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Health and Nutrition Teacher Resources

Our cross-curricular resources on health and nutrition will engage your students with fun and informative lessons, printables, and activities on their well-being. Teach them about illness, physical education, and balanced diets so they have the knowledge to make healthy choices. Good eating habits and a healthy amount of exercise help keep the mind and body performing at their best. Students will be fascinated with science activities on the human body, and you'll find plenty of resources on delicious foods to keep them interested in nutrition.

Printables for Grades K-5

Body Parts
Thought for Food: A Nutrition Lesson
Why Is Exercise Important?
Bus Safety
Basic First Aid
Fruits and Vegetables List
Fire Readiness and Safety
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Printables for Grades 6-12

Wellness Poster
How Does Alcohol Affect the Body?
Planning a Fitness Schedule
What Is a Balanced Diet?
Food Groups
Survival Kits
We Beat the Street Discussion Guide
More Popular Health & Nutrition Printables

Lesson Plans

Name That State
Which Foods Do Molds Love Best?
Salt or Sugar: Which Dissolves Faster in Different Liquids?
Smoking Lesson - Grades 2 and 3
Smoking Lesson - Grade 4 and 5
An Honest Cigarette Ad?
Big Sneeze
More Popular Health & Nutrition Lesson Plans


Good-For-You Foods Quiz
Tips to Healthy Eating Quiz
Baseball Teams Quiz
Juice Nutrition Quiz

Graphic Organizers

KWL Chart - Being Healthy
How Can You Stay Healthy?
What Parts of Plants Do You Eat?

Activities for Science Class

Chemistry of Cooking
An Edible Experiment
Rev Up Your Veggies: A Physical Science Activity
The Foods We Eat
Pumpkin Seed Snack
A Chocolate Curriculum
Fred's Fruits and Vegetables
More Popular Activities for Science Class

Math, Health, & Nutrition Connected

Math and Recipes Worksheet
Baby and Primary Teeth
Your Unique Exercise Program (Part 1 of 3)
Your Unique Exercise Program (Part 2 of 3)
Create a Pie Chart with Excel
Activity: Comparing Our Two Sets of Teeth
Math and Recipes Vocabulary
More Math, Health, & Nutrition Resources

Art, Health, & Nutrition Connected

School Safety Connect-the-Dots
Cover Your Sneeze
Nurse/EMT Hat
Bob's Lunch Box
Science and Art: Hello Mr. Smart Heart
Science Fun: An Apple a Day
Fruit Patterns
More Art Activities for Health & Nutrition

Language Arts, Health, & Nutrition Connected

Lesson Planning Center
The Invention of Coca-Cola® Reading Warm-Up
Favorite Foods
Thirteen Reasons Why Discussion Guide
The Omnivore's Dilemma Teacher's Guide
Chew on This Teacher's Guide
Health Reading Warm-Up: Exercise
More Popular Language Arts Activities for Health & Nutrition

Literature, Health, & Nutrition Connected

Action Poems and Songs
We Are All the Same: The Life and Death of Nkosi Johnson
Health Reading Warm-Up: Germs
Ryan White, My Own Story
Fever 1793 Teacher's Guide
The Ghost Map Readers Guide
Stand Tall: Student Guide
More Literature Resources for Health & Nutrition

Social Studies, Health, & Nutrition Connected

Making New Friends
Nutrition: Family Activity
A Family Wordsearch
Taking Care of Your Health: Family Activity
Science, Technology, and Society: Controlling Disease
Colonial New England Food & Cooking
Impact of Death on Students with Exceptionalities
More Popular Social Studies Activities for Health & Nutrition

History, Health, & Nutrition Connected

Food with History
Thanksgiving Menu: Then & Now
Dried-Pepper Hangings Instruction Sheet
Columbus and Food
Indian Pudding
Cranberry-Nut Bread
The Great Flu Epidemic of 1918
More Popular History Resources for Health & Nutrition

Food Resources

Food From Plants and Animals
My Favorite Exercise
Cranberry Facts
Healthy Food Choices
Good-for-Your-Body Foods
Autumn Veggies and Fruits
What Foods Attract Ants?
More Popular Food Resources

Physical Education Activities

The Human Body: Disease & Wellness Printable Book (Grades K-5)
Heart Rate and Exercise
Fine Motor Skills
Muscle Learning
How Much Exercise Do You Get?
Finger Clappers, Snappers, and Tappers
More Physical Education Activities

Resources on Illness & Disease

AIDS/STD Crossword Puzzle
The Healthy Immune System
Staying Healthy
AIDS True/False Worksheet
Disasters – Natural and Unnatural
What Is AIDS?
How AIDS Is Not Spread
More Popular Resources on Illness & Disease

Resources on the Human Body

The Five Senses - Kindergarten
Major Bones of the Body
The Time of Your Life
My Wonderful Body
Diagram of Mouth, Nose, and Lungs
Hospital Word Search
How Do Some Drugs Affect the Body?
More Popular Resources on the Human Body

Alcohol & Drug Awareness Resources

Smoking Effects
Intervention Strategies for Suicide
Cigarette Smoking Worksheet
Cigarette Smoking Fact Sheet
The Effects of Tobacco Use
No Smoking!
The Price of Cigarettes
More Drug Prevention Resources

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