Fruit Group Teacher Resources
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Queen Anna Banana's Fruit Group
Second graders participate in activities focusing on the fruit group and rhyming words.
PICTURE PERFECT PYRAMID
Middle schoolers create a model of the USDA's Food Pyramid Guide, using shoe boxes. They bring an assortment of shoe boxes from home. Students are given a copy of the "Food Guide Pyramid." They wrap boxes for the bread group in white, the vegetable group in green, the meat group in red, the milk group in yellow and the fruit group in purple.
Food Guide Pyramid - TV and Peers
Students identify foods that belong in each group on the food guide pyramid. They discuss how TV and peers may negatively influence eating habits.
The Dragon's Tail
Second graders read a story about Little D, a baby dragon, and how he interacts with the five food groups. They color, chant, pantomime, and discuss food groups after reading the story. They also consider causes and effects as they make their own poster.
Breakfast Builds Brains
Students identify why breakfast is an important meal. In this nutrition lesson plan, students read the book Jane Skips Breakfast and identify reasons why breakfast is important. Students list breakfast foods and categorize them into food groups.
Don't Forget Breakfast
Third graders plan meals. In this healthy eating lesson, 3rd graders discuss the reasons to eat breakfast and review the foods in each food group. Students create three different breakfast combinations.
Meet the Royal Food Family
Second graders use mini-books, posters, songs, trading cards and sorting activities to explore the five food groups needed for health: vegetables, fruits, grains, milk and meat. They discuss why good nutrition is important.
Prince Waffle's Grain Group
Second graders participate in activities focusing on the grain group and food prices.
Arianna Bones and the 'Great-Mysteries-of-Nutrition' Pavilion
Fourth graders review their knowledge of the 5 food groups, using mini-posters and worksheets provided. Then they read a clever story filled with poems to read aloud, which reinforce the different foods in the food groups and their benefits.
Arianna Travels the Orient Express
Fourth graders discuss how they eat when they travel. They resequence a letter that has been separated into pieces. They read the letter aloud, discuss the foods eaten by the writer and analyze whether she ate the right amount of food from the 5 food groups.
Smart Snacking Dragon
Second graders participate in activities that focus on making healthy snack choices.
New! Your Nutrition Needs
It takes some work to ensure you have a balanced diet, but once you know the types of foods that are good for you, it becomes second nature. In the sixth of seven lessons about energy and nutrition, learners create a healthy eating plan using resources from the USDA. Note: The lesson was created before the USDA switched from MyPyramid to MyPlate, so you will need to update some of the resources in the activity to ensure it is up to date.
"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.
Simple Keys and Nutrition
An inventive and engaging lesson plan 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.
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.
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.
Fruits and Vegetables: A Nutritionally Rich Base
Nutrition contributions as well as proper selection, preparation and storage techniques for a variety of fruits and vegetables. Primary Core Objective: Food And Nutrition I200108- Objective 20.0108-0604 Apply food selection and preparation guidelin
Students examine a fruit-related Q & A Science Times article. They write their own food science questions and answer them in the same format as the article. For homework, they analyze their fruit consumption according to U.S. nutrition guidelines.
Students visit a Web site to play a game related to the food pyramid and sort foods using the categories of the food pyramid. They also create sets up to 10 and write numerals up to 10. This lesson plan makes a natural connection to the science of nutrition.
This instructional activity seems pretty advanced for K-2nd graders, but there are some pieces that can be used with young learners. Look through this comprehensive, fact-filled instructional activity and pull out information and activities that you can adapt to fit your grade level needs. Younger children will need help with reading and understanding the nutrition fact labels, but there is a grocery store activity that would be fun for them.