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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
Basic First Aid
Fruits and Vegetables List
First-Aid Treatments
Food From Plants and Animals
Fire Readiness and Safety
More Popular Health & Nutrition Printables

Printables for Grades 6-12

How Does Alcohol Affect the Body?
What Is a Balanced Diet?
AIDS/STD Crossword Puzzle
Survival Kits
How Do Some Drugs Affect the Body?
The Effects of Tobacco Use
AIDS True/False Worksheet
More Popular Health & Nutrition Printables

Lesson Plans

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


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

Graphic Organizers

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

Activities for Science Class

The Foods We Eat
An Edible Experiment
Rev Up Your Veggies: A Physical Science Activity
Food Groups
Wellness Poster
Fred's Fruits and Vegetables
A Sweet Start to Science
More Popular Activities for Science Class

Math, Health, & Nutrition Connected

Heart Training Range (Part 3 of 3)
Math and Recipes Vocabulary
Math and Recipes Worksheet
Choosing Good Health
Science Skill: Estimating and Measuring with Cereal and Raisins
How I've Grown
All About Fruit
More Math, Health, & Nutrition Resources

Art, Health, & Nutrition Connected

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

Language Arts, Health, & Nutrition Connected

Lesson Planning Center
Favorite Foods
The Invention of Coca-Cola® Reading Warm-Up
Ryan White, My Own Story
History of Marshmallows Reading Warm-Up
What Is AIDS?
Invention of Kool-Aid® Reading Warm-Up
More Popular Language Arts Activities for Health & Nutrition

Literature, Health, & Nutrition Connected

Action Poems and Songs
We Beat the Street Discussion Guide
The Omnivore's Dilemma Teacher's Guide
The Life of Milton Hershey
Using The Omnivore's Dilemma in the Classroom
Quick: Get Me a Bandage! Creative Writing Activity
Health Reading Warm-Up: Germs
More Literature Resources for Health & Nutrition

Social Studies, Health, & Nutrition Connected

Nutrition: Family Activity
Olympic Games and Politics
Dried-Pepper Hangings Instruction Sheet
Colonial New England Food & Cooking
Cranberry-Nut Bread
Indian Pudding
Sexual Harassment
More Popular Social Studies Activities for Health & Nutrition

History, Health, & Nutrition Connected

The Great Flu Epidemic of 1918
Hasty Pudding
Science Reading Warm-Up: Medical Technology
Food with History
Columbus and Food
Invention of the Popsicle Reading Warm-Up
Thanksgiving Menu: Then & Now
More Popular History Resources for Health & Nutrition

Food Resources

Cranberry Facts
Planning a Fitness Schedule
My Favorite Exercise
Rain Forest Foods and Spices
What Foods Attract Ants?
Dinosaur Hunters
Good-for-Your-Body Foods
More Popular Food Resources

Physical Education Activities

Why Is Exercise Important?
The Human Body: Disease & Wellness Printable Book (Grades K-5)
Fine Motor Skills
Explore Activity: Ways to Exercise
Prepare for the Ride
Heart Rate and Exercise
More Physical Education Activities

Resources on Illness & Disease

Disasters – Natural and Unnatural
The Healthy Immune System
How AIDS Is Not Spread
How the AIDS Virus Can Affect You
How AIDS Is Spread
How Does Tobacco Affect the Body?
More Popular Resources on Illness & Disease

Resources on the Human Body

The Five Senses - Kindergarten
Major Bones of the Body
Diagram of Mouth, Nose, and Lungs
My Wonderful Body
Hospital Word Search
Bacteria That Cause Food-borne Illness
Science Reading Warm-Up: The Central Nervous System
More Popular Resources on the Human Body

Alcohol & Drug Awareness Resources

Smoking Effects
Cigarette Smoking Worksheet
Cigarette Smoking Fact Sheet
No Smoking!
"Say NO" to Drugs
The Price of Cigarettes
The Surgeon General's Warning
More Drug Prevention Resources


Teaching Racism & Discrimination in America
The issues of racism, prejudice, and discrimination have plagued the United States since it was founded, and racially motivated killings still occur with frequency today. Help your students understand the historical contexts of racism—with references on slavery, immigration, and the civil rights movement—to frame your conversation on modern instances of prejudice.

Poptropica Teaching Guides
Poptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.

Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guides to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series (chapters 1-4 and 5-8), as found on Funbrain.com (and now in print!), will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stories.

July Calendar of Events
July is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Canada Day (7/1), Independence Day (7/4/1776), World Population Day (7/11), Bastille Day in France (7/14), National Ice Cream Day (7/19), First Moon Landing (7/20/1969), World War I Began (7/28/1914), Author J.K. Rowling's Birthday (7/31/1965). Plus, celebrate Read an Almanac Month and Recreation and Parks Month all July long!

Interested in using different types of media in your classroom? We have a growing collection of videos, with related activities, for holidays and events, including: Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, American History, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, women's history, Memorial Day, and the environment. Enjoy!

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