School Lunch: Grades 3-5

Two lessons encourage scholars to make smart food choices. Lesson one challenges participants to create a five-day meal plan. In lesson two, learners pack an imaginary lunch, drawing pictures on a printable lunch bag divided into food group sections. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Research lunch items pupils consume from around the world
  • Copy lunch ideas into a packet, pass one out to learners as a cookbook for lunch ideas
  • If teaching remotely, invite class members to have lunch together virtually
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires copies and computers with internet access
  • Emphasize the term balanced over healthy—there might be a wide range of food security in your classroom, be conscious of those that may not afford foods deemed healthy, but still obtain proper nutrition from balanced meals
Pros
  • A quiz measures comprehension
  • Includes ideas to extend the learning experience
Cons
  • None