What's That Food? (pre-assessment)
Divide the class into groups of 4 student each.
Materials per Student Group
- Sheet of white construction or chart paper, 9 in. x 12 in.
- 4 brown paper lunch bags with food item (see Setup)
Materials per Student
- Hand lens (or magnifier)
- Copy of “Healthy Eating” student sheet (revised to use MyPlate.gov graphics)
Each group of students will observe and describe a different food item. To prevent students from identifying the foods assigned to other groups, keep all food items inside brown paper bags. Create a set of four identical bags for each group of students (this will allow each student to make his/her own observations). For example, each student in Group 1 will receive a bag with one piece of macaroni. Select a different food type for each student group. (See Sample Setup chart in the teacher’s guide.)
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My Health My World: National Dissemination
Grant Number: 5R25ES009259
The Environment as a Context for Opportunities in Schools
Grant Number: 5R25ES010698, R25ES06932