Making Half MyPlate Fruits and Vegetables

Establish healthy eating habits with a lesson 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 foods and serving sizes, and answer questions to identify their daily food consumption needs. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Host a fruit and vegetable potluck—invite learners to bring in their favorite fruit or vegetable and encourage them to try new ones 
  • Compare a school-made lunch to the MyPlate diagram, praise which foods groups are met and discuss what changes need to be made
  • Send a copy of the MyPlate worksheet home for class members to share with their parents and guardians 
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires a measuring cup, two dominoes, and several handouts
  • Materials needed are linked for easy access
  • Includes several informative talking points 
  • Provides variations to the lesson and extension activities
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