Hunting for Health
Health behaviors and health information application
• To describe the importance of accessing and identifying health information through a variety of health sources and how to apply to daily healthy living.
Third Grade - Fourth Grade - Fifth Grade
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Computer lab internet research, list of various health-related web sites, such as: American Dietetic Association [ADA], www.myfoodpyramid.gov, copies of the ADA "Nutrition Fact Sheet: Get Smart, Get the Facts", possible field trip to a local grocery store, copies of apple nutrition label, magazines, newspapers, paper for report.
Timeline: One week
1. Teacher presents to the class that they are going on a multiple day "safari" when they will "hunt" for health information from various sources.
2. Teacher explains the importance of knowing what you eat by reviewing the ADA nutrition label fact sheet.
3. Teachers are encouraged to schedule a field trip to a local grocery store where students can be more "hands on" by identifying nutrition labels on various food products in the store. Teachers point out that the produce section [fruits and vegetables] do not have nutrition labels.
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