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Students learn what a recommended serving is for certain foods. In this servings lesson plan, students begin by writing a 24 hour food journal. They then compare nutrition posters to learn what they daily recommended servings are for the foods they ate. They take a class survey on the foods eaten, and create a bar graph. Then they write about steps to good health in a journal.
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.
First graders complete activities to examine the vegetable food group. In this vegetable group activity, 1st graders view a PowerPoint about the vegetable group. Students discuss the food group options and proper servings. Students read and discuss the book Growing Vegetable Soup. Students place foods in the vegetable group using food cutouts and make vegetable soup.
Second graders explore food groups. In this nutrition lesson, 2nd graders view the website Color Your Way to Five a Day and discuss the nutritional benefits of the food groups. Students use word processing and clip art to decorate a lunch bag with appropriate choices from the fruit and vegetable groups.
Second graders review the food groups, learn about a healthy diet, as well as proper serving sizes. For this fruits and vegetables lesson, 2nd graders watch a PowerPoint for 5 A Day diet recommendations and a slide show about the food pyramid. Students discuss proper serving sizes and then try various fruits and vegetables. Students view the Dole Web Site and read information about the food. Students then color the fruit and vegetable group food cards.
First graders choose foods to maintain a healthy body and group fruits by color. In this healthy foods lesson, 1st graders watch a PowerPoint presentation on fruits and vegetables. Students work in pairs to group the foods. Students track the colors in a journal and play 'Go Fruit.'