National Nutrition Month

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March is National Nutrition Month!


These resources, from PBS LearningMedia, can help your students understand the value of healthy eating habits through video and interactive activities. Many of these resources are easily integrated into other content classes - such as math and science.


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Sid the Science Kid's Health Day

Sid the Science Kid's Health Day. Using this resource group, students focus on methods to follow to avoid getting sick. Sid and his friends discover that there are lots of ways to stay healthy: washing hands to avoid germs, eating nutritious foods, brushing teeth and exercising! This resource group includes seven video segments focusing on the topic of health.


PBS LearningMedia.

Grades PreK-1.

Nutrition

Nutrition. This series of videos provides tips on healthing eating and proper nutritional strategies. Learn about kid friendly pizzas, fruits and veggies, balanced nutrition and healthy calories.


PBS LearningMedia.

Grades PreK-12.

Healthy Eating - Lesson Plan

Healthy Eating - Lesson Plan. This lesson begins with an activity in which students consider two plates of food: one composed of healthy choices and one composed of less healthy choices. Students then learn about the importance of nutrition, watch a video about healthy eating habits, and discuss the role of fruits and vegetables in a healthy diet. Next, students investigate snacks and learn about the difference between "everyday" and "sometimes" foods. They watch a video about how to choose healthy snacks, and then participate in an activity that challenges them to make healthy choices while preparing a plate of food for a friend. Finally, students learn about where to find both "everyday" and "sometimes" foods.


PBS LearningMedia.

Grades K-4.

Fizzy's Lunch Lab

Fizzy's Lunch Lab. Nutrition concepts are not as complicated as people think! Often, families lack proper information about the basic rules to a healthy lifestyle. Fizzy’s goal is to provide an informative overview of food and nutrition topics with an emphasis on fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Most researchers agree that a diet rich in fruits and veggies are the key to healthy nutrition, avoidance of obesity, and disease prevention. The Lunch Lab will provide practical and positive examples of healthy eating and regular exercise within the framework of an entertaining format. Our advisory board, which includes a specialist in diabetes and metabolic diseases, a university educator in the field of health education, and a team of seasoned food writers, will assure that the information provided meets scientific and educational goals.


PBS LearningMedia.

Grades K-5.

Fizzy's Lunch Lab - Food Choices

Fizzy's Lunch Lab - Food Choices. The "Fizzy's Lunch Lab" videos promote the importance of understanding nutritional information and eating a well-balanced diet, focusing on food choices. Students learn about different types of foods from around the world, how to read the facts of a nutrition label and how to navigate to the healthiest items in the grocery store.


PBS LearningMedia.

Grades K-5.

Fizzy's Lunch Lab - Calories

Fizzy's Lunch Lab - Calories. These "Fizzy's Lunch Lab" videos provide practical and positive examples of healthy eating with an emphasis on calories. Students learn about how calories are used in digestion to turn into energy, but consuming too many calories means this energy is stored as fat. Learn also about the importance of portion control and making low-calorie food choices.


PBS LearningMedia.

Grades K-5.

Fizzy's Lunch Lab - Food Camp

Fizzy's Lunch Lab - Food Camp. In this "Fizzy's Lunch Lab" interactive, students use math to complete Corporal Cup's challenges that involve sorting, counting and measuring. Unlock her top secret recipes by counting types of fruits, completing fruit equations and measuring food slices.


PBS LearningMedia.

Grades K-5.

Fizzy's Lunch Lab - Supermarket Mania

Fizzy's Lunch Lab - Supermarket Mania. Help Fizzy find healthy ingredients at the grocery store to use in his cooking. Pull tickets to move around tiles in the grocery store and play games and trivia related to food nutrition at each stop.


PBS LearningMedia.

Grades K-5.

Fizzy's Lunch Lab - Freestyle Fizz

Fizzy's Lunch Lab - Freestyle Fizz. In this "Fizzy's Lunch Lab" interactive, students help Fizzy train for the Extreme Roller Circuit. Learn which foods help him maintain a healthy diet and use the arrow keys to navigate to these items while avoiding the greasy fatty foods and obstacles along the way.


PBS LearningMedia.

Grades K-5.

Fizzy's Lunch Lab - Hard Boiled

Fizzy's Lunch Lab - Hard Boiled. In this "Fizzy's Lunch Lab" interactive, students play a food-themed game show hosted by Fizzy. Answer questions about food groups and nutrition by hitting buttons that match the corresponding correct answer. Available for one or two players.


PBS LearningMedia.

Grades K-5.

Move It!

Move It! is an original, award winning children's program and is part of WSKG Public Media’s Working on Wellness initiative. This health and wellness series focuses on keeping families active, nutritional education and self-awareness. The series is broken into three components: • Move It! focuses on physical activity, label reading, Geocaching, sugary drinks and bullying. • Fuel It! emphasizes the importance of nutrition and demonstrates children creating their own after school fuel recipes. • Cool It! teaches children self-awareness and confidence through yoga and goal setting.


PBS LearningMedia.

Grades 2-8.

Think Garden

Think Garden. This engaging KET-produced video collection helps teach elementary students about the art and science of growing food, with an emphasis on biological and environmental concepts. It also addresses topics related to nutrition and economics.


PBS LearningMedia.

Grades 3-5.

Nutrition

Nutrition. This video segment from IdahoPTV's D4K demonstrates the path food takes in our body in order for us to absorb nutrients. The functions of the 6 nutrients of protein, carbohydrates, fat, vitamins, minerals and water are described with examples of each nutrient.


PBS LearningMedia.

Grades 4-6.

Scientist Profile: Food Scientist

Scientist Profile: Food Scientist. Corey Scott has the best job of all because he gets to eat his research! Well, not really. But he is a Nutritionist for General Mills Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition. Corey looks closely at the nutritional composition of fruits and vegetables.


PBS LearningMedia.

Grades 4-6.

Nutrition: What Your Body Needs

Nutrition: What Your Body Needs. In this blended lesson supporting literacy skills, students watch videos that explore why some foods are healthy and others unhealthy, they outline the process our body uses to break down foods into forms it can use, and they explain the role nutrition can play in managing diseases, including diabetes. Students develop their literacy skills through a science focus on personal health and the importance of making good food choices. During this process, they read informational text, learn and practice vocabulary words, and explore content through videos and interactive activities.


PBS LearningMedia.

Grades 5-8.

Ratio and Proportional Reasoning: Food Labels

Ratio and Proportional Reasoning: Food Labels. In this blended lesson supporting literacy skills, students watch videos and complete interactive activities to learn how to use fractions to interpret food labels and make healthy eating choices. Students develop their literacy skills as they explore a mathematics focus on proportional reasoning. During this process, they read informational text, learn and practice vocabulary words, and explore content through videos and interactive activities.


PBS LearningMedia.

Grades 5-8.

Fit for Life: Eat Smart and Exercise

Fit for Life: Eat Smart and Exercise. There’s no question that many teens are overweight and don’t get enough exercise. At the other extreme, eating disorders are on the rise with many teens severely dieting to be “model thin". Even teens who are within normal weight ranges often eat poorly during these critical growth years, affecting their energy and concentration levels now, and putting them at risk for health problems in the future. In this "In the Mix" video clip, teen reporters point out the short and long-term dangers of an unhealthy lifestyle, including low energy, difficulty concentrating, heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis and diabetes. To help viewers make smart choices, they give easy-to-use information about reading labels to find the fat and sugar in food. Through humor and surprising facts, teens and parents see the benefits of leading a healthy lifestyle.


PBS LearningMedia.

Grades 7-12+.