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Don't play with your food, Eat it!

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Lynne Sullivan


Vestavia Hills Elementary Central School

Vestavia Hills City Schools


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! 

Length: 02:22

Content Areas: Health and Physical Education

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

HE1 (2)
9. Identify the six major nutrients.
Examples: carbohydrates, fats, proteins, water, vitamins, minerals
HE1 (3)
8. List a food source for each of the major nutrients.
proteins and fats—meat
carbohydrates and vitamins—vegetables
water and minerals—fruit
HE1 (3)
9. Identify portion sizes and number of daily servings needed from each food group using MyPyramid.
  • Choosing food and beverages based on balance, moderation, and variety
  • Explaining nutrient and caloric information found on a nutrition facts label
    HE1 (4)
    9. Utilize information on food labels to determine the nutritional value of various foods.
  • Describing healthy meals and snacks


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