Communities and Schools Promoting Health

A Gateway to information on comprehensive school health (CSH) and health promoting schools (HPS)
Providing links to research, reports, how-to manuals, planning & assessment tools, lesson plans and student webquests

   


Webquests on Healthy Eating/Nutrition
 

A Webquest On: Helping My Family Learn to Eat in a Healthy Manner ST Group
 
In this webquest, you will compare the eating habits of your family and your community to the recommendations from health experts. You will then develop a family plan to improve your eating habits.

Canadian Diabetes Strategy, Health Canada

Authors: Mary Shannon & Douglas McCall

Student Instruction Teacher Guide
Comparing My Schoolmates' Eating Habits With Mine ST Group
 
In this webquest you will conduct a study of the eating habits of your class, compare your results to national and international studies and present your findings to your class.

Canadian Health Network, Health Canada

Authors: Mary Shannon & Douglas McCall

Student Instruction Teacher Guide
Vending Machines in Schools: Freedom to Choose ST Group
 
In this webquest students will read about the trend to install more vending machines in schools. Healthy options and health-promoting policies and procedures will be identified. Students will then investigate the situation in their own school and school board to determine if the healthy options and policies are in place for their school. Students will use selected tools to prepare a short-term advocacy campaign of letter writing to key officials and groups if their investigation reveals a problem in their area.

Canadian Diabetes Strategy, Health Canada

Authors: Mary Shannon & Douglas McCall

Student Instruction Teacher Guide

School Cafeteria Makeover

LT Group
 
In this webquest, students will conduct research, brainstorm, investigate and then propose changes, new menus and promotional activities to improve their school cafeteria. The plan that students will prepare in this webquest could be presented to the school principal and cafeteria manager.

Canadian Health Network, Health Canada

Authors: Mary Shannon & Douglas McCall

Student Instruction Teacher Guide

Analyze This! (Your School Cafeteria Menu)

ST Single
 
This short-term webquest asks students to prepare a research report on the menu choices offered at their school and the typical choices being made by students when selecting from that menu.

Canadian Diabetes Strategy, Health Canada

Authors: Mary Shannon & Douglas McCall

Student Instruction Teacher Guide
 
A WebQuest for 1st /2nd Grade on Healthy Food ST Group 1-2
This webquest is to teach children about the food groups and which foods are healthy to eat.

 

Authors: Suzanne Ippolito 

Student Instruction Teacher Guide
Food is Fuel ST Single/Group 3-6
A nutrition webquest for elementary students to learn about the food pyramid and nutrients.

 

Authors:  Susan Carter

Student Instruction Teacher Guide
Yummy Healthy Foods ST Group K-2
The students using play food, will choose a healthy menu for breakfast, snacks, lunch and supper and do a show and tell for the class.

 

Authors:  Ginger Derr, Carol Duncan, Beth Hill

Student Instruction Teacher Guide
Third Grade Nutrition ST Group 3
Students will learn how to create a well-balanced meal by using the food pyramid.

 

Authors:  Mrs. Schreiber

Student Instruction Teacher Guide
A Mission in Nutrition ST 2 2-4
Students with a partner have been assigned the role of nutritionist. They are expected to work together using the resources provided to expand their knowledge of the food pyramid. Students will be expected to help malnourished restaurant clientele to a variety of well-balanced means.

Authors: Lauren Weihenmayer

Student Instruction Teacher Guide
Nutrition Webquest ST Single 5-9
Most teenagers eat a diet high in flavor and fat but lacking balance and nutrients. Students will research what a healthy diet should consist of and analyze how  a typical day's diet adds up. This webquest will provide information and interactive resources to analyze and balance their diets.

Authors: Josh Taylor

Student Instruction Teacher Guide
Conquer the Pyramid ST Group 9-12
Students are on their way to the pyramids (Mexico, Egypt). They will need lots of energy to feel stron and enjoy a sense of well-being. They will explore foods of the regions they are visiting. The goal is to prepare a healthy days menu that meets the nutritional requirements of the food pyramid.

