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34 resources with the concept balanced meals

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Catching a Balanced Diet

For Teachers 1st
First graders explore the importance of balanced meals. They play a fishing game to help them select foods to make up a balanced meal.
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Healthy Eating

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders learn the five basic food groups and what each one consists of. They develop an understanding of why eating healthy is important. They have background knowledge in healthy eating due to the exposure in previous health...
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Balanced Meal Planner

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students use an online website to select foods and put them onto a plate to see if they have made healthy and balanced meals. In this healthy meals lesson plan, students review the food pyramid before this activity.
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Food Pyramid

For Teachers 1st
First graders examine the different levels of the food pyramid and plan a healthy meal. They discuss the food pyramid and read about nutrition using a variety of resources. Using Kidspiration computer software, they plan a...
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For Teachers 3rd
Student analyze pictures of food items to determine which of the six food pyramid groups they belong to. They tape the pictures onto a poster of the food pyramid. Upon completing the food pyramid, they draw balance meals on paper plates...
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Balanced Meals

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore the importance of eating a balanced meal. They observe a video of people suffering from malnutrition, eating disorders, and obesity. They plan a balanced lunch menu for a week.
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Brown Bagging It

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students analyze brown bag lunches and choose appropriate foods to make a nutritious balanced meal. They examine the calorie and nutrient content of the chosen meal and modify the contents as necessary.
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Food Group Concentration

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students play a game of concentration using various foods to make matches. A match consists of foods from the same food group or combination foods that contain the same combination of food groups.
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Moving Down the Line

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students examine food models to determine what food group they belong to and create a balanced meal as they travel through a mock cafeteria buffet line.
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Math Nutrition

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders use nutritional knowledge to plan balanced meals and use grocery store flyers to calculate costs of the meals. They create word problems using these flyers.