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  1. Healthy Food Choices A WebQuest for 4th Grade (Health) Designed by Christina Barbarino

  2. Introduction Have you ever wondered if what you are eating is really healthy for you? Well during this WebQuest you will discover if what you are eating is really healthy for you or not. You will attain healthy eating and exercise habits. Are you ready to start your journey to a healthier life style?

  3. Task *You will make a personalized meal plan with healthy foods of your choice that are good for you and your body. *You will play an interactive game called Mypyramid Blast Off! *At the conclusion of the WebQuest you will be assigned into groups and will be designing and creating a menu for a fictional restaurant of your choice. Your knowledge and skills about health and nutrition will be reinforced and used when creating this menu.

  4. Process Now that your ready to start your journey to a healthier life style, follow the directions below to begin: 1- You will visit the link below and click on each section of the pyramid and learn more as instructed on the site.

  5. Process 2-After you have read through all of the information in the food pyramid you will click on the link below and apply your new knowledge and play an interactive game called Mypyramid Blast Off!

  6. Process 3. After you have played Mypyramid Blast Off! You will go to the link below and print off the coloring sheet and complete it for homework. You will turn it in the following day.

  7. Process 4- Now that you have a better understanding of what foods are healthy for you and which are not you are now going to begin the process of making your lifestyle more healthy. To begin click the link below and enter your information as directed on the site. After you get your Mypyramid Plan you may print it out or open a new browser and use it for the next step in the WebQuest.

  8. Process 5- Now that you have a Mypyramid Plan you are ready to make your own personalized menu plan. When you click on the link below you will be asked for some personal information, after you enter this information you will be able to begin your personalized menu. Use your Mypyramid Plan as a guideline when choosing foods you would like to eat. You may also use the “Tips” tab to help guide you in the process of making your menu.

  9. Process 6- Now that you have made your personalized menu plan, you may print it out and use it on a daily basis and use it as a guide to your healthier lifestyle.

  10. Process 7- You are now going to be put into pairs based on seating arrangements. You and your partner are going to design and create a menu for a fictional restaurant which includes healthy meal choices for each breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. You will be using the Microsoft Word application on your desktop computer to design and create your menus. The rubric for this assignment is under Evaluation, use this as a guide when planning and designing your menu. Have fun & be creative!

  11. Process 8- After you complete your menus you will print them out and they will be evaluated to make sure each component is included. They will be displayed around the classroom as part of our Healthy Food Choices Unit.

  12. Evaluation Menu Rubric

  13. Conclusion Great Job! You have completed the WebQuest on Healthy Food Choices. You did a great job! Now you are conscious of foods that are good for you and your body. If you follow your menu plan and exercise daily, you will be on the road to a healthier life in no time!

  14. Teacher Page Learning about proper nutrition is a very important part of the elementary school curriculum. Over a one week period, the students will learn about the Food Pyramid and that making healthy food choices are vital for a healthy body. At the conclusion of this one week period, the students will be able to take what they have learned and address it in the real world. They will be more aware of and value the importance of eating healthy food. My lesson will involve learning about the six levels of the food pyramid and learning how to choose healthy foods. Students will learn with the help of visual aids, hands on activities, and technology by playing interactive games online and by making their own personalized menu plan online. All children, especially young ones should be able to expand their learning horizons beyond text books and written tests. By creating their very own personalized menu plan, by playing educational games online and by creating a fictional restaurant menu, the students are able to express their creativity and learn in a new way.

  15. Teacher Page Standards: NYSED Standards Standard 1: Personal Health and Fitness Students will have the necessary knowledge and skills to establish and maintain physical fitness, participate in physical activity, and maintain personal health. Students will understand human growth and development and recognize the relationship between behaviors and healthy development. They will understand ways to promote health and prevent disease and will demonstrate and practice positive health behaviors.

  16. Teacher Page NETS-S Standards Standard 1: Creativity & Innovation Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology. Students will apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes. Students will create original works as a means of personal group expression. Use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues. Identify trends and forecast possibilities. Standard 2: Communication & Collaboration Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others. Students will interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media. Students will communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats. Students will develop cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with learners of other cultures. Students will contribute to project themes to produce original works or solve problems.

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