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Food and nutrition is a fun unit to teach. This pack contains food themed literacy games, activities, worksheets and graphic organizers to use with any food based fiction or non-fiction book. Reinforce the five food groups with posters and an individual workbook for your students. Encourage their writing by having them interview a piece of fruit or make a 'not wanted' poster for an unhealthy food. There is so much to do in this food and nutrition unit!


- 5 Food Posters – fruit, vegetables, dairy, protein and grains

- Food pictures for cutting and sorting

- Food fiction book list

- 5 Literacy centers
• Food Fun – A board game for 2 to 4 players. Children determine how many syllables are in each word. A related worksheet is included.
• Compound Words (a game for 2 to 4 players) Players find the two words that will make the food themed compound word. A related worksheet is included.
• Rhyming Match – Children find both sides of the puzzle piece to make a match. A recording sheet is included.
• Singular or plural word picture sort- includes picture cards, sorting mat and recording sheet
• Short and long vowel picture sort - includes picture cards, sorting mat and recording sheet

Fun worksheets
• Label the hamburger
• Scrambled sentence
• Alphabetical order
• Read the sentence and draw the picture
• 2 make-a-words - use letter tiles to make words then unscramble to letters to make the mystery word (answer sheet included)
• Word search – use the left over letters to complete the sentence
• Rhyming words
• Nouns and adjectives – match a food based noun to an adjective that best describes it
• Letter tiles – use the letter tiles to spell the word
• Synonyms – color the sausage pairs if they are synonyms
• Antonyms - color the apple pairs if they are antonyms
• Tiny words – find the words in tiny print in the picture, rearrange them to make a sentence
• Mixed up sentences – unscramble the sentences and then write your own

Writing activities -
• Interview a fruit – answer the questions to provide answers for your chosen fruit.
• What am I riddles – answer the riddles then make your own.
• Class book- children finish the sentence to state what makes the best pizza in the world or the best sandwich in the world. Staple the answers along with the title page to make a class book.
• Make a healthy lunch – children draw a healthy lunch then list what they included in the lunchbox
• Making a pizza procedure – children list the steps involved in making a pizza
• Making a sandwich procedure – children list the steps involved in making a sandwich
• Finish the story about making a milkshake
• Finish the story about the cookie
• ‘Not Wanted’ poster – make a poster for an unhealthy food
• ‘Wanted’ poster – make a poster for a healthy food

Graphic organizers - 16 reading response sheets to use with any food themed book (fiction and non-fiction) covering characters, plot, setting, main idea, cause and effect, fact and opinion, making connections, problem and solution, listing the facts and new vocabulary.

Nutrition activities
• My food groups booklet – children read the food groups information and then list or draw the foods that belong in each group.
• Can, have, are charts for each food group
• Nutrition worksheet on identifying which food comes from an animal and which from a plant
• Eat a rainbow – children list the foods that belong to each color group
• Comparing foods – choose two foods and list how they are different and alike
• A trip to the market (healthy food) – children draw or cut and paste the foods they think are healthy
• A healthy plate – Use the food pictures or alternatively draw the correct foods on the healthy plate.

100 pages of resources, games and worksheets! Don't forget to download the preview for a closer look at what this food and nutrition resource includes.

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Food and Nutrition Literacy Centers
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Food and Nutrition Literacy Centers