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Second graders participate in activities that focus on the vegetable food group.
Students study the fruit and vegetable groups. They investigate how fruits and vegetables contribute to health and nutrition.
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.
In this vegetable word scramble activity, students unscramble a set of 20 names of vegetables. A reference website for additional resources is given. 
Students investigate the fruit and vegetable group. In this nutrition lesson, students use the Food Guide Pyramid to identify foods in the fruit and vegetable group. Students discuss kinds of fruits and vegetables and plan to grow a school vegetable garden.
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 consider how food is converted to energy. In this science lesson plan, students explore the importance of eating properly with a balanced diet as they study 4 food groups.
Second graders participate in activities focusing on the fruit group and rhyming words.
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 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.
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 review their knowledge of the food groups and their benefits. They make comparison flash cards with different foods and their benefits, sharing them in creative ways. Finally, they work in groups to solved case studies related to health.
Pupils discuss food groups and combination foods, and solve riddle story.
In these vegetable group worksheets, students learn the serving amounts for vegetables. Students may cut out the pictures to match the servings.
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.
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. 
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.

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