This is an English form of my "choose my plate" in Spanish. The Spanish has been very very successful, and I wanted ESL and English classes to benefit from this fun activity.
First, this activity "runs" itself. The students do the work, and the teacher explains the food plate idea simply. They can use color pencils to color in their own food plate. This can be done at home or in school. It is tailor made for ESL or English classes. The students have a choose my plate with food to describe, write about, and also a blank template to fill in their own food choices.
The students can create a meal for another student. (my classes LOVED this!) There is a Q/A activity, and 3 cryptograms that provide basic advice from the Dept. of Agriculture. I hope you enjoy this user friendly packet as much as I did! (and my students too!)
If you are a Spanish teacher, check out my Spanish version! (Mi plato)