Nutrition

This collection of teacher resources addresses nutrition. The student magazines, activities, stories, and videos in this collection illustrate the challenges of hunger and malnutrition. Students learn about programs that improve the nutritional status of children and communities.

Topic Materials

Units & Lesson Plans

unit-lesson-plans

6-8
Hunger in a World of Plenty: Ambassador Edition
The world produces enough food for a population of 10 billion. Why, then, does one person in nine go to bed hungry each night? This student magazine, designed for grades 6-8, explores the answer to that question.
3-5
Hunger in a World of Plenty: Diplomat Edition
The world produces enough food for a population of 10 billion. Why, then, does one person in nine go to bed hungry each night? This student magazine, designed for grades 3-5, explores the answer to that question.
Activities

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6-8, 9-12
Hunger in a World of Plenty: Data Analysis Activity
This data analysis activity challenges students to use their math skills to assess malnutrition, just like global public health workers. This activity is part of the UNICEF ACT: Hunger in a World of Plenty suite of resources.
3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Hunger in a World of Plenty: Video Analysis Activity
In this activity, students analyze two videos about two different nutrition programs, one in Ethiopia and one in Cincinnati, Ohio. This activity is part of the UNICEF ACT: Hunger in a World of Plenty suite of resources.
6-8, 9-12
Nutrition Activity Sheet
In this activity sheet, students learn about global nutrition issues and answer questions related to nutrition vocabulary and effective public awareness techniques.
PK2, 3-5, 6-8
Slideshow of UNICEF Nutrition Photos
This slideshow of UNICEF nutrition photos shows the impact of UNICEF's work on the lives of children who are malnourished.
Articles

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6-8, 9-12
The Fight Against Malnutrition
A global food crisis and a faltering economy have put more children at risk of starvation and disease. UNICEF is responding with lifesaving therapeutic foods and a comprehensive nutrition strategy.
3-5, 6-8
Ifrah's Story: Fighting Malnutrition in Somalia
This document explores the story of Ifrah, a young girl born in Somalia who recovered from the effects of malnutrition with the help of her mother and UNICEF.
3-5, 6-8
Mord's Story: Fighting Malnutrition in Lao People’s Democratic Republic
This document explores the story of Mord, an infant who suffered from Malnutrion prior to a UNICEF-lead intervention.
Video

video

6-8, 9-12
Addressing Malnutrition in Syria
Learn how UNICEF is using Plumpy'nut to help address chronic malnutrition in Syria.
PK2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Malnutrition in Guatemala
Guatemala has the fourth highest malnutrition rate in the world and 50% of Guatemalan children under the age of 5 are chronically malnourished. In this video, UNICEF helps a struggling mother give her children the nutrition and supplements they need.
6-8, 9-12
UNICEF provides access to nutrition in Somalia
Learn about how UNICEF therapeutic feeding centers are helping feed the children of Somalia, where one in five children are malnourished.
3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Inate's Story: Fighting Malnutrition in Ethiopia
This video reports on a nutrition program that is proving to be a lifeline for children in Ethiopia's Amhara region.
PK2
Article 24: The Right to Food and Nutrition
This short animation video depicts, in cartoon style, how children have the right to access food and nutrition.
6-8, 9-12
Nutrition Crisis Unfolds in Africa's Sahel Region
1 million children are threatened by the unfolding nutrition crisis in Africa's Sahel region. Watch this video to learn how UNICEF is responding to the crisis.
6-8, 9-12
Treating Malnutrition in Famine-Affected Ethiopia
Malnourished children lack vital nutrients and are more susceptible to disease. Learn how children in Ethiopia are being treated for malnutrition resulting from the devastating drought affecting the Horn of Africa region.
Audio

audio

6-8, 9-12
UNICEF Reponds to the Nutrition Crisis in the Sahel
UNICEF radio interviews the UNICEF Director of Emergency Programs, Louis Georges Arsenault, who is spearheading UNICEF's efforts to respond to the nutrition crisis in Africa's Sahel region, which is affecting one million children.
6-8, 9-12
High Food Prices Affect Nutrition in Sudan
Peter, a young student in southern Sudan, discusses the impact of high food prices on health, nutrition and the people of southern Sudan.

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