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Health Education - 3rd Grade
Standard 6 Objective 1
2 class periods of 30 minutes each
Thinking & Reasoning
Students will create menus for fictitious restaurants in small groups. The class will use them as a basis to order a healthy meal and calculate the cost of the meal.
Poster of the Food Pyramid menus from local restaurants, calculators, pencils, paper
Needs to have taught the Food Guide Pyramid to the class. American Heart Association http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/
Students must be familiar with the Food Guide Pyramid. Students must know that food choices affect how they feel and how their bodies develop. Basic calculator skills are necessary.
Students will be able to make a menu for a fictitious restaurant that contains good food choices from each of the areas of the Food Pyramid. Students will be able to select from a menu a healthy meal choice. Students will be able to calculate how much a meal at a restaurant will cost.
Teacher groups the students, so they can be put in groups that will help each other.
Students could create their own restaurant menus. They could suggest ideas for their own school lunch. They could keep a food journal for a week. Collect menus from local restaurants to see how healthy the meals are and tally the costs.