Nutty About Nutrition
This topic Mini-Research & Literature Web Page
was developed  for Mrs. Heirs' Kindergarten Class at Quitman Elementary School
Designed By Lynnette Fykes, a Valdosta State University Preservice Teacher

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Do you know the basic food groups? There are six different basic food groups. Check out this site to learn all about the food groups.

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Do you know what foods are healthy for you, and what foods are not healthy? What should you eat for a balanced meal? Check out this cool site for the Nutrition Cafe.

What Vitamins should you take every day? What are these vitamins for? Click here to find out what you need to know about vitamins.

How do you know if it is safe to eat your food? How do you rid your food of bacteria? Click here to learn about bacteria.

Mini-Research Real-World Activity
Pretend you are working as a chef. You are having to prepare a meal for some very important people. You will want them to have a balanced meal. They will need something from each of the basic food groups.  To do this activity you will choose different foods from the cuttings provided and paste them onto the plates provided. You must make sure you have prepared a balanced meal.
Steps for Real-World Activity

1.  As you are exploring the food groups website think about the different types of foods you would eat at dinner.

2.  With the magazines clippings provided you should go through and find the different types of foods you like.

3.  With the three paper plates provided you will paste the correct foods on each plate.  Make sure the meal is balanced.
4.  When you have completed the meal give the plate to your teacher. Make sure you are able to identify what is on the plate and be able to explain why you put it on the plate.

Topic Literature Activity
The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Junk Food
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Topic Literature Actvity
Using Critical Thinking Questions

A. junk food basket Nutrition Explorations
B. Critical Thinking Quesions
    1. If you could be any character in the book, who would you be? Why?
    2. If you were in the race, would you be able to finish it?

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