Great news from the USDA...
This week the USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP) launched a new, free resource for teachers, schools, and health educators. SuperTracker Nutrition Lesson Plans for High School Students help students grades 9-12 learn how to build a healthy diet using SuperTracker.
The lesson plans include a variety of topics such as selecting healthy snacks, finding personal recommendations for what and how much to eat, evaluating food selections, and building healthy meals. Each lesson plan includes learning objectives, detailed instructions, and accompanying resources and handouts.The lesson plans are available for download on the ChooseMyPlate.gov “For Educators” page at http://www.choosemyplate.gov/information-educators.html.
SuperTracker is an engaging (and free) interactive tool that can help students think critically about their food and physical activity choices, reduce risk of chronic disease, and maintain a healthy weight. SuperTracker users can determine what and how much to eat; track foods, physical activities, and weight; and personalize with goal setting, virtual coaching, and journaling.