MyPyramid for Kids
A child-friendly version of MyPyramid designed for 6-11 year olds.
Eat Smart. Play Hard.™ Materials
PDF sticker book and guidelines for ages 6-8 from the USDA.gov
Whole grains lesson plan
Scroll down to see the lessons; created for older adults but well-suited for use with children
Nutrition 2: Good Food, Good Health
Explore ways in which food provides energy and materials for our bodies. Grades 3-5
Nutrition 1: Food and the Digestive System
Students learn about the digestive system. To begin to explore where nutrients come from, as well as their importance for particular tasks in the body. Grades 3-5
Nutrition 3: Got Broccoli?
In this lesson, students are asked to look critically at the advertising claims of foods they eat, recognizing those that ascribe unrealistic, emotional, or psychological benefits to foods, rather than nutritional benefits. Students will then create an original advertising campaign for a "forgotten" vegetable, presenting compelling, factual information about the nutrients found in these foods and the benefits derived from them. grades 3-5
Students explore the concept of global interdependence by investigating the origins of the foods they eat. Students will recognize the fact that many of the foods they eat, and the ingredients that go into making them, are produced in other countries. They will speculate about why certain foods are produced in different regions of the world, and what might happen if the production and/or distribution of these goods was to stop. Grades 3-5
National Watermelon Promotion Board
Lessons, activity sheets, coloring pages and recipes are all downloadable for free. For more information or tools to assist you teach about nutrition
Healthy whole grains
Selection of grain resources from the Kansas State Research and Extension Office
Akamai means intelligence or common sense in Hawaiian and reflects the attitude of using the natural resources found in your own backyard to learn while doing. The folks at Akamai Backyard say they are "Helping to heal our planet, one backyard at a time."
Food Detectives Fight Bac
From Food Detectives.com
Food Safety Education For Kids & Teens
Be Food Safe Activity Book, Food Safety at Home Podcasts, Food Safety Mobile Game and more.
Fruit and Vegetable Publications
From the CDC.
The MyActivity Pyramid
The MyActivity Pyramid handout is based on the new 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPyramid. The handout is designed to help children ages 6 to 11 include a variety of physical activities in their daily lives. The 8.5- by 11-inch handout was piloted with more than 250 students in both urban and rural settings.
Find out how to take care of your body, eat healthy, and stay fit!
Pass the Plate
From Disney - Explore the global world of recipes.
Learn to be Healthy.org
With LearntobeHealthy.org, students can play cool health science education games and activities, explore interactive webquests, and learn ways to make their body strong and healthy. LearntobeHealthy's web-based kits meet many National and State Education standards and make health education fun.
Kidnetic.com - Move, Eat, Learn!
Body and Mind
From the CDC.
MyPyramid Blast Off Game
An interactive computer game where kids can reach Planet Power by fueling their rocket with food and physical activity. "Fuel" tanks for each food group help students keep track of how their choices fit into MyPyramid.
Food Is Elementary
Food is Elementary© (FIE) is a unique and vibrant curriculum introduced into schools and communities that teach children about food, nutrition, culture, and healthy living.
Nutrition: A Mini Unit
March National Nutrition Month - This unit will help you learn about making healthier food choices using interesting projects and age appropriate activities.
Students will learn the basics about cereal grains. They will learn the main seven types of grains, the nutritional value found in cereal, and they will cook with a grain.
The whole grain guide
lesson on what whole grains are and the health implications of avoiding them
Harvest of Fear
If you are including lessons of health and nutrition in your homeschool, don't miss this PBS website about the controversial topic of genetically modified (GM) foods. There is an accompanying teacher's guide for educators linked at the bottom.
Dairy Council of CA
Online interactive games for everyone; free resources for educators in CA