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Five Food Groups (K-2)

9 minutes
Primary subjects: 
Health
Grade: 
Kindergarten, 1, 2
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This lesson includes a discussion of the five food groups and a list of healthy foods from each group. At the end of this lesson, students should be able to identify a balanced diet and why a balanced diet is important. Lastly, they will discuss why good foods are beneficial and why bad foods should be limited.

Key objectives for students
Expose students to the five food groups
Identify the five food groups
List healthy foods in each food group
Discuss why it is important to eat a balanced diet
Discuss foods that should be limited in our diets
Secondary subjects
Agriculture Science, Health and Nutrition
Topics
Healthy choices regarding food, Five food groups, Nutritional benefits of healthy food
Skills
Communication skills
Values
Curiosity, Optimism
Methods
Real-World Application
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