Food and Nutrition Lesson Plans, Activities, Printables, and Teaching Ideas


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Classifying Healthy Food vs Junk Food File Folder Game
The file folder game “Healthy Food vs Junk Food” can be used for preschool to kindergarten or special needs students. The objective is to classify the pictures under either HEALTHY FOOD or JUNK FOOD. This game can be used in conjunction with lessons about classifying. This activity helps students learn to sort, classify, and distinguish between a variety of objects.

Fantastic Food: Theme Extension Activities for Grades 1-3
Cross-curricular unit enables students to extend their understanding of current health and nutrition issues through a series of investigative tasks.

Fruit & Veggie Sort Learning Center
This cute learning center features fruits and veggies! Perfect for nutrition, senses, or science units. Includes: Center Signs, Check off List, Cards with names (66), and Cards without names (66).

Lesson Plans and Theme Resources

Nutrition Unit (Preschool, K)
February is Nutrition Month. Several activities for learning about foods and nutrition.

Food & Nutrition @ Little Giraffes Teaching Ideas  (Preschool, K)
Photos and ideas for teaching a theme about food.

Food and Nutrition Theme (Preschool-K)
Printable activities, resources, crafts, and lessons for young children.

Eat Right! (1-4)
A nutritional art activity.

Leafy Greens Lesson Plans (3-5)
Students are led through activities across the core curriculum by a team of five dinosaur characters dressed in baseball uniforms who are the “Cruciferous Crusaders” All-Star Cancer Fighting Baseball Team.

MyPyramid for Kids (All ages)
Printable resources and classroom materials from the USDA.

Nutrition Lesson Plans – Fun Hands-on Activities  (3-5)
Students learn about the four food groups by cutting pictures of food out of newspapers to make projects.

Nutrition Education Resources
Lesson Plan Collection: Ten lesson plan activities for K-2, 5 activities for grades 3-5, and 16 more lessons for preschool through secondary.


Ten Tips Nutrition Education Series
Easy-to-follow tips in PDF format. These are a great resource for learning how to eat healthy and correctly teach students.

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