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A reading lesson on healthy eating habits.
 

HEALTH, FOOD, AND NUTRITION:

Phytochemicals in your Food

A health and nutrition lesson on phytochemicals in your food. Includes printable teaching reading comprehension lesson worksheets.

Suggested Grades:

3rd Grade - 4th Grade - 5th Grade

 

Objectives:

  • Students will be able to state the definition of phytochemicals.
  • Students will be able to describe the health benefits of phytochemicals.
  • Students will be able to explain why it is better to eat whole fruits and vegetables than to take nutritional supplements.
  • Students will be able to state that giving fruits and vegetables color is one property of phytochemicals.
  • Students will be able to name some phytochemicals.
  • Students will be able to name fruits or vegetables that contain carotenoids and identify them by their orange color.

 

  

 
 
 

 

PHYTOCHEMICALS LESSON

 

Directions:

Print the Phytochemicals in your Food 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.

 

Lesson Excerpt

Did you know that the fruits and vegetables you eat are loaded with chemicals? The chemicals in fruits and vegetables are called phytochemicals (pronounced “fight-o-chemicals”), to be exact. Not only that, but these chemicals are good for you! Is it hard to believe that chemicals can be good for you? Well, in this case, it's true! “Phyto” is a Greek word that means plant, so phytochemicals are natural parts of plants.

One of the most important reasons for eating fruits and vegetables is for the phytochemicals they contain. Phytochemicals are very powerful. They are chemicals that are made by nature, not in factories. They are parts of fruits and vegetables that work with vitamins and other nutrients to help protect your body from many serious diseases. Because of the way phytochemicals work together with vitamins, for example, eating fresh fruits and vegetables is better for you than taking vitamin pills alone, even though it is sometimes easier to just take a pill.

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Phytochemicals in your Food Lesson

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