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Mission Nutrition

On a Mission for Nutrition is an organization that was formed to address the obesity disparity on the South Side of Chicago. The organization began as a project developed by first year medical students in the Health Care Disparities course at the Pritzker School of Medicine. On a Mission for Nutrition is an after-school program that educates 6-8th grade students about nutrition and empowers them to make healthy choices. Lesson plans are designed for this audience; however, they can be adapted to meet the needs of a wide variety of learners.

Lesson Plans:

  1. Energy In, Energy Out
  2. Fruits and Vegetables
  3. Whole Grains
  4. Calcium
  5. Protein
  6. Sugar
  7. Fats
  8. The Health Eating Plate - developed by the Harvard School of Public Health
  9. Nutrition Labels
  10. Breakfast
  11. Snacks
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