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Way to grow


grades 3-5

In this course, participants will learn facts about nutrition, including the concept and use of MyPlate and the importance of eating from a variety of foods in moderation each day.

*A product license is for 1 Year Per School



  • MyPlate and the food groups

  • Portion Sizes and Serving Sizes

  • Nutrition Facts Label

  • Calories as an energy source

  • Nutrients and their role in growth and development


  • Students will be able to describe the concept of MyPlate and will be able to list the food groups

  • Students will be able to distinguish between portion size and serving size

  • Students will be able to locate the serving size on a Nutrition Facts Label

  • Students will be able to explain why the body needs calories

  • Students will be able to recognize the 6 essential nutrients




  • 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

Program Materials

Estimated Teachable Minutes

WAY TO GROW - 20 Minutes

While You Watch worksheet - 20m


Combination Foods - 30m


Food and Activity Journal - 30m


Health Database - 30m


Switch that Snack - 15m


Eat Those Fruits and Veggies! - 35m

Classroom Cookbook - 15m

Is It Fruit? - 30m

Reading a Food Label - 45M

Salad Party - 30m

Introducing MyPlate - 25m

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