ALEX Classroom Resource


Healthy Eating

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Healthy Eating


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Type: Lesson/Unit Plan


This classroom resource is a lesson plan for teaching students about healthy eating. The lesson begins with an activity in which students consider two plates of food: one composed of healthy choices and one composed of less healthy choices. Students then learn about the importance of nutrition, watch a video about healthy eating habits, and discuss the role of fruits and vegetables in a healthy diet. Next, students investigate snacks and learn about the difference between "every day" and "sometimes" foods. They watch a video about how to choose healthy snacks and then participate in an activity that challenges them to make healthy choices while preparing a plate of food for a friend. Finally, students learn about where to find both "every day" and "sometimes" foods.

This alignment results from the ALEX Health/PE COS Resource Alignment Summit.

Content Standard(s):
Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: K
K.1.2) Identify healthy food choices.

Example: MyPlate

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 1
1.7.1) Identify healthy practices and behaviors to maintain and improve personal health.

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 2
2.1.1) Describe behaviors that enhance physical and mental health.

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 3
3.5.1) Discuss the consequences of possible choices when making a health decision.

Examples: healthy snack vs. junk food, outdoor activity vs. video games, active vs. sedentary, implications of not following established rules

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 4
4.1.2) Compare unhealthy and healthy eating patterns, including eating in moderation.

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 5
5.1.1) Draw conclusions about the relationship between healthy behaviors and personal health.

Tags: healthy behavior, healthy eating, healthy food
License Type: Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives
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Partnered Event: Health/PE COS Summit
AccessibilityVideo resources: includes closed captioning or subtitles

The Healthy Eating lesson plan includes background reading, two short videos, and discussion questions. PBS LearningMedia is a free resource. Teachers can create an account and assign the resource to students on Google Classroom.  

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Author: Michelle Frye
The event this resource created for:Health/PE COS Summit