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Second graders participate in activities focusing on the fruit group and rhyming words.
Students identify the differences between fruits and vegetables. In this nutrition lesson, students identify the properties of fruits and vegetables and group various fruits and vegetables into categories.
Students 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.
Students identify foods that belong in each group on the food guide pyramid. They discuss how TV and peers may negatively influence eating habits.
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.
Young scholars identify why breakfast is an important meal. In this nutrition lesson, students read the book Jane Skips Breakfast and identify reasons why breakfast is important. Young scholars list breakfast foods and categorize them into food groups.
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.
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.
Students activate their knowledge of the food guide pyramid and the basic food groups in order to plan nutritious meals. They collect a handful of food images from magazines and glue them to the appropriate plates.
Second graders participate in activities focusing on the grain group and food prices.
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.
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.
Second graders participate in activities that focus on making healthy snack choices.
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 activity 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.
Limes, bananas, apples, and mangos are only some of the fun fruits featured here. Print and hang any of the eight fruit posters to identify table groups, sports teams, workshop groups, or as a simple colorful wall accent. 
  • The posters would be great to use during a nutrition unit 
  • These can be printed and laminated, cut out, or used to complete a bulletin board display
The concept is the most valuable feature of this resource, which is designed to bring learners' attention to the nutritional labels of food items. Your class will take a closer look at the labels on bottled juice containers to determine how much of the drink is actually comprised of fruit. 
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 makes a natural connection to the science of nutrition.
Students have cinnamon sprinkled onto their hands and walk around the room touching objects within their reach. Students observe all of the objects containing cinnamon fingerprints to visualize where and how germs are spread.

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