Yummy For My Tummy
This TopicQuest was designed for Mrs. Martin's Pre-Kindergarten Class at Clyattville Elementary School
 By Heather Snow, a Valdosta State University Preservice Teacher

food group

Eating healthy is very important.  Do you know that there is a food pyramid to help you choose foods that are good for you?  Well, there are six major food groups.  You need to eat the right serving size from all of the major food groups each day so you will have a strong and healthy body.  Can you name the different food groups?  Do you know the serving size of each food group?  What is your favorite food and do you know what food group it belongs to?

Food Pyramid Game

Grain Group


This group forms the bottom of the pyramid.  The grain group should make up the biggest part of what you eat all day.  Cereals, bread, rice and pastas are all part of the grain group, they are called carbohydrates.   Click on this site to find out more stuff on carbohydrates.  To learn more information on the grain group click on this site and learn about the grain group.

Fruit Group


Can you name some of the foods in the fruit group?  Look at this cool site on fruits.  What are your favorite fruits?  You need to have 2-4 servings of fruit and fruit juices a day.

Vegetable Group


Do you know what Vegetables are?  Do you know how many servings of vegetables you are suppose to have?  You need at least 2-3 servings from this group everyday.  What kind of vegetables do you like?

Meat Group


Chicken, pork chops, steak, hamburgers, fish, shrimp are in the meat group. You need at least 2-3 servings a day. Some vegetarians eat eggs, nuts and beans from this group.

Milk Group


Milk, cheese, and yogurt are a part of this group. You need at least 2-3 servings from this group a day. This group helps you build strong bones because you get a lot of calcium from these foods.

Others Category


This group contains sweets, oils and fats.  You do not need to eat a lot of food from this group because it is not very healthy.  Cake, candy and chips and some fried foods are known as junk food.  It is ok to eat them every now and then but do so in moderation.  Sugars and fats need to be natural,  that means they come from food that has natural sugar and/or fat already inside.  


Mission Activity

Imagine that you have just won a $100 gift certificate to buy groceries at the Publix Supermarket.  The only way you can use the gift certificate is to buy foods that belong in the food group pyramid.  The foods must be healthy, no junk food.  Remember to get enough food so you can eat the right serving size.  Visit the website below if you need to look at the food group information again.  Go to this website and click on the watch a cartoon to get more information on the food groups.  Feel free to check out  the serving sizes again.


Mission Steps
1.  Go to the website to watch the cartoon and to look at the serving sizes.
2.  Think about the healthy foods from the six food groups.
3.  Figure out what foods you would like to buy.
4.  Draw a picture of the foods that you would buy with your $100 gift certificate.
5.  Explain to the teacher why you drew the foods on your paper.

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