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Core Knowledge Foundation

The Human Body Tell It Again!™ Read-Aloud Anthology

For Teachers 1st Standards
A read-aloud anthology showcases various stories about the human body. Scholars participate in lessons that introduce a reading, listen to and discuss the reading, then complete in-class and at-home practice.
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Winnipeg Health

Kids in the Kitchen

For Teachers 1st - 6th Standards
Too many cooks in the kitchen? Not here! Set up a cooking club at school using this 148-page guide that teaches food and kitchen safety, measurement techniques, and nutrition. Young chefs get their hands wet by participating in a variety...
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Lesson Plan
NASA

The Importance of Food

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Pupils make observations while eating food. They act out the process of food breaking down in the body and the roles of various chemical components, such as sugar and protein. It concludes with an activity illustrating the process and a...
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Cooking Matters

Exploring Food Together

For Teachers K - 6th
Teach children what cooking is and how to safely prepare their favorite foods. An innovative cooking resource is packed full of activities that allow young chefs to get their hands on some food and get creative. From guacamole to mini...
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Stanford University

A Healthy You

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Go beyond counting calories with a healthy eating unit that focuses on reading nutritional labels, making healthy choices, and incorporating fitness into daily life. After four lessons about the different ways kids can improve their...
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US Department of Agriculture

Serving Up My Plate

For Teachers 1st - 2nd Standards
Offer your youngsters an extra helping of nutritional knowledge and healthy tips with this resource, which centers around the MyPlate nutritional guide and offers three "courses" of plans and worksheets on the food groups and the...
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Activity
Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Eat Healthy • Be Active Community Workshops

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Recipe makeovers, healthy alternatives, quick tips for a nutritious lifestyle...this 187-page document has it all! Don't miss a thorough packet of workshop activities and handouts designed to support your teaching of the MyPlate...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Build a Burger

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Here is an outstanding lesson on food groups, nutrition, and diet. In it, learners focus on hamburgers! They take a close look at the products that go into making a hamburger, conduct taste tests on samples, discuss the nutritional value...
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Worksheet
Nemours KidsHealth

School Lunch: With Great Lunch Comes Great Responsibility

For Students 9th - 12th
In this nutrition worksheet, students create a comic strip about meals, nutrition, food groups, and the messages celebrities send about weight and nutrition. Students sum up their message with one sentence after drawing their comic strip.
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Interactive
DocsTeach

Uncle Sam and the American Diet

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Uncle Sam wants you to follow the food pyramid! Scholars analyze two images of propaganda posters the government created to promote the food pyramid. Academics complete a worksheet to understand the impact of the campaign and end the...
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Nemours KidsHealth

School Lunch: Grades K-2

For Teachers K - 2nd
Two lessons encourage scholars to make smart eating choices. The first lesson sorts food items into the MyPlate's food groups. Learners scour magazines to cut and paste examples onto a paper plate that showcases each group. Then, draw...
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Nemours KidsHealth

School Lunch: Grades 3-5

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Two lessons encourage scholars to make smart food choices. Lesson one challenges participants to create a five-day meal plan. In lesson plan two, learners pack an imaginary lunch, drawing pictures on a printable lunch bag divided into...
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Activity
PBS

The Lowdown — Rot and Rubbish: The Rancid Truth about How Much Food We Waste

For Students 6th Standards
Compare waste a percent at a time. The resource contains an infographic on food waste. Using images, the informative activity describes the amount and types of food waste that occur. Pupils compare the percentage of waste from their...
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Lesson Plan
Agriculture in the Classroom

Making Half MyPlate Fruits and Vegetables

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Establish healthy eating habits with a lesson plan focused around MyPlate's food recommendations and the importance of eating fruits and vegetables. Through class discussion and worksheet completion, scholars discuss the best choices of...
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Website
Eat Right Ontario

Handy Guide to Serving Sizes

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Always know the right amount to eat with help from an engaging and informative website. Browse food categories— vegetables and fruits, grains, dairy, meat, fats, sweet and salty treats, and beverages—to discover how to measure a proper...
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Lesson Plan
Hastings Prince Edward Public Health

My Life—My Health

For Students 6th - 8th
Teenagers are not too young to incorporate healthy habits into their lives! A detailed lesson plan helps them set goals for nutritional meals, quality sleep, and scheduled physical activity.
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Cooking Matters

Cooking Matters: For Chefs and Kids

For Teachers K - 8th
Get your scholars cooking with a collection of activities that pairs the class to a community chef, promotes healthy snacking and drinking, and explores fruits and vegetables. Lower elementary learners create vegetable super heroes,...
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Worksheet
Choose My Plate

MyPlate Maze

For Students 2nd - 4th
Scholars find their way through a maze filled with food items from each food group, including grains, dairy, fruit, vegetables, and protein. They know they have made it out when they see the MyPlate dinner plate. 
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Printables
Choose My Plate

MyPlate Coloring Sheet

For Students 2nd - 4th
Get creative coloring the MyPlate food group plate! Each food group—grains, dairy, protein, vegetables, and fruit—is labeled within their portioned section of a plate that sits next to a fork. 
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Worksheet
Choose My Plate

MyPlate Word Scramble

For Students 2nd - 4th
Discover a variety of ways to eat and cook whole grains with a word scramble and secret code activity. Class members uncover seven whole grain options before using a number system to decode a secret message. 
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Worksheet
Choose My Plate

MyPlate Secret Code

For Students 2nd - 4th
Can your scholars crack the code? Class members put on their detective cap to solve four sentences related to healthy eating, cooking, and the five major food groups by following a code comprised of images. 
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Worksheet
Choose My Plate

MyPlate Word Blanks

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
Create a silly cooking themed story using nouns, adjectives, verbs, and more! Pupils fill in the blanks using their knowledge of different types of fruit, vegetables, grains, protein, and dairy, then read the story aloud to hear a whacky...
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Worksheet
Choose My Plate

MyPlate Crossword Puzzle

For Students 2nd - 4th
Reinforce food group facts with a crossword puzzle that highlights healthy nutrition and cooking habits as presented by the MyPlate eating recommendations. 
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Worksheet
Choose My Plate

MyPlate Word Search

For Students 2nd - 4th
Encourage healthy eating, cooking, and goal setting with a word search that showcases a variety of fruits and vegetables, and provides a four-step plan to eat more of them.