Goals:

  • Identify categories in the Food Guide Pyramid
  • Learn how to read a food label
  • Recognize the need to eat a variety of “healthy foods”
  • Understand the relationship between good food and energy/health
  • Set healthy eating goals and habits for self and family


Classroom Activities:

  • Organize food items in food categories according to the Food Guide Pyramid
  • Identify calories, sugar and fat content in various food groups
  • Visit the “FitKids Diner” and order lunch


Homework:

  • Complete the daily physical activity calendars in the classroom
  • Encourage better choices in the buying and preparation of meals

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Web Links

GSFK Nutrition Handout (pdf)
Learn what different fruits, vegetables and other foods can do to help you body.

Nutrition Explorations
Website with information for parents and educators. Also fun games for kids.

mypyramid.gov
Games, tips and worksheets about the nutrition pyramid.
Adult materials also available.

smartmouth.org
Play games like "Feed the Face" and "Trust Gus". Developed by the Center for Science in the Public Interest.

Fruits & Veggies - More Matters
Activities and helpful tips in eating a wide variety of fruits and vegetables each day.