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Lesson 22: You Can Choose to Eat Healthy Foods


This lesson helps students identify healthy food choices. After identifying healthy foods they like to eat, students practice making healthy food choices by making a personal collage/drawing of healthy foods. They also identify people who can help them make healthy food choices.

Lesson Objectives

Students will be able to:

  1. Explain the importance of trying new foods.
  2. Explain the importance of choosing healthy foods and beverages.
  3. Identify healthy foods they like to eat.

Time: 50 minutes

Healthy Behavior Outcomes

  • HE-12: Follow an eating plan for healthy growth and development.
  • HE-2: Eat a variety of foods within each food group every day.

National Health Education Standards

  • Standard 1: Comprehending Concepts
  • Performance Indicator 1.2.1: Identify that healthy behaviors impact personal health.
  • Standard 3: Accessing Resources
  • Performance Indicator 3.2.1: Identify trusted adults and professionals who can help promote health.