Food Groups Teacher Resources
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What's That Food?
Get things cooking with the first lesson in this series on the science of food. Working in small groups, young scientists make and record observations about different mystery foods. These descriptions are then shared with the class and facilitate a discussion on the six basic food groups.
K - 5th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Learn the Food Groups Memory Game
Help youngsters sharpen their memories and learn the food groups with this classic matching activity! Learners take turns flipping over cards with fun images of different fruits, vegetables, dairy products, and proteins until they can find a match.
K - 1st Health CCSS: Adaptable
Growing Minds: My Plate
Examine food choices and the nutritional properties of food groups with this visually appealing whole-class lesson plan. This will take a bit of preparation, but once you do it, you can use the materials for years. Using a food groups poster and a blank "my plate" poster (pictured, but not included), learners observe healthy proportions and food group ratios.
Pre-K - 2nd Health CCSS: Designed
Build a Burger
Here is an outstanding lesson 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.
1st - 4th Health
Simple Keys and Nutrition
An inventive and engaging activity on nutrition, food groups, and the food pyramid is here for you. In it, young dieticians learn about the basics of nutrition. They use the book, Frog and Toad are Friends, to help them foster discussion about healthy eating, and utilize a nifty worksheet embedded in the plan that helps them understand what food group certain foods belong in.
3rd English Language Arts
"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.
3rd - 5th Health
Fourth graders identify food groups, foods that fit into those groups, and look at the nutritional value of each food group. They also discover how to interpret and understand food labels. The whole class makes some burgers and fries, and puts all of the food (and condiments used) into the proper food groups to see if they are having a balanced meal.
Nutrition: A Thematic Unit
Young learners explore nutrition and the food groups in these two mini-lesson plan ideas. First, kindergarteners have a discussion about their health and how different foods contribute to it before making their own personal food pyramid. Then for homework, they bring in food labels and use them to make a 'plate' of healthy foods in correct proportions.
1st Visual & Performing Arts
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.
1st - 2nd English Language Arts
Home Living/ Daily Living: Food Groups
What are the best foods to eat, and how much is too much? Kids discuss the importance of eating the right amount of each of the four food groups. They discuss the food pyramid and make meals by cutting and pasting foods from a magazine on a paper plate.
3rd - 8th Health
Does Your Diet Stack Up?
An interesting way to learn about dietary requirements, this resource prompts learners to look at what someone in the U.S. eats and compare it to what someone in South America eats. They discuss the social, religious, psychological, emotional and cultural elements that guide decisions on what we eat.
5th - 10th Health
Eating Right with a Little Help from the VT
Students determine food groups and design a balanced menu plan. In this food pyramid lesson, students use the VisualThesaurus to write a definition of each food group and find foods in each group, then use this information to plan create a balanced diet plan for one day.
3rd - 8th Health