#CelebrateWithDE – Healthy Living

Help your students succeed by underscoring the importance of eating nutritious food as a way to stay healthy. From kindergarten to high school, students need information and time to develop good habits as they learn to make more and more choices for themselves. By providing engaging resources and opportunities for open discussion, you can help your students develop a healthy attitude about healthy food.


VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP: RAD LANDS IN SCHOOL

Discovery Education and Chipotle are cooking up a Virtual Field Trip. On November 8, 2017, learn more about the enormously popular restaurant that serves Food with Integrity. And, to support you and your students’ as you learn about healthier living and eating, we’ve selected a menu of resources that you can choose from to design your own learning burrito according to your students’ tastes and needs.


FEATURED RESOURCE

Nutrition: Content Collection
Discovery Education Streaming
Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Assorted Resources

Discover the science of nutrition. Studying human nutrition means learning what the essential nutrients necessary for life and health are, where to get them, and in what quantity to consume them.


LEARN

The study of nutrition is cross-disciplinary! Use these resources to tap into the science, math, and language arts skills that are necessary to fully understand nutrition and health.
 
Discovery Science Alliance: Nutrition Graphs
(Canadian Version)
Discovery Education Streaming, Science Techbook
Grades K-2, 3-5, Full Video

Students of the Science Alliance Academy have an open discussion about the type of information presented in a nutrition graph.
 
Head Rush: Cardboard versus Cereal: Nutrition
(Canadian Version)
Discovery Education Streaming, Science Techbook
Grades 6-8, Video Segment

Jamie and Adam analyze samples of breakfast cereal and its cardboard box for fats, carbohydrates, sugars, and protein.
 
Essential Nutrition
(Canadian Version)
Discovery Education Streaming, Science Techbook
Grades 6-8, 9-12, Full Video

Explores nutrition and the types of food the human body requires for energy. Defines different types of nutrients, discusses nutrition-related health problems, and provides suggestions on ways to stay healthy and eat well.
 
Nutrition
(Canadian Version)
Science Techbook
Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, Video Segment

Depicts the ways in which plants and animals use nutrients from food. In order to develop and grow, humans must have a balanced nutritional intake.


APPLY

Encourage discussion before, during, and after the learning. Include games and debate to make it fun and allow students to talk about their tastes and preferences without judgment. Use the strategy Connect the Dots (Canadian Version) from the SOS series to help students think about their own nutrition habits. Or use the SOS strategy Myth Bustin’! (Canadian Version) to play a game about nutrition “myths” you or the students write and then confirm or bust.
 
For individual or small group work, use our integrated science simulation, Food and Nutrition (Canadian Version), that allows students to select menus and analyze nutrition content. Note: Because the simulation references an older version of the USDA’s nutrition guidelines, it provides an opportunity to discuss how and why those guidelines are updated on an ongoing basis.

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    So great your post healthy – providing engaging resources and opportunities for open discussion, you can help your students develop a healthy attitude about healthy food

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