This guide was designed by registered dietitian nutritionists to make it easy to teach nutrition as a stand-alone topic or as part of core curriculum subjects such as math or science. The guide includes food model cutouts, as well as lesson plans, games, and activities for using the Food Models as teaching tools.
“Every kid can have a MyPlate adventure! Make your way through all the food groups with these fun games.”
“Fizzy’s goal is to provide an informative overview of food and nutrition topics with an emphasis on fruits, vegetables and whole grains. The Lunch Lab will provide practical and positive examples of healthy eating and regular exercise within the framework of an entertaining format.”
“Through classroom taste tests and hands-on cooking experiences, students increase nutritional awareness, their willingness to try new foods, and their ability to make healthy choices.”
“No matter the season or the weather MyPlate has resources to help you find a healthy eating style. They have activities that bring the five food groups to life and make food fun all year long. Check out their seasonal pages for ideas, tips, and more!”
MyPlate Quizzes are educational quizzes on each “MyPlate Group” including dairy, grains, vegetables, protein, and fruit.
“The MyPlate Plan shows your food group targets – what and how much to eat within your calorie allowance. Your food plan is personalized, based on your age, sex, height, weight, and physical activity level. The MyPlate Plan is also available in Spanish.”