Nutrition Unit

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It is always a good idea to help students become more aware of the foods they are eating, and encourage them to make healthy choices. This unit provides activities that focus on math, language arts and nutrition. All activities are created to engage students in standards based learning, while also deepening their understanding of healthy food choices.

This unit includes:

6 food group posters- fruits, vegetables, grain, dairy, protein and junk food

9 activities:

Count and Match- Students count food items and match the correct numerical amount to the picture.

Count and Identify- Students count food items and trace, circle or write correct numerical amount based on their level.

Healthy Choices Pattern- Students will complete the pattern identifying the missing food(s). Patterns included: ABAB, AABAAB, and ABCABC

Peas in a Pod- Students will count and place the correct number of peas in each pod.

Capital and Lowercase- Students will identify capital and lowercase letter pairs by drawling lines and matching them.

Healthy vs. Unhealthy- Students will identify if foods are healthy or unhealthy and sort them in the correct category.

Food Groups- Students will identify the food group each item belongs in and color the food item based on its respective food group.

Fruits and Vegetables- Students sort fruits and vegetables based on their real life colors. This activity has two levels, one that allows students to simply sort based on color and one that allows students to color food item and then sort. This activity provides an opportunity to engage students in conversation about what they notice.

My Plate- Student will use their understanding of nutrition to build their own plate. Students will cut out food items and glue to plate template.

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69 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Count to answer “how many?” questions about as many as 20 things arranged in a line, a rectangular array, or a circle, or as many as 10 things in a scattered configuration; given a number from 1-20, count out that many objects.
Understand that the last number name said tells the number of objects counted. The number of objects is the same regardless of their arrangement or the order in which they were counted.
Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality.


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