4 minutes



What do I eat, and where does it come from?
Where does my food come from?
What exactly is food, and what are some of the different reasons we value it?
There are so many foods to choose from. How can we make healthy choices?
How do we know which foods are healthy for us?
How does our school compare to other schools around the world in terms of the healthfulness of the food served to students and staff?
Which plants and which parts of plants do we eat and why?
45 minutes


In this lesson, students recognize that healthy food comes from nature and that humans eat plants, especially seeds, fruits, and vegetables. They explore examples of a variety of fresh seeds, fruits, and vegetables that are offered to them. With prompting and support, they learn the parts of the plants as they explore the parts we usually eat: seeds, stems, leaves, roots, fruits, and nuts. To conclude, students help to prepare a salad with a variety of fruits and vegetables, and then they enjoy the tasty finished product together!