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My Plate Unit: 80 Pages Aligned w/ the New USDA Nutrition Standards

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The concepts and My Plate graphics in this 80+ page unit have come from the USDA My Plate website (http://www.choosemyplate.gov/index.html). The handouts and activities are aligned with the government recommendations from this site. This resource is designed for children in grades 3-6, but may be useful for grades 7-8 as well.

This unit is divided into six sections by food group. The final section is meant to help students integrate what they learned in the previous five sections and includes, meal planning sheets, independent projects and a final test. One way to use these materials is to spend a week in each section to make a six week unit.

Most of the materials in this unit fall into one of three categories. Use the ones that work best for you. Please note that all of the materials have been color coded for easy reference according to the colors used on the My Plate Icon. However, they will still print out fine in grayscale.

Posters/Packet Covers
These feature the My Plate Icon prominently along with the name of a specific food group. They can be used as posters around your room, section dividers or as cover sheets for packets of handouts and worksheets.

Handouts
These are informative pages that students can use as a reference and to share with their families. Each food group includes a handout detailing what foods are included in the group and another handout about why it is important to eat these foods. There is also a My Plate Introduction handout and a glossary of terms.

Worksheets and graphic organizers
The bulk of this unit is made up of worksheets and graphic organizers about the five food groups. The first two in each unit require students to use information they learned from the handouts. There are also some other more free-form activities. In addition, each unit includes a worksheet to use in conjunction with a school hot lunch menu, a home inventory, a guided report, and a short multiple choice quiz. Answer Keys are included when appropriate.

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Rachel Lynette
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Teaching Duration
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On  September 7, 2013,  Buyer asked:
I purchased this product and love it. It's time to use it again and I was wondering if there were any updates available on it. There were quite a few typos and I was wondering if you might have fixed those so I could update my files. This product is so comprehensive that I'm sure it was a great deal of work. Thanks for your time. I greatly appreciate your efforts.
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On  September 11, 2013Rachel Lynette answered:
I am sorry to say that I have not had time to go through this product and fix typos. Honestly, I will try to get to it in the future...but I have a lot of my list.
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I purchased this product and think it is great. However, you have A LOT of typo mistakes throughout the whole unit. For example, on the Vary your Vegetables page, at the bottom it mentions grains. For the price I paid I was a little disappointed in the errors. Thank you.
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On  May 27, 2013Rachel Lynette answered:
I'm sorry you were disappointed. If you would like to pick out some other items in my store that equal the amount you paid, I will send them to you for free as compensation. Just email me at reallyrachel@gmail.com with your selections.
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Do you have any plans for something aligned with MyPlate for 1st and 2nd graders?
I love your stuff!
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On  March 31, 2012Rachel Lynette answered:
Not at this time...I was thinking about it, but I am not nearly as comfortable creating for 1-2 as I am for 3-6. Sorry!
On  October 2, 2011Rachel Lynn (TpT Seller) asked:
Let me know if I can help, I'm actually a SPED teacher for older kids, but cognitively they are anywhere from K-3.

Rachel
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On  October 2, 2011Rachel Lynette answered:
Rachel, that would be awesome actually. I just sent a note to one of my TpT primary buddies but it you have ideas I would love that! Of course you would get the unit for free. Can you email me at reallyrachel@gmail.com (TpT doesn't give buyer contact info)? Thanks!
On  October 2, 2011Rachel Lynn (TpT Seller) asked:
What a beautiful unit! - any chance you're working on a k-3 version? :)
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On  October 2, 2011Rachel Lynette answered:
I have thought about it...I think I need a partner in crime because honestly, K-2 is not my strong suit, but I think I have an idea for someone who might want to help! I'll keep you posted!
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My Plate Unit: 80 Pages Aligned w/ the New USDA Nutrition
My Plate Unit: 80 Pages Aligned w/ the New USDA Nutrition
My Plate Unit: 80 Pages Aligned w/ the New USDA Nutrition
My Plate Unit: 80 Pages Aligned w/ the New USDA Nutrition