Make a Healthy Menu
Explore a variety of healthy foods to make a menu.
Big Idea: Choosing healthy foods everyday help you live a healthy lifestyle
- Gregory the Terrible Eater, by Mitchell Sharmat
- Magazine pictures or other pictures of food from the five food groups: (grains, vegetables, fruits, dairy, protein)
- Construction paper
- Read the book Gregory the Terrible Eater and discuss.
- Explain to the children they are each going to make a menu for a restaurant that serves only healthy meals and include “anytime” foods.
- Remind them they have to include food from each of the five food groups.
- Children can choose pictures and arrange them either as meals, foods representing the five food groups, or other ideas they might have.
- Have children name their restaurant, add the name to their menu, and suggest they add an illustration to their menu.
Q. What are the five main food groups?
A. Vegetables, Fruit, Grains, Dairy, and Protein.
Q. What is the sixth food group?
A. The Fats food group.
Q. Which food groups are “anytime” foods?
A. Vegetables, Fruits, Dairy, and Protein.
Q. Which food groups are “sometimes” foods?
A. The fats food group.
Q. What are some of your favorite fruits to eat?
Q. What are some of your favorite Vegetables to eat?
20.A Know and apply the principles and components of health-related fitness.
21.A Demonstrate individual responsibility during group physical activities.
22.A Explain the basic principles of health promotion, illness prevention and safety.
23.B Explain the effects of health-related actions on the body systems.
24.B Apply decision-making skills related to the protection and promotion of the individual.
31.A Develop a positive self-concept.
Anytime Foods: Foods from the Vegetable, Fruit, Dairy, Grains and Protein food groups
Sometimes Foods: Foods from the fats food group