Reflection: Performance Tasks It's A Balancing Act-Exploring MyPlate - Section 3: Activity


The students really enjoyed this activity.  They had fun deciding what foods to put on their plate and I was pleased with the quality of work.  The students put a lot of thought into their decisions about what to put on their plates.  I was able to determine if the students understood what foods belonged to what food group and how to select a balanced meal.

After the students completed the activity, I laminated their plates.  The students were able to take them home and use them as placemats to remind them about making healthy choices for meals.  They were so excited!  They couldn't wait to take the placemats home.

I think we often underestimate the knowledge and influence that kindergarteners possess.  I had several parents comment on how their children were critically analyzing their food choices and meals.  They really are little sponges that soak up so much information.  Even though this performance task took quite a bit of time, I was able to use it as an informal assessment, but more importantly, it is influencing food choices in 18 houses. 

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It's A Balancing Act-Exploring MyPlate

Unit 3: Exploring Nutrition
Lesson 6 of 9

Objective: Students will demonstrate knowledge of a balanced menu by creating a MyPlate menu.

Big Idea: During this lesson, students will learn how MyPlate is a simple way to create a balanced meal.

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Science, Nutrition, food, bone
  40 minutes
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