Eating Right

Eat Right America: Nutritional information and resources; links to nutritional information sources

Healthy Refrigerator: Upper Elementary site covering healthy attitudes about Food and Nutrition with a special emphasis on cardiovascular health

Nutrition Expedition: Kids' Nutrition Games


Dairy

Dairy Nutrition Council Website: Dairy Nutrition Resources

Moo Milk: The story of milk


Fast Foods

Fast Food Facts:

Fast Food Facts: Interactive Food Finder: Search your favorite fast food restaurants for nutrition information of your favorite food - SEARCHABLE by keyword


Fats, Minerals, Protein, Sugar, and Vitamins

How Vitamins Work:Definition of vitamins and a listing of what each vitamin is good for

Importance of Minerals in Your Diet

Learn about Proteins: Nutrition facts for students

Learn about Fats: Nutrition facts for students

Proteins: Important facts and information about protein in your diet

Sugar and Your Diet: Important facts and information about sugar in your diet

Importance of Vitamins in Your Diet

Vitamin and Mineral Chart : Lists vitamins and minerals, their food sources, benefits and risks


Food Labels

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition: From the U.S. Food and Drug Administration - label-building skills to help make it easier for you to use nutrition labels to make quick, informed food choices that contribute to a healthy diet


Food Pyramids  
Kids' Health Food Guide Pyramid USDA My Pyramid for Kids

Fruits and Vegetables

Dole Foods 5-A-Day: Nutrition information for young students; fruit newsroom; fun stuff with recipes; material on the food pyramid

Importance of Vegetables

Fruit and Nutrition Chart: Nutrition information for most fruits and vegetables - SEARCHABLE by first letter

Sites With Information About Foods and Nutrition

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition: From the U.S. Food and Drug Administration - over 300 food safety, nutrition, labeling, import and cosmetic questions that have been frequently asked by consumers and health professionals from around the world

Food Glossary: Foods, cooking terms defined

Fresh from the World: Where Your Food Comes From: Designed for younger students; Fun facts about the foods we eat

The Food Museum: Examines what in the world we eat and how we eat it, where it came from, how it has evolved, what its impact is on culture, what its future may be

Food Resources: Foods, culinary television shows, nutritional resources

Plastic Fork Diaries: Follow six middle school students as they experience first-hand the relationship between food cultural differences, the vanishing family meal, nutrition and athletic performance, and MORE; flash player required


Nutrition Resources

Eat 5 a Day: Learn how to meet the 5 A Day goal, based on the National Cancer Institute's recommendation to eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables each day as part of a diet high in fiber and low in fat to help prevent cancer and other chronic diseases.

Eat Smart: Click on any food group in the food pyramid to see detailed information; nutrition games, calcium calculator, newsletter

Ear Twiggles: Learn about healthy food with EarTwiggle's coloring pages, activities and games. Be creative and have fun while learning about healthy foods!

Figuring Out Food Labels: Written for kids to help them learn about health labels on foods

Fast Food Facts: Fast food facts about the food served at your favorite fast food restaurant

Just for Kids: Nutrition info; facts about foods

Kellogg's Nutrition: Learn about food labels and facts about food nutrition

Kids' World Nutrition: A scientific view of nutrition for kids that includes a Food Pyramid, an explanation of the information provided on nutritional labels, and a nutrition quiz; additional nutrition information and links to other online resources

Nutrition Explorations for Kids: Learn about healthy eating habits through interactive games

Nutrition Navigator: A guide to nutrition and health information on the Internet

Sports and Nutrition: The Winning Connection: Learn about foods and the nuitrients that are necessary to maintain a healthy body

SuperKidsNutrition.com: SuperKids Nutrition aims to empower children and families to reach their full potential by having the energy and good health needed to accomplish their life goals.

USDA: Links from this U.S. Department of Agriculture site help kids(and adults) get information about everything from the food guide pyramid, to preventing food born illness, to farmer's market, to team nutrition, and more



Did you Know

Foods and Nutrition Trivia

*The food pyramid, which consists of grains, vegetables, fruits, milk, and the meat and beans group was designed to show people how to choose nutritious foods.

*A balanced diet must also include oils, and healthy oils can be found in fish, nuts, and liquid oils (canola, corn, and soybean).

*It is important to read the labels on food products that the Food and Drug Administration has approved. The label describes the nutrients available in that particular food, and it is important to know how to read a food label.

*Carbohydrates can be simple (milk, fruit, white sugar) or complex (rice, pasta, grains), and are important to the human body because they are a source of energy.

*Cholesterol is present in animal products, but not in plant products. Bad cholesterol (LDL) sticks to blood vessels and can cause heart attacks. Good cholesterol (HDL) helps to break down the bad cholesterol.

*Fats in foods contain the highest calorie count of any type of food - nine calories per gram. To maintain a healthy diet it is important to choose unsaturated fats over saturated and trans fats.

*Eating protein is important because it helps the body to grow and maintain a healthy immune system..

*Vitamins and minerals are important for maintaining a healthy body.

*It is important to exercise to prevent obesity and improve your health. Students should get at least 60 minutes of exercise a day.

Educational Health and Nutrition Powerpoints
Educational Health Videos


Reference Sites to Help in Your Research

Encyclopedia Smithsonian: Encyclopedia Smithsonian features answers to frequently asked questions about the Smithsonian and links to Smithsonian resources from A to Z

Information Please: On-Line Dictionary; Encyclopedia; Almanac, and MORE



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