Exploring the Food Groups — Newsletter for Fifth Grade Curriculum Lesson 1: Nutrients

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Let's Go ExploringSarah Wood
Curriculum Coordinator

This newsletter corresponds with Lesson 1 of the Show Me Nutrition Fifth Grade curriculum. There are many different nutrients that we need each day to stay healthy and to prevent disease. This newsletter explains how each food group helps give us the nutrients that we need daily to stay healthy. Tips to making healthy foods a quick and easy choice are also included.

Publications numbers for fifth grade newsletters are: N180 (Lesson 1), N181 (Lesson 2), N182 (Lesson 3), N183 (Lesson 4), N184 (Lesson 5), N185 (Lesson 6), N186 (Lesson 7), N187 (Lesson 8), N188 (Lesson 9), and N190 (Lesson 10).


  • MyPlate
  • Nutrients
  • Vitamins
  • Nutrition
  • Snacks
  • Healthy eating


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