Authors: Marilyn Johnson, Linda Perez

Student Instruction Teacher Guide
Are YOU What You Eat? ST Group 9-12
In this webquest, students will discover what constitutes a healthy diet, how many servings of food they should eat daily from the Food Pyramid, the warning signs of a heart attack and the risk factors associated with heart disease. They will also have a working knowledge of the history, and types of foods. They will also analyze and modify recipes to meet nutritional guidelines.

Authors: Paula Hall

Student Instruction Teacher Guide
How do you help someone overcome an eating disorder? ST Single/Group 9-12
The student, as a friend, cannot ignore their suspicions about a friend having an eating disorder. The student  will be given a scenario in which they will use the Internet to research several disorders and figure out which disorder your friend is suffering from. After determining the disorder, your group will devise a set of strategies that can be used to help the friend overcome their problem.

Authors: Jenny Reddick, Lindsay Ivey

Student Instruction Teacher Guide
Staying Healthy For Life ST Single/Group 2-4
The purpose of this webquest  is for students to understand basic health and nutrition. Students will learn what it means to be healthy, what foods aren't healthy, and why it is important to keep our bodies healthy.

Authors: Jenna Askey

Student Instruction Teacher Guide
Nutrition Mission ST Single/Group 9-12
In this webquest, students will be able to understand and interpret the Food Pyramid; know what the recommended daily allowances are; know how to distinguish fat foods from health foods and be able to calculate fat and nutrients and be able to explain obesity by using the obesity chart.

Authors:

Student Instruction Teacher Guide
Fast Food For a Fast Generation ST Group 9-12
In this webquest, students will discover the components of a healthy diet, what conditions/diseases can be the result of poor nutrition, and how fast food and on-the-eating impacts a healthy diet. They will also learn how to analyze and modify eating habits regarding fast foods. They will then examine their own  eating habits to determine if they eat a healthy diet and if not what modifications they can make.

Authors: Jan Klein

Student Instruction Teacher Guide
Figures For Your Figure ST Group 9-12
In this webquest, students will be applying for a job as a Personal Health Consultant. They will act as Personal Fitness Instructor as well as a Nutrition Specialist.You and your team are applying for a job as a Personal Health Consultant. You will act as Personal Fitness Instructor as well as a Nutrition Specialist. In order to be considered for the job, they must design a nutrition and exercise program for a given client.

Authors: Michelle Lopez

Student Instruction Teacher Guide
Fast Food Fact Finder ST Single/Group 4-8
In this webquest, students have been hired as a nutrition consultants to a major league sport team where most meals will be eaten on the road. They must create a food guide that athletes can use during their travels, using three different fast food restaurants.

Authors: K. LaBombard

Student Instruction Teacher Guide
You Are What You Eat ST Group 6-12
In this webquest, the students and their partners are a team of healthy eating experts who will educate their classmates about one nutrition issue that is of concern to most people. The ultimate goal is to motivate them to improve their eating habits.

Authors: Susan Martens, Jacki Trexel

Student Instruction Teacher Guide
How Many Calories Do You Burn? ST Single/Group 6-12
In this webquest, student will do activities to learn about nutrients and how they affect their body.

Authors:  Jeremy Crills

Student Instruction Teacher Guide
Nutty Nutrition ST Single/Group K-2
In this webquest, students will plan a healthy lifestyle using the food pyramid to plan healthy menus and shopping.

Authors:  Carol Chester

Student Instruction Teacher Guide
What's for Dinner? ST Single/Group 6-12
In this webquest, students will prepare a one week menu for their families.

Authors:  Mrs. Dreyer

Student Instruction Teacher Guide
The Dilemma of the Dangerous Meatloaf ST Single/Group 7-9
In this webquest, students will determine whether a meatlof if a healthy food or a dangerous food that could make them ill unless they eat it only occasionally. They will hse health research and science and some math skills to make their case. Other foods may be substituted.

Authors:  R. Scott Auble

Student Instruction Teacher Guide
Where Does Milk Come From? ST Group K-2
In this webquest, students will begin a journey by using the Destination computer to find out where milk domes from. They will the story of milk. They will look at cows on a farm and then discover how it arrives at the store for their family to buy. They will also find out the importance of milk in their diet.

