In this lesson, students are introduced to MyPlate as a guide for healthy eating. They think about the “big picture” way of looking at nutrition, then are presented with information about the different food groups. They create a booklet to record information about the different food groups and examples of the foods that belong to each group.
Time: 40 minutes
Healthy Behavior Outcomes
HE-1: Eat the appropriate number of servings from each food group every day.
HE-2: Eat a variety of foods within each food group every day.
National Health Education Standards
Standard 1: Comprehending Concepts
Performance Indicator 1.5.1: Describe the relationship between healthy behaviors and personal health.