Vegetable Teacher Resources
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Princess Peapod's Vegetable Group
Second graders participate in activities that focus on the vegetable food group.
Fruit and Vegetable Groups
Pupils study the fruit and vegetable groups. They investigate how fruits and vegetables contribute to health and nutrition.
Focus on Fruits, Vary Your Veggies
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.
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.
Vegetable Group: Scramble
In this vegetable word scramble worksheet, students unscramble a set of 20 names of vegetables. A reference website for additional resources is given.
Food For Energy - Four Food Groups
Learners 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.
Queen Anna Banana's Fruit Group
Second graders participate in activities focusing on the fruit group and rhyming words.
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 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.
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 in Antarctica
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.
The Riddle of the Playground Cave
Students discuss food groups and combination foods, and solve riddle story.
Vegetable Group and Servings
In these vegetable group worksheets, learners learn the serving amounts for vegetables. Students may cut out the pictures to match the servings.
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.
Believe it or not, this is a 76-page series of lesson plans published by the California Commission on Agriculture which is designed to teach upper-elementary learners about agricultural practices and products in the state. There are two sections, one for grades 3-4, and one for grades 5-6. The lessons are chock full of great group activities, worksheets, assignments, extension activities, quizzes, homework assignments, and more. Don't miss this resource!