Bobbing for Banapples
A health and nutrition lesson on how to recognize health information and identify types of food that help the body grow, such as fruits and vegetables.
• To apply information from the food guide pyramid to making healthy food choices.
• To examine and analyze food labels for nutritional content.
• To understand the vitamins in specific fruits and vegetables and the purpose of those vitamins.
Kindergarten - 1st Grade - 2nd Grade
Print the reading comprehension passage and questions (see below).
Students should read the passage silently, then answer the questions. Teachers may also use the text as part of a classroom lesson plan.
Copies of the food guide pyramid [ www.mypyramid.gov ] for each student, www.fruitsandveggiesmatter.gov information, copies of the American Dietetic Association [ADA] Nutrition Label information sheet, copies of blank "food journals" that the teacher prepares in advance of day one for students to log their food intake for two days.
Timeline: One week
1. Teacher explains the importance of identifying information that can help our health.
2. Teacher illustrates the types and sources of health information, from books, handouts, web sites.
Print this printable worksheet for this lesson: