Imagine life without junk food! What if there were no more potato chips, chocolate, or candy in grocery stores? The only choices of what to eat would have to be healthy food from the food pyramid. Would you be able to plan a balanced meal using only the food groups as your choices?
On the next slide, you will watch videos and read about having a healthy diet. You will find important “power” foods that give you energy and keep you strong.
Choose foods from the different food groups that help your body. You can use this graphic organizer , a printed organizer , or post-it notes to gather your thoughts. You will use these ideas to create your menu.
Remember to choose a balanced diet that includes each food group!
Classroom Objective: (This lesson should be completed in a one-hour class period)
Students will classify foods into groups according to My Pyramid in order to create a balanced meal.
Aligned to the Maryland VSC (for Second Grade)
Standard 6: Nutrition and Fitness
6.F.1.a.- Classify foods into groups according to My Pyramid .
6.F.1.c.- Illustrate a serving from each food group.
Allow students to work in partnerships to complete the assignment
Provide extended time (Use 2 one-hour class periods if need be)
Provide students with books if they are having a difficult time using the computer
D.W. the Picky Eater by Marc Brown
Good Enough to Eat by Lizzy Rockwell
Gregory the Terrible Eater by Mitchell Sharmat
No technology? No problem!
If your computer lab isn’t available or you are having technical difficulties, simply click the icon to open the document, print the document for each student and have students hand-draw their menu. Use the resources from the county textbook Your Health to read about a balanced diet.
*All pictures and images were sourced from Microsoft Office and Microsoft Office Online.