Teacher Review For ChooseMyPlate.gov

Useful tool for teaching students about nutrition and government standards

Shantell D.
Classroom teacher
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My Grades 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Health & Wellness
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 3
Pedagogy 4
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Knowledge gain
Student-driven work
Great with General
How I Use It
I used this to teach students about the government nutrition recommendations of myplate. I take students to the computer lab and give them a worksheet that walks them through the supertracker function of the website. It is a good interactive activity, there are definitely other ways to teach myplate, but it allows the students to explore the website. The only problems I really ran into was getting students on the computer, some of them could not get logged in or could not get to the website.
My Take
I think it is a useful tool to teach students about myplate, which is one of the health standards. There are other ways to teach this concept that might be more relevant to students, but it is very interactive and it is student centered. The supertracker allows them to track their physical fitness and their nutrition habbits, which I liked. It at least got students thinking about what they eat and the exercise they get.