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Complete a unit on diet and nutrition with young learners. They will explore various websites, create a food pyramid, categorize foods into food groups, list the benefits of various types of foods, evaluate a fast food meal, and identify a myth about candy. Many extensions ideas are provided.
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. This resource also includes some ideas for cross-curricular activities such as poems, songs and science experiments that deal with nutrition.
Students explore the food pyramid and how to eat a healthy diet. In this nutrition lesson, students use pictures to make charts of food from the different food groups, record the food they eat throughout the day, investigate the eating habits of their family members, and have a cooking day at school where they plan and implement a healthy menu.
Learners examine the food pyramid. For this healthy diet lesson, students view the food pyramid and discuss healthy eating. Learners find examples of healthy food in magazines and share their findings. Students plan healthy means and examine their family's eating habits.
Second graders recognize the parts of the food pyramid and label a food pyramid diagram with proper servings. In this food pyramid lesson, 2nd graders view a food journal multimedia presentation and then complete a food journal. Students use the Interactive food guide on the Kids Health website.