Authors: Marilyn Cordes, Diane Lambert, Rinda Hunn

Student Instruction Teacher Guide
A Trip to the Grocery Store ST Group 4-8
In this webquest, students will learn the different department of the grocery store. They will be assigned to groups. Students will be introduced to the variety of food items which stores provide. They will also learn to estimate the amount of money needed to complete their purchases.

Authors:  Mark Peck

Student Instruction Teacher Guide
Eat Well - Feel Swell ST Group 5-6
In this webquest, students will learn the four food groups based on Canada's Food Guide, list ten foods that belong to each group and plan a menu for one wekk, including breakfast, lunch and supper and must not exceed 2400 calories per day.

Authors:  Carol Ann Okpro

Student Instruction Teacher Guide
Is Your Food Safe? ST Partners 4-8
In this webquest, students will learn all they can about food borne illnesses and food safety. They will use this information to create a pamphlet that will be copied and handed out at a parent-teacher-student conference.

Authors:  Marsha Brunsvold

Student Instruction Teacher Guide
Back to the Future ST Partners 8-12
In this webquest, students will team with a partner to save themselves from the evils of over-eating, drug abuse and lack of exercise.

Authors:  Debbie Arias, Sophia Cervantes

Student Instruction Teacher Guide
Healthy Eating Habits ST Group K-2
In this webquest, students will learn healthy eating habits.

Authors:  Beverly Jordan

Student Instruction Teacher Guide
Healthy Eating Habits ST Group K-2
In this webquest, students will learn healthy eating habits.

Authors:  Beverly Jordan

Student Instruction Teacher Guide
Dying to be Thin MT Single/Group 8-12
In this webquest, students will gather research into a word processing document. Research will include information on applying living skills, healthy eating practices, personal goals that revlect healthy eating practices and identifying local support groups.

Authors:  Mavis Bolton

Student Instruction Teacher Guide
A Healthy School Lunch Menu ST Group 8-12
In this webquest, students will investigate several aspects of a nutritious school lunch and create a 5 day menu that everyone will enjoy. The menus will be shared with the class and proposed for actual use by the school cafeteria.

Authors:  Krista Hockey

Student Instruction Teacher Guide
Munch a Lunch ST Group 5-8
In this webquest, students will pick, plan, prepare and evaluate healthy meals. The students willthenprepare a multimeida recipe book.

Authors:  Suzanne Ricchio, Debbie Motycka

Student Instruction Teacher Guide
FoodQuest for Health ST Group 5-8
In this webquest, students will examine food labels for nutritional content and classify them according to the Food Guide Pyramid. They will then plan a menu.

Authors:  Linda Joseph

Student Instruction Teacher Guide
What a Difference A Meal Makes ST Partner 3
In this webquest, students will use a time machine to advance to the year 2010 to see what they will look like then. They will discover ways to eat healthier and obtain a nutritious way of eating before it's too late. They will learn to construct a healthy diet using the food groups and also learn to classify foods.

Authors:  Karmen Dyson

Student Instruction Teacher Guide
Eat Your Fruits and Vegetables Please ST Group 4-5
In this webquest, students will gather information on fruits and vegetables.

Authors:  Darlene Jones and Sue Kinsler

Student Instruction Teacher Guide
Fast Food and Nutrition. Are They Mutually Exclusive? ST Group 5-8
In this webquest, students will gather information on the nutritional content of typical fast food products. They will examine not only the food but the fast-food restaurants and the fast-food industry as a whole.

Authors: 

Student Instruction Teacher Guide
Eating Disorders MT Group 9-12
At the completion of this project, each student should have a working knowledge of eating disorders and be able to recognize signs and symptoms of this condition. Additionally, students should be aware of treatments available in their community and their role in prevention.

Authors:  Jan Klein

Student Instruction Teacher Guide
Understanding Eating Disorders ST Single/Group 11-12
In this webquest, students will discover what are the causes and symptoms of eating disorders and how they are treated.

Authors:  Clara Sharand

Student Instruction Teacher Guide
This Mission is Possible ST Group 5-8
In this webquest, students will disprove that kids don't exercise enough, eat too much junk food, play too many video games and watch too much TV.

