Square Meal Comics
Health behaviors and health information application
• Describe food combinations and food groups in a balanced diet such as a food pyramid through artistic avenues.
Second Grade - Third Grade - Fourth Grade
Print the lesson plan (see below).
Carton clip of Sponge Bob Squarepants, copies of USDA Food Guide Pyramid at www.mypyramid.gov, computers/lab, journal, pencils, books/internet resources of
various children's comic strips and how to write/layout/design a comic strip, magazines and other sources for graphics/illustrations such as markers, colors, etc. Also, students will need black construction paper, glue sticks and blank white paper and/or lined notebook paper.
Timeline: One to two weeks
1. Teacher explains what a "square meal" is NOT:
a. a meal served on a square wooden plate
b. a meal eaten by Sponge Bob
2. Teacher reviews food pyramid while students research the web site in the computer lab. Students must identify five facts on the web site and write the facts in their journal.
Print this printable worksheet for this lesson: