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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
First-Aid Treatments
Food From Plants and Animals
Major Bones of the Body
Fire Readiness and Safety
More Popular Health & Nutrition Printables

Printables for Grades 6-12

How Does Alcohol Affect the Body?
Fruits and Vegetables List
AIDS/STD Crossword Puzzle
What Is a Balanced Diet?
AIDS True/False Worksheet
Survival Kits
The Healthy Immune System
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?
Smoking Lesson - Grade 4 and 5
An Honest Cigarette Ad?
Big Sneeze
Name That State
More Popular Health & Nutrition Lesson Plans


Good-For-You Foods Quiz
Tips to Healthy Eating Quiz
Baseball Teams 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
Food Groups
An Edible Experiment
Rev Up Your Veggies: A Physical Science Activity
Fred's Fruits and Vegetables
Extinguishing a Fire
Nutrition Lab
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
Baby and Primary Teeth
How I've Grown
More Math, Health, & Nutrition Resources

Art, Health, & Nutrition Connected

Fruit Patterns
Nurse/EMT Hat
Bob's Lunch Box
Science and Art: Hello Mr. Smart Heart
School Safety Connect-the-Dots
Cover Your Sneeze
Science Fun: An Apple a Day
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?
Thirteen Reasons Why Discussion Guide
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
Health Reading Warm-Up: Germs
Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid & Super-Galactic Jawbreaker Teacher's Guide
Using The Omnivore's Dilemma in the Classroom
More Literature Resources for Health & Nutrition

Social Studies, Health, & Nutrition Connected

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

History, Health, & Nutrition Connected

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

Food Resources

Planning a Fitness Schedule
Cranberry Facts
My Favorite Exercise
Rain Forest Foods and Spices
Food Patterns
What Foods Attract Ants?
A Sweet Start to Science
More Popular Food Resources

Physical Education Activities

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

Resources on Illness & Disease

Disasters – Natural and Unnatural
AIDS-Infected Immune System
How the AIDS Virus Can Affect You
How AIDS Is Spread
How AIDS Is Not Spread
HIV and Its Transmission
More Popular Resources on Illness & Disease

Resources on the Human Body

The Five Senses - Kindergarten
Diagram of Mouth, Nose, and Lungs
My Wonderful Body
How Do Some Drugs Affect the Body?
Hospital Word Search
Science Reading Warm-Up: The Central Nervous System
What Is the Digestive System?
More Popular Resources on the Human Body

Alcohol & Drug Awareness Resources

Cigarette Smoking Worksheet
Smoking Effects
Cigarette Smoking Fact Sheet
"Say NO" to Drugs
No Smoking!
The Effects of Tobacco Use
The Price of Cigarettes
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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