Authors:  Ximena Rayo

Student Instruction Teacher Guide
Basic Hazards Common to Food Service Kitchens ST Group 5-8
In this webquest, students will explore the basic hazards common to kitchens. Kitchens are full of potential dangers. It is important for students to be avware of these dangers and how to prevent them.

Authors: 

Student Instruction Teacher Guide
Food is Fuel ST Single/Group 5-8
In this webquest, students will create a three day menu including three meals and at least two snacks each day for their family. The menu will follow the food pyramid guidelines and fulfill the daily requirement of one specific nutrient (vitamin or mineral) of their choice.

Authors:  Susan Carter

Student Instruction Teacher Guide
Can Diet Affect Athletic Performance ST Single/Group 6-9
In this webquest, students will design a comprehensive nutritional guide that can be given to the head coach outlining the proper diet that will improve his players.

Authors:  Nick Hovan

Student Instruction Teacher Guide
The Misplaced Menu ST Group 4
In this webquest, an important person will visit the schools. The students will do some research to find out what makes a healthy meal. They will be reposnible for making sure that the meal to be prepared is a nutritious one.

Authors:  S. Lilleston

Student Instruction Teacher Guide
A Healthy Restaurant? Radical! ST Group 1-2
The world needs more restaurants that serve healthy and delicious foods! Students will become world class chefs who design healthy meals for a restaurant.

Authors:  M. Wyatt

Student Instruction Teacher Guide
The Skinny on Obesity MT Group 11-12
In this webquest, students will create a teen-oriented health fair in their classroom. Their task is to design stations that will educate teens about obesity. Each group will design their own booth and a pamphlet, brochure or poster to be displayed and distributed at their booth.

Authors:  Jenny McClurg

Student Instruction Teacher Guide
Cafeteria Strike ST Group 5
Students often complain about cafeteria food. In this webquest, they will have the chance to say what is to be served. They are now in charge of planning the menu for a week.

Authors:  Mindy Moore Hodge

Student Instruction Teacher Guide
Food Fight ST Single/Group 9-12
Your mission is to convince our youth to change their eating and exercise habits in the hope of defeating the deadly fatbots in the war against obesity.

Author: David Collenback, Stephanie Balderas,
John Petersen

Student Instruction Teacher Guide
Food and Nutrition ST Single/Group 4
In this webquest, students will find the answers to the following questions: What kind of nutritional decisions must be made to develop a healthy menu? What effects does nutrition have on the way people live or their lifestyles? What part do fat, sugar and vitamin C play in sensible nutrition?

Author: Diane Jordan

Student Instruction Teacher Guide
Vegetarian Lunches for High School ST Group 8-12
In this webquest, students will acquire a better understanding of how dietary choices influence their own health as well as the health of the environment. Students may not persuade the administration to add a vegetarian option to the school's menu but they will be better informed to make personal dietary choices based on what they have learned.

Author: Daniel Logan

Student Instruction Teacher Guide
National Nutrition Week ST Group 4-6
Health and fitness is an area of great concern to nutritional experts. A significant number of American children's diet does not follow a diet recommended by nutritional experts. The school is sponsoring a health fair next month in National Nutrition Week. Your class is responsible for preparing a table displaying information on the four food groups and ways of including them within their daily diet.

Author: Linda Anton

Student Instruction Teacher Guide
Are You Healthy? ST Single 4
In this webquest, students will do several activities.  These activities will cover the 3 important issues of health,  your mental, physical and social health.  You will find out how well you are taking care of yourself and ways to improve on your well being.

Sponsor:

Authors: Tricia Downs

Student Instructions Teacher Guide
Let's Chew the Fat ST Group 6-8
In this webquest, students will help the large and lazy people in their town to stop chewing the fat and quit sitting on their duffs. The goal is to form a restaurant/fitness centre that will help guide these wonderful people to help them lose weight and become physically fit.

Sponsor:

Authors: Judee, Shell, Alicia, Karen, and Joye

Student Instructions Teacher Guide
Fitness Survey ST Single 8-10
This web quest is designed for students to determine what changes can be made for a healthier lifestyle through diet and exercise. 

Sponsor:

Authors: Ed Wagner, Nicci Gibson, Jim Cagle, 
Beverly Brice

Student Instructions Teacher Guide