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Nutrition Exploration

At this site you will find resources for school nutrition professionals, educators, and parents, plus fun food games for kids. There is a school milk financial calculator, lessons connecting school meals and classroom learning, and lessons to teach food groups. You can find recipes, including the results of a snack recipe contest (first place: rocket salad; second place: sweet 'n' cool fruity snack bars; third place: peanut butter chew balls).

Published by National Dairy Council in 2007

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Curriculum Information For Resource

Grade Level(s):1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Curriculum Areas:Science
Themes/Keywords: Food

nutrition, food groups, fruit, vegetables, milk, meat, grain

Essential Question(s)
1. What are the foods I need to eat to be healthy?

Discussion Question(s)
1. What are the five good groups?
2. What does nutrition have to do with my health and well being?

Extension and Activities
1. Have students explore the five good groups and keep track of what they eat for five days. Ask the students to list what they've eaten during the five days in the food groups. Hold a class discussion at the end of the five days to see how the class did.

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pictureAntonio Paiz
3rd Grade DL Teacher
East Point Elementary - El Paso, TX

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