Let`s Go Banapples
How to recognize health information, and identify types of food that help the body grow, such as fruits and vegetables, while articulating their knowledge through writing.
• To transfer knowledge of nutritional information to writing. To strengthen healthy behaviors while creating an awareness of fruits as a healthy breakfast and/or a snack.
First Grade - Second Grade - Third Grade
Print the lesson plan (see below).
Student journals and pencils, www.fruitsandveggiesmatter.gov information, various pictures of apples and bananas, copies of the banana poem and the apple poem [below]
Timeline: One week
1. Teacher reviews information on the www.fruitsandveggiesmatter.gov web site - suggest downloading coloring book sheets off the internet from various sources of an apple and a banana for the students to color.
2. Teacher reviews the vitamin content in the apple and the banana referencing the nutrition label for each fruit, and discussing the role of each vitamin as it grows our bodies.
Print this printable worksheet for this lesson: