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Arianna Bones and the Case of the Missing Food Groups
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.
4th Health 3 Views 18 Downloads
Familiarizing Students with the Five 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.
K - 2nd Health 4 Views 10 Downloads
Familiarizing Students with the 5 Food Groups
Students 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.
K - 2nd Science 6 Views 16 Downloads
The Five Food Groups - Introduction to Nutrition
Students study the five food groups as an introduction to nutrition. In this nutrition instructional activity, 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.
3rd - 5th Health 12 Views 71 Downloads
What Are the Food Groups?
Students discover the four main food groups by categorizing their own diet. In this healthy eating activity, students utilize a chart with pictures of food to identify which food belongs in which food group. Students discuss why eating a variety of foods is healthier than sticking to one food group.
K - 4th Science 18 Views 39 Downloads
Falling Food Lesson Plan
Pupils identify which food groups foods belong in. In this health and nutrition instructional activity, students separate a list of foods into food groups, then plan on on-line game to continue identifying the correct groupings for food items.
2nd - 5th Health 3 Views 12 Downloads
Build a Burger
Students read about and discuss food groups, determine which food group hamburger belongs to, and complete worksheets on which they match clues to products used in making hamburgers, and match burger parts to pictures. Students then conduct taste test on samples of products that make up hamburger, rate products according to which they like best, graph data, and calculate total calorie count of each burger.
1st - 4th Language Arts 7 Views 50 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 20 Views 166 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Eating Right with a Little Help from the VT
Young scholars 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 3 Views 0 Downloads