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Eat the Rainbow!

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Barb Smith


Springville Elementary School

St. Clair County Schools


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

Length: 04:00

Content Areas: Health and Physical Education

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

HE1 (K)
12. Identify healthy foods, including snacks.
  • Recognizing the six food groups on MyPyramid
  • Identifying characteristics of various foods
  • Examples: taste, smell, color, texture
  • Locating the nutrition facts label on food products
    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
    HE1 (4)
    10. Explain relationships among nutrition, health, and wellness.
    Examples: impact of following national dietary guidelines, long-term effects of eating saturated fats, risks of excessive sugar and caffeine intake
  • Describing how media, culture, and availability influence food choices
  • Identifying safe food-handling practices
  • Example: following recommended cleaning, cooking, and storing practices


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