More Nutrition Lapbook Printables

Here are some more printables I made for Otter’s nutrition study. They are also posted on the nutrition lapbook page.

Vitamin ABC’s (2 page printable)


Liver: Vitamin Storage Center Petal Book

The liver stores fat soluble vitamins

Nutrition Facts Label (2 page printable)

Nutrition Facts Label

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 “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

Also, it appears that I forgot to link to the printable schedule for World Geography and Cultures. I have now fixed that. If you are doing our geography program, or supplementing Winter Promise’s Children Around the World curriculum, you can now print out a rough draft schedule to help you keep things on track without having to be online.

Nutrition Lapbook

February 8, 2009

I am working on creating a 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. Now he can tell you all sorts of things about monosaccarides and what one of the jobs of the hypothalmus is, etc.! I love how lapbooking helps information stick!

As I create the lapbooking materials, I will continue to add them to the site printables. I’ve created a page for this lapbook here.

Chapter 1

Macronutrients, micronutrients, Mr. Hypothalamus

Chapter 2

Monosaccharides and Disaccharides


Examples of Monosaccharides and Disaccharides

Carbohydrates are fuel!

Chapter 3

Fats chart with cut & paste squares

Chapter 4

Protein wheel


More printables are coming soon for the other chapters! I will post them as I finish making them for Otter. Check back on the blog here or on the page I made specifically for this lapbook.