Lesson Plan

Healthy Eating

This App Flow shows how to teach children what is healthy for their bodies.
Adrienne D.
Early childhood provider
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My Grades Pre-K, K
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
Digitial Citizenship and EdTech Mentor
Objectives

Students will be able to make healthy food choices.

Studnets will be able to understand the components that make up a meal.

Students will be able to create a simple meal.

Students will be able to recognize restaurant names.

Students will be able to verbally share their memories of a restaurant. 

Subjects
English Language Arts
Math
Social Studies
Health & Wellness
Grades Pre-K
All Notes
Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 The Hook: Eat, Aet, Iat, Oat, Uat

Activity: Conversing

Openly discuss food. Ask the children what they like to eat.


Web responses of their favorite food.


Read: Food 

By: Susan Ring

Time for Kids Readers

Discuss where food comes from and how it gets to their plate.


Using Choose My Plate discuss the food groups. 

http://www.choosemyplate.gov/food-groups/


Sing: I Like to Eat

sound to A: 

I like to ate, ate, ate ay-ples and ba-nay-nays
I like to ate, ate, ate ay-ples and ba-nay-nays

Now change the vowel sound to E: 

I like to eat, eat, eat ee-ples and bee-nee-nees
I like to eat, eat, eat ee-ples and bee-nee-nees

Now change the vowel sound to I: 

I like to ite, ite, ite i-ples and bi-ni-nis
I like to ite, ite, ite i-ples and bi-ni-nis

Now change the vowel sound to O: 

like to ote, ote, ote oh-ples and bo-no-nos
I like to ote, ote, ote oh-ples and bo-no-nos

Now change the vowel sound to O: 

I like to ute, ute, ute uh-ples and bu-nu-nus
I like to ute, ute, ute uh-ples and bu-nu-nus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4AOHOdJ1Bk


Assign a lunch helper for each week.

Student Instructions

Draw a reflection of Food by Susan Ring

2 Direct Instruction: You are what you eat!

Activity: Presenting

Watch the YouTube Video: You are What You Eat

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzYegUZRnOE

Discuss what is healthy and what is not. 


Review MyPlate and the food groups

Vist: http://www.nourishinteractive.com/nutrition-tools-healthy-family/parents...

Ask children to click on the food groups and explore the components of each group. 


Cut and paste healthy foods from magazines. 


Complete Food Puzzle

Student Instructions

Homework: Complete Healthy Choices worksheet.

3 Guided Practice: When you go to a restaurant?

Activity: Drawing

Discuss different restaurants. Review Store Index Cards and ask each child to pick out their favorite store.

Ask the children to draw a picture of their family at that restaurant. Write the name of the restaurant. 


Read: Manners, Please

By Monica Halpern

Discuss manners and how we should behave when in a restaurant. Chart responses. 


Teacher should model acceptable behavior for the students. Pretend to be in a restaurant and show the class how to talk and eat. 


Using Skittles have each child graph the colors in their Skittle bag. 

4 Independent Practice: Food Options

Activity: Creating

Explore the school menus.

Ask the children open-ended questions. 

Ask the students to create a menu. 


Review MyPlate and food groups.

Using Dairy Council of California Healthy Eating Made Easy website test the children's knowledge of the food groups. 

http://www.healthyeating.org/Healthy-Kids/Kids-Games-Activities/My-Plate...


Create a cook book as a class. 

 

Student Instructions

Homework: Elmo's Happy Healthy Day


Ask families to send in family reciepes for cook book.

5 Wrap Up: Welcome to Jitta Bug Restaurant

Activity: Exploring

Ask the children what it means to be healthy. Chart responses. 


Ask the children to create their own restaurant in the class. Have the children take turns being guest and waiters. 


Using the Healthy Food Magnetic Game allow the students to create meals. 


Complete a class cooking activity such as a cake or fruit salad.