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1 IntroductionTask ProcessEvaluation Conclusion Teacher Page Exciting News!! You have been chosen as student representatives to help in the creation of a new lunch menu for your school! The JCPS nutrition staff wants to know how they can make healthier school lunches that students will want to eat and they would like your input. If you want to help make school lunch better, you must first learn the keys to creating healthy balanced meals. Teacher

2 IntroductionTask ProcessEvaluation Conclusion Teacher Page Task 2: Your group of 5 will create a menu for one week’s worth of school lunches that are balanced and healthy. As a group you will create a poster displaying your menu. Task 3: Each student will also choose ONE of the following writing assignments: 1)Write a letter to the Director of Nutrition Services for JCPS with a specific idea that can help improve the nutritional quality of our school lunch and why you think it will help. OR 2)Write about at least two things you have learned about nutrition that can help you eat more healthfully. What are some specific positive changes you can make to your eating habits? Task 1: Each student will use the internet to search for a food label from a packaged food item to evaluate and write a summary of it’s nutritional value.

3 IntroductionTask ProcessEvaluation Conclusion Teacher Page Step 1. Explore each of the links to learn about healthy eating. Building a Healthy Meal Food Groups Recipes Reading Food Labels 10 Steps to a Great School Lunch My Plate GameNutrition Café Games Step 2. Search for a nutrition label from a packaged food and evaluate the nutrition content. Write an explanation of why you think it is or is not a healthy food choice. Step 3. Search healthy recipe websites (these or others) for healthy lunch ideas. Step 4. Create your menu poster displaying balanced lunches for Monday – Friday. Each student will create one meal. The group will design, decorate and present the poster together. Step 5. Choose one of the writing assignments listed on the task page. Be sure to Include information you found in your research. Recipes for KidsSuper Healthy KidsSparkRecipes Never Seconds - a 9 year old's school lunch blog. Fuel for your Body Videos

4 Back to Process Page Food Labels 101 How to Determine Serving Sizes Choose My Plate: A Lyrical Rendition

5 IntroductionTask ProcessEvaluation Conclusion Teacher Page RubricRequirements for full credit – 100 points possible (all group members will receive the same score for the poster) Point Value Participation All group members participated in the menu planning and poster design. Group members collaborated well and helped each other. All group members participated in poster presentation 20 Poster All meals should meet My Plate guidelines for healthy, balanced meals. Meals show creativity in combining the different food groups. Poster is complete and visually interesting. All group members participated in presentation. 25 Nutrition Label Activity Food label (or a printed copy) is included with a short written interpretation of the nutritional value of the product. Addresses at least 4 items from the label (fat, calories, protein, etc.) Uses information gained from research to support ideas. No errors in grammar, punctuation, or spelling. 25 Writing Activity Fully addresses one of the assigned topics. Shows clear evidence of research and critical thinking. Ideas are well organized. Uses information gained from research to support ideas. No errors in grammar, punctuation, or spelling. 30

6 IntroductionTask ProcessEvaluation Conclusion Teacher Page SuperTracker - track your food and exercise! Portion Size Me - a 10 year old's Get Healthy initiative "The Omnivore's Dilemma for Kids" - suggested reading The Nutrition staff of JCPS thanks you for your input! You have learned what should be included in a healthy and balanced school lunch! You know how to read and understand the information on food labels and use that information to make food choices. You have learned about nutrients, food groups, and portion sizes. And you have discovered some resources to help you plan meals and make healthy choices about nutrition! Will you use what you learned? Want to know more about where your food comes from? Can one kid like you help many other people make better choices too? Want to see how healthy your diet is? Keep track of what you eat!

7 IntroductionTask ProcessEvaluation Conclusion Teacher Page Standards: 5 th Grade, Practical Living, Nutrition PL Students will explain key recommendations made in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (weight management, physical activity, food groups to encourage) and the overall purpose of these guidelines. Objectives: -Students will demonstrate an understanding of how to decode food labels. -Students will interpret and apply the recommendations of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. -Students will demonstrate understanding of MyPlate. -Students will compose an opinion piece and support ideas with reasons and information. Standards: 5 th Grade, English Language Arts Writing - Text Types and Purposes 1. Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information. Language – Conventions of Standard English 1. Demonstrate a command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. 2. Demonstrate a command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation and spelling when writing. Accommodations/Modifications – Students will work in groups to assist one another with the tasks/technology involved, if necessary. Standard classroom accommodations will apply including, but not limited to, assistive technologies and extra time to complete assignments.


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