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Topic: Nutrition: 

Grade Level: Kindergarten  

District Health Standard: Identify Foods

Lesson Summary: The students will identify foods using the 5 food groups.

Textbook Connections McGraw-Hill Health, Chapter 5, Nutrition Lesson  11 (Food in Your Body) and Lesson 12 (Healthful Meals and Snacks)
McGraw-Hill Health Web-Linked Activities

Materials: Food items (pictures, real, or plastic) and a Venn Diagram

Technology: Internet, KidPix, Digital Camera, Lightspan

Instructional Input:

1. Show pictures or real/plastic food Items from the fruit group. Have students identify the name of each food

2. Choose 2 fruit Items (for example apple, orange) Discuss similarities and differences of the food Items

3. Complete a Venn Diagram of the 2 fruits.

4. Continue this lesson using the other food groups

Centers

Art Center:  Have students cut food pictures from magazines and paste onto paper plates to create a meal.

Dramatic Play Center:  Set up center as a grocery store, restaurant, or fruit stand.

Writing Center:  Students will write a grocery list.  Teacher will provide poster/chart with food pictures and words to choose from.

Computer Center:  Use Kindergarten story to hyperlink to nutrition games.

Manipulative Center:  Students will use plastic foods to sort Into groups.  Students could use a graph mat to graph food Items.

WebQuest: What Food is That?

Web Sites

Banana Dot-to-Dot
http://www.bananaland.com.au/games/dottodot/one.htm

Dole Five a Day
http://www.dole5aday.com/

Healthy Kids Concentration
http://www.state.tn.us/health/java/concentration/

Kellogg's Concentration
http://kelloggs.com/nutrition/nutritioncamp/fun/match.html 

Let's Make Breakfast
http://www.sesameworkshop.org/parents/deliciousfun/breakfast/0,1990,,00.html

Nutrition Cafe
http://www.exhibits.pacsci.org/nutrition/

Tic-Tac-Bologna
http://www.kraftfoods.com/oscar-mayer/fun/ttt.cgi

Connected Stories or Books:
Gregory the Terrible Eater,
Mitchell Sharmat
Bread, Bread, Bread,
Ann Morris
Stone Soup, Marcia Brown

Authors: Linda Miller & Joan Boles

TIPS - Technology Tools to teach District Standards

Linda Carlton

Last Update:

Dr. Jeri Carroll
Tonya Witherspoon
Wichita Public Schools

2001

Wichita State University