermarket.

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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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