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Teacher Lesson Plan - My Plate

Jan 19, 2012
About this Lesson Plan
  • Subject: Health/Nutrition/Computer Skills
  • Duration: 20-40 minutes
  • Grades: 2-5
  • Ages: 6-13
  • Reading Levels: Basic
  • Prerequisite Knowledge and Skills: Basic knowledge of the My Plate or Food Pyramid, Basic computer & mouse skills

Talking My Plate


Topic/Task Objective  Domain and Level 
Reinforce reading skills.
Students will select the food 
groups they come across with 
Chef Solus.
Cognitive – Comprehension
Cognitive – Synthesis  
Promote good nutritional 
Students will classify the food 
group based on each section of 
their plate.
Cognitive – Comprehension 
Reinforce the recognition of 
food groups
Students will select particular 
foods from the plate and 
recognize what each section 
Affective – Responding
Promote keyboard/computer 
Students will use the mouse to 
select each section of their 
Psychomotor – Coordination 


My Plate 
The students will build their knowledge of the importance of having a balanced meal.  This is a quick 
and informative activity for students to understand the portions they need from protein, grains, 
vegetables, fruits, and dairy. Students will be able to understand the portions they need from every 
meal after they have interacted with “My Plate”.  As you put the cursor on each word, Chef Solus
gives you facts for each section of your plate. 
Keyboard commands for nutrition game:  
Mouse: To view each section of your plate, you have to put the mouse on the specific word and 
hold. Then, there will be a description of the specific section of food on the bottom of the page.
Computer and Internet access, the latest Flash and Shockwave players installed, download free from 
Teaching Tips:
Review the food pyramid and colors for each section with your students to implement previous 
knowledge. Create pictures of the foods that are grains, proteins, grains, vegetables, fruits, and 
dairies. This will allow the students to classify each food into each food group. If you would like a 
hands on activity, create at least 12 to 14 bags with different kinds of grains, proteins, vegetables, 
fruits, and dairies in each bag. Allow your students to have a partner and have them group their 
items into 5 groups. 
1. Have students create an art project using one piece of construction paper, 2 white paper plates, and 
crayons. Students will be able to create their own plate of what they think needs to be on their plate 
(this is before you show them “My Plate”). This should be individual work. This will allow the 
students to have ownership of what they believe needs to be on their plates. Have the students divide 
one paper plate into 5 sections. For younger students, you may need to prepare the plates for your 
2. Explain the importance of each food group.  Have the students draw what they think needs to be in 
each section of their plate.  This will allow students and teachers to understand their background 
knowledge of what is expected on their plate. 
3. Guide the students to “Talking My Plate”. 
After “My Plate” activity have your students take their second plate and divide the plate into 5 
sections.  Have your students create a second plate by having them draw what needs to be in each 
section (protein, fruit, vegetables, dairy, and grain). This will allow your students to create and 
choose the foods they think need to be in each section of their plate. Allow the students to discuss 
their plates to a partner or in front of class.  This will allow the student to have inquiry during your 
For younger students, allow them to do the same assessment, but with a partner.  Your younger 
students will need more support during this portion. This will allow your student to develop more 
confidence in their abilities. 


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Written on Jan 19, 2012Last updated on Aug 01, 2012


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Friday, May 25, 2012 @ 07:03 PM

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gracias por tanta informacion q es muy valiosa para nosotros como padres

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