Healthy Foods Detectives

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This webquest is designed for Physical Education and Health teachers to be able to help their students make better food and meal choices in the school cafeteria during breakfast and lunch times.  It is an investigative or project based learning assignment where you will group students into groups of 4 and they will work together as a team to complete the assignment.  

This assignment should be able to be completed in a 1 to 2 week time frame given the students have ample access to library and computer resources on a regular basis.  

The only materials you will need for this webquest is several spiral notebooks and some poster board and construction paper that the students can use to complete their documentation of the investigation.  This webquest or lesson is appropriate for 3rd through 5th grade students to help them meet the standards that are listed below.

National Health Education Standards:
1 Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health.
2 Students will analyze the influence of family, peers, culture, media, technology, and other factors on health behaviors.
3 Students will demonstrate the ability to access valid information, products, and services to enhance health.
4 Students will demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health and avoid or reduce health risks.
5 Students will demonstrate the ability to use decision-making skills to enhance health.
6 Students will demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting skills to enhance health
7 Students will demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and avoid or reduce health risks.
8 Students will demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health.