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Myplate, my body

nutrition

grades prek-2

In this course, participants will learn key concepts of nutrition and exercise with the goal of recognizing that healthy habits are essential to maintaining a healthy body.

*A product license is for 1 Year Per School

Topics

Covered

  • MyPlate and the food groups

  • “Sometimes Foods”

  • Nutrients and their role in growth and development

  • Portion sizes/eating in moderation

  • The importance of daily physical activity

Objectives

  • Students will be able to name and identify the 5 food groups in MyPlate

  • Students will be able to name 1 important way that each of the food groups helps them to have healthy bodies

  • Students will be able to recognize that healthy habits are important to maintaining a healthy body

  • Students will be able to identify healthy portion sizes as well as list 3 “sometimes foods” and explain why they are not considered healthful choices

  • Students will be able to identify ways to increase their physical activity and understand why physical activity is important

Standards

met

NATIONAL HEALTH EDUCATION STANDARDS:

  • Standard 1: Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health

  • Standard 7: Students will demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and avoid or reduce health risks

NATIONAL STANDARDS FOR PHYSICAL EDUCATION

  • Standard 6: Values physical health for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and/or social interaction

Program Materials

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Estimated Teachable Minutes

MYPLATE, MY BODY - 15 Minutes

While You Watch - 15m

 

Classroom Cookbook - 10m

 

Following the Food Groups - 30m

 

Food Investigation - 30m

 

How Many? - 15m

 

The ABC’s of Being Active - 15m

 

Make your own MyPlate - 15m

 

Time to Grow! - 15m

Apple Tasting - 15m

 

Cookie Monster and the Four Bears - 15m

 

Growing with Nutritious Foods - 15-30m

 

I Eat Healthy - 10m

 

My Favorite Foods - 30m

 

My Favorite Meals - 30m

 

Pot Luck Plate - 15-30m

 

Take an Activity Break! - 3-5m