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Exploring the Food Groups10 lessons

Students will use the current USDA food graphic, and will be encouraged to eat a variety of food from the five food groups each day. They learn about key nutrients that the body needs to stay healthy and the best ways to ensure their bodies get the types of healthy foods they need. The importance of physical activity, body acceptance, food choices and truth in advertising are also addressed. Each lesson contains learning objectives, supplies needed, core activities and additional activities. Lessons have been cross-referenced with the Missouri Grade Level Expectations and National Health Standards. Classroom handouts are included.

The curriculum is three-hole punched and comes with a cover and spine that can be slipped into a binder with clear front and side pockets.

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).


  • Food groups
  • Body image
  • Advertising
  • Why we eat
  • Physical activity
  • Nutrition
  • Health
  • Fruits
  • Grains
  • Protein foods
  • Vegetables
  • Calcium


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Publication No. SMN502
Price $45