This lesson with its ongoing activity is designed for those Special Education classes that prepare a meal as part of the daily living skills curriculum. It is appropriate for students with special needs from kindergarten through high school. But it can be used as a separate activity in any classroom where a unit on nutrition is taught.
The cornerstone of eating a well-balanced diet is making good food choices. This leads to a healthy life style. For too long, families have been choosing high-fat, high-sugar, processed foods. Advertising of these unhealthy choices is very appealing to kids. Making healthy choices can be fun and appealing. It’s all in the delivery of the message.
This lesson contains directions for making a large classroom graphic with pictures in each food group, a menu planner, and a placemat.