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Nutrition Resource Kits: Curriculum Based Lesson Plans

teacherThese lesson plans meet Alberta Education's Health and Life Skills Curriculum Outcomes for Kindergarten to Grade 9. Each plan includes background information for teachers and student activities on nutrition, Canada's Food Guide, physical activity and body image, among many other health topics.

Kindergarten - Includes lesson plans on healthy breakfasts, healthy snacks, physical activity, hand washing, feelings, and helping others. Try ‘Food Twister’ or colouring the foods that are good for you.

Grade 1 - Find information on healthy breakfasts, healthy snacks, family fitness, physical activity, hand washing, and body image. Try the ‘Mystery Taste Station’ or the ‘Healthy Eating Relay’.

Grade 2 - Features lesson plans on healthy breakfasts, healthy snacks, physical activity, and body image. Try the ‘Food Guide Treasure Hunt’ or ‘What Food am I?”

Grade 3 - Includes lesson plans on healthy breakfasts, healthy snacks, food allergies, physical activity, body image, friends, and diversity. Try the ‘Grocery Bag Game’ or learn how to make a balanced breakfast.

Grade 4 - Content includes food diary, nutrients in foods, vitamins, physical activity, body image, and marketing. Try ‘Food Guide Charades’ or learn how to keep your own food diary.

Grade 5 - Includes lesson plans on meal planning, Canadian cuisine, foods of the world, heart healthy eating, vegetarianism, diabetes, immune system, physical activity, body image, and caffeine. Guess what country a food came from, or count your caffeine consumption.

Grade 6 - Has lesson plans on combination foods, serving sizes, food journals, physical activity, sleep, body image, and rules and regulations. Try ‘Nutrition Jeopardy’ or test your sleep IQ.

Grade 7 - Features information on choosing foods, serving sizes, nutritional needs, making your school a healthier place, family foods, obesity, body image, advertising, media, and physical activity. Learn what influences eating patterns and find hidden messages in advertising.

Grade 8 - Includes lesson plans on healthy breakfasts, folate, serving sizes, osteoporosis, calcium, fast foods, body image, media, how to access health information, and living a balanced life. Take the ‘Vegetables and Fruits Challenge’ or learn to think quickly in the fast food line.

Grade 9 - Contains lesson plans on nutrients found in foods, meal planning, sports nutrition, healthy food policy, health behaviours, assertiveness, media, and how to find reliable health information. Try your skills at meal planning or learn how to make a healthy school policy.