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Eat the Rainbow!
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Eating the same old fruits and vegetables? This podcast shows a variety of fruits and vegetables from which to choose.


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Don't play with your food, Eat it!
Overview:
Can you name the four main food groups? In this podcast, students will not only name them, but explain them in detail. The groups are divided up, and students will share important facts about each. There is also a short quiz at the end. We hope you enjoy learning about the four main food groups! 


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Food Smarts: My Pyramid for Kids
http://www.discovery...
In this lesson, students will identify the foods groups on the new food pyramid, select items from a food group and determine which ones are healthy, determine their recommended individual caloric intake, and create a menu of healthy food choices.

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Design-A-Meal
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In this lesson, students will create menus for fictitious restaurants in small groups. The class will use them as a basis to order a healthy meal and calculate the cost of the meal.

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Kids World - Nutrition
http://www.agr.state...
Welcome to the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' Kids World Web Page. This site has many games, quizzes and informational worlds created for exploration.

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Kids World - Nutrition
http://www.agr.state...
Welcome to the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' Kids World Web Page. This site has many games, quizzes and informational worlds created for exploration.

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The Food Pyramid Webquest
http://teacherweb.co...
In this webquest, the fruits and vegitables are beginning to lose nutritional value at the store since they are not being sold. Students are to create a brochure promoting healthy eating to boost healthy sale at any local supermarket.

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