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Nutrition: What Your Body Needs

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In this blended lesson supporting literacy skills, students watch videos that explore why some foods are healthy and others unhealthy, they outline the process our body uses to break down foods into forms it can use, and they explain the role nutrition can play in managing diseases, including diabetes. Students develop their literacy skills through a science focus on personal health and the importance of making good food choices. During this process, they read informational text, learn and practice vocabulary words, and explore content through videos and interactive activities.

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Funder: Early funding for Inspiring Middle School Literacy was provided by the Leon Lowenstein Foundation.
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