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Lesson 20: Eat 5 a Day


This lesson reviews the concept of eating 5 fruits and vegetables a day for good health. Students answer some riddles to identify fruits and vegetables as healthy food choices and guess the names of some common fruits and vegetables. They review the meaning of 5 a day and discuss why eating fruits and vegetables is a healthy choice. They complete an activity sheet to identify their favorite fruits and vegetables and take home a family sheet to discuss eating 5 a day with their parents or guardians.

Lesson Objectives

Students will be able to:

  1. Describe the benefits of eating plenty of fruits and vegetables.

Time: 30 minutes

Healthy Behavior Outcomes

  • FN-3: Eat lots of fruits and vegetables.

National Health Education Standards

  • Standard 1: Comprehending Concepts
  • Performance Indicator 1.5.1: Describe the relationship between healthy behaviors and personal health.
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