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Second graders participate in activities focusing on the fruit group and rhyming words.
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.
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.
Students 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. Students 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
This 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 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. 
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. 
Can your budding nutritionists categorize the foods they eat? Have them try using this interactive nutrition worksheet, where students answer 10 multiple choice questions based on their knowledge of the food groups and the nutritional value of certain foods. Since answers can be revealed easily for each answer (without finishing the quiz), consider using the questions for your own print-out version.
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.

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