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What's That Food? (pre-assessment)

Author(s): Nancy Moreno, PhD, and Barbara Tharp, MS.

Let's Talk About It

This activity teaches students that food comes in many forms, and that we need more servings of certain foods than others. 

Lead a class discussion, based on the information on students’ charts. Explain that all the foods observed and discussed are necessary, but that different amounts of each are recommended for optimum health. Conclude by using the "Healthy Eating" page. Ask students to identify the food group to which each food belongs. 

Have students work in their groups to create a menu for one day that includes appropriate numbers of servings from each food group.


Funded by the following grant(s)

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH

My Health My World: National Dissemination
Grant Number: 5R25ES009259
The Environment as a Context for Opportunities in Schools
Grant Number: 5R25ES010698, R25ES06932