Nutrition Lapbook


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I created this FREE lapbook to go with Janice VanCleave's Food and Nutrition for Every Kid: Easy Activities That Make Learning Science Fun .

Janice VanCleaves' Food and Nutrition for Every Kid is a book I scheduled in Otter's Science for weeks 19-24. It's a great book, but I could see that Otter was having a hard time retaining some of the concepts and new vocabulary. I decided to help him out by creating the materials below for a lapbook. Now he can tell you all sorts of things about monosaccarides and what one of the jobs of the hypothalamus is, etc.! I love how lapbooking helps information stick!

Chapter 1

Macronutrients, micronutrients, Mr. Hypothalamus

macronutrients, micronutrients, hypothalamus

Chapter 2

Monosaccharides and Disaccharides - This link will take you off site to my Teachers-pay-Teachers store. The printable is free!



Examples of Monosaccharides and Disaccharides


Carbohydrates are fuel!

Carbohydrates, glycogen, glucose

Chapter 3

Fats chart with cut & paste squares

Unsaturated and Saturated fats

Chapter 4

Protein wheel


Chapter 4

Amino acids link together to make proteins (2 page printable)

Activity 1: Make a chain of amino acids to learn that proteins are "chains" of amino acids.
Activity 2:
Cut out the "boxcar" strips of the 20 amino acids your body needs. Boxcars are labeled with the amino acids. Essential amino acids are blue. The others are red. Paste the strips together and fold accordian style.
Activity 3: Make a pocket to store the amino acids. Learn that each amino acid can link to 2 other amino acids just like a boxcar in a train. Put the amino acids from the previous step into the pocket.

List of amino acids taken from

Complete and incomplete proteins

complete proteins

incomplete proteins

Chapter 5

Vitamin ABC's (2 page printable)


Liver: Vitamin Storage Center

The liver stores fat soluble vitamins

Nutrition Facts Label (2 page printable)

Nutrition Facts Label

Chapter ?

Body types (ecotomorph, mesomorph and endomorph) and a tongue map

Endomorph, Ectomorph, Mesomorph

Ack! I had to return the book to the library! Well, hopefully the above lapbook materials will help you in your studies. Enjoy!

Otter really loved this lapbook and even though he's long past this study, we still have it tucked away and saved as a memento.




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