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Food Groups Teacher Resources
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"Energy Plus!" from Together Counts is three days worth of lessons, discussions, and activities about nutrition. The materials help you teach youngsters about eating healthy and burning calories. Energy in and energy out. Included are information on nutrition labels and food groups, links to fact sheets, a worksheet, and the website for dietary guidelines. A project incorporates what they have learned into creating either a commercial or a printed ad for a food product.
Help your youngsters make considerations about what they eat. Use this lesson as a jumping-off point to discuss dietary guidelines, the food pyramid, and major food groups. This creative lesson grabs youngsters by talking about what they eat and about making decisions. Read The Very Hungry Caterpillar and discuss the variety, balance, and moderation (or lack of) in what the caterpillar ate. Ask the question, "Why did the caterpillar get a stomach ache?" Then have your youngsters write a letter to the caterpillar about its food choices.
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.