Today we studied what healthy meals are and that we need to eat some of each food group everyday.
A Beka Grade 2 Health, Safety, & Manners Lesson 4-5
Breakfast -dairy, protein, fruit, grain
Lunch -dairy, protein, vegetable, grain
Dinner -dairy, protein, vegetable or fruit, grain
- What is an example of a good breakfast?
- What is an example of a good lunch?
- What is an example of a good dinner?
I found this fun Food Math paper for J and I to work on.
Healthy Food From A to Z
We wrote out a healthy food for each letter of the alphabet.
I printed out the coloring sheet from ChooseMyPlate.gov for J to draw a healthy meal on.
Fat in the Snack
Discuss: The smallest part of the food pyramid is the fats and oils part. We should eat very little from this section each day.
- 5 Brown paper lunch bag
- 5 Various Snacks
- Graph Paper
- 5 Transparencies
- Draw the biggest circle you can on the outside of about 5 lunch bags.
- Place a portion of you favorite snack on one lunch bag in the center of the circle.
- Then place a portion of different snacks each on a different bag in the center of the circle.
- Write the name of each snack on the top of the bags.
- Set the bags off to the side for a day and watch what happens.
- After a day notice the grease on the paper bag. Different foods have different amounts of fat.
- Copy the graph paper onto the 5 transparencies.
- Place a transparency on each paper bag and put a dot in each square that has grease under it.
- Write the name of the snack on the top of the transparency.
- Count how many squares have dots on it and write that number at the bottom of the transparency.
- Make a bar graph on you paper that has the name of the snacks along the bottom and count by 10′s along the side. Make a title at the top of your graph.
- Color in the bars according to the numbers on the transparencies.
Nutrition Unit Study