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Fourth graders read a story and complete worksheets to review their understanding of the 5 food groups. After discussion, they keep a nutrition journal similar to that of the main character in the story, Arianna Bones. Complete with excellent hand-outs.
Young scholars create their own Fantasy Food Group Fun Lands.
Students explore the five food groups as well as the specific foods found in each of these groups.
Young scholars brainstorm what they know about the five food groups, and practice placing certain foods within the food pyramid where they belong.
Students consider how food is converted to energy. In this science lesson plan, students explore the importance of eating properly with a balanced diet as they study 4 food groups.
Students identify an assortment of foods from all of the food groups, then discuss each type of foods' benefits and what happens to the body if it does not get these foods. They classify the foods according to the food groups.
First graders investigate the concept of a healthy diet. They use prior knowledge to list foods that belong to each food group. Then students access computer technology and sort food pictures to the appropriate food group. Students discuss the characteristics of foods found in each category.
In this food groups worksheet, students read a passage about the food pyramid and the various groups of foods. Students learn about a balanced diet and answer several questions about the passage.
Young scholars discover the four main food groups by categorizing their own diet.  In this healthy eating lesson, students utilize a chart with pictures of food to identify which food belongs in which food group.  Young scholars discuss why eating a variety of foods is healthier than sticking to one food group.
Young scholars review a variety of foods and classify them into food groups. They identify the benefits of each food group to our bodies and consider how deficiencies of these groups affect humans. They sort pictures, view a video and write stories.
Pupils study the five food groups as an introduction to nutrition. In this nutrition lesson, students learn about which foods belong in each of the five food groups and they determine the need to eat a healthy diet. They keep a journal of the food that they eat over a weekend before comparing the food to the food pyramid. They complete the journal activity for another two day and compare it to the original one.
Students play a game to learn or reinforce prior learning of the food groups within the food guide pryamid.
Here is an outstanding instructional activity on food groups, nutrition, and diet. In it, learners focus on hamburgers! They take a close look at the products that go into making a hamburger, conduct taste tests on samples, discuss the nutritional value of hamburgers, and draw picutres of their ideal hamburger. Many terrific worksheets are embedded in this fun and engaging plan, which should make implementation quite easy. A tasty instructional activity!
Students identify which food groups foods belong in. In this health and nutrition lesson, students separate a list of foods into food groups, then plan on on-line game to continue identifying the correct groupings for food items.
Students examine personal health by defining the five food groups. In this food pyramid lesson, students discuss the importance of each food group and write them on the board. Students utilize the Internet to participate in a food identification interactive game.
Students research human health by identifying fatty and sugary foods. In this food choices instructional activity, students discuss the five food groups and examine the healthiest choices from each group. Students utilize the web to complete a health game called Pyramid Panic.
Students identify and interpret the food groups and nutrition. They listen to a book, list prior knowledge of foods and nutrition, and sort the foods into various food groups. Students then identify various foods by listening to clues as they are read aloud and create an Idea Web.
What did you have for lunch? Did it contain all four food groups? Help your special education class make good food choices and recognize foods in each of the four food groups. They look at images and discuss the foods on the food pyramid and then sort food pictures by placing them on the correct level of the pyramid. 
In a home environment, learners with special needs practice creating nutritious meal plans. They talk about healthy food choices, then use the food pyramid as a guide to planning three balanced meals. They use a food group check sheet to help them know they have chosen from each of the four food groups for each meal they plan.
Can your budding nutritionists categorize the foods they eat? Have them try using this interactive nutrition worksheet, where students answer 10 multiple choice questions based on their knowledge of the food groups and the nutritional value of certain foods. Since answers can be revealed easily for each answer (without finishing the quiz), consider using the questions for your own print-out version.

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