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Brown Bag Challenge

Lesson Description:
Students will be able to…
  • Read and evaluate nutrition labels on food packages.
  • Understand how personal behaviors relate to health and well-being.
  • Understand how personal behaviors can be modified if necessary to promote achievement of health goals throughout life.
  • Understand that following a personal nutrition plan can reduce the risk of disease.

Lesson Type:
  • Other

Sustainability Topic:
  • Other

GEF Program Category:
  • Green Thumb Challenge

Time Needed:
40 minutes
Standards Addressed:
Standards: Students will…

Health Standard 6: Understand essential concepts about nutrition and diet.
  • Benchmark # 1: Understand how nutrient and energy needs vary in relation to gender, activity level, and stage of life cycle.

Health Standard 7: Know how to maintain and promote personal health.
  • Benchmark # 1: Know how personal behaviors relate to health and well-being and how these behaviors can be modified if necessary to promote achievement of health goals throughout life (e.g., following a personal nutrition plan to reduce the risk of disease, periodically self-assessing physical fitness).
  • Benchmark # 4: Understand the impact of personal health behaviors on the functioning of body systems.

Materials Needed:
  • garden journal
  • pencil
  • multiple copies of the same nutrition labels (one set for teach team)
  • paper bags (one for each team)

School or Group:
Green Education Foundation (GEF)
Contact Email:
service@greeneducationfoundation.org

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