I' m Hungry!
This TopicQuest was designed for Mrs. Martin's Pre-Kindergarten Class at Clyattville Elementary by Ekiyah Fulton, a Valdosta State University Preservice Teacher

Food pyramid

What is your favorite food?
Eating the right foods is very important. Knowing what foods to eat and how eating nutritious food is essential for a healthy body. How to eat healthy is something everyone needs to know. Do you know the food groups? Can you name them?

Fruit Group
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You should have at least 3-5 servings of fruit everyday. What is your favorite fruit? Is it apples, oranges, grapes or bananas.
Lets check out Dole 5 a Day !

Vegetable Group
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How many vegetables are you suppose to have everyday? YOU are right, at least 3-5 servings a day! Do you like your vegetables raw or cooked? Lets go to Broccoli Town to find out how important vegetables are to keep our bodies strong and healthy.
Milk/Dairy Group
Milk, chesse, and yogurt are a part of this group. You need at least 2-3 serving from this group a day. This group has a number of food full of calcium.
Meat Group
Chicken, pork chops, steak, hamburgers, fish, shrimp are in this group. You need at least 2-3 serving a day. Some vegetarians eat eggs, nuts and beans from this group.
Grain Group
Do you like bread, cereal, rice and pasta? These foods are a part of this food group. All of these groups are important for a healthy diet.
Other Group
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This group consist of sweets, oils and fats. You should not eat a lot of foods in this group. Candy, pies, fried foods and a lot of junk food are a part of this group.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. A good nutritious breakfast helps jump start your body for the day.
Lunch Time
Lets make lunch! Here are some suggestions for making a nutritious lunch.
It is okay to have a snack between meal as long as it is healthy. Cheese and crackers, apples, cookies, and raisins are all good healthy snack.
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What is for dinner? That is a good question. If you could make dinner what foods from what food group would you choose? Making good food choices is very important! Lets take a trip to the Nutrition Cafe.

Scenario Mission

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Pretend that you are a parent. You are going to the grocery store to buy food for your favorite meal. You need to think about all the food groups you have just learned about. You need food from all the food groups to make a healthy meal for your family. It might be a good idea if you have what you want to buy in mind before going to the store. Think about the foods you would have for dinner. Remember NO junk food. It is important that you chose your food carefully. Think about the things you learned from the wed-sites above. If you need help visit
Pork4Kids Food Fun.

Mission Steps

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1. Visit the web-site Pork4Kids Food Fun.
2. Think about the healthy foods your family might enjoy.
3. Decide what your favorite meal is for dinner.

4. Draw a picture of your favorite meal .
5.  Tell why it is your favorite meal.

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