Nutrition Education Resources

Fuel Up to Play 60 provides fun, focused ways for students to make their school a healthier place. Students can help design and lead these programs or even create their own-with a little help from you. These resources will help you and your students plan for, implement, promote and evaluate the Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Plays your team selects. The lessons in this section support the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Transport your 2nd graders back to the time of castles and dragons where they learn the basics of healthy eating from Little D the Five-Food-Group Dragon and his Royal Food Family friends. Ten story-based activities that help students develop reading, writing, listening and speaking skills, support the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate, and supplement your language arts program.

Activity 1 - Meet the Royal Family K-2 Cross-Curricular, Movement, Reading/LA View Lesson
Activity 2 - Sir Milkford and Lady Holly's Milk Group K-2 Cross-Curricular, Movement, Reading/LA View Lesson
Activity 3 - King Henry's Meat Group K-2 Cross-Curricular, Movement, Reading/LA View Lesson
Activity 4 - Princess Peapod's Vegetable Group K-2 Cross-Curricular, Movement, Reading/LA View Lesson
Activity 5 - Queen Anna Banana's Fruit Group K-2 Cross-Curricular, Reading/LA View Lesson
Activity 6 - Prince Waffle's Grain Group K-2 Cross-Curricular, Movement, Reading/LA View Lesson
Activity 7 - We Need All Five! K-2 Cross-Curricular, Movement, Reading/LA View Lesson
Activity 8 - Dragon's Tail K-2 Reading/LA View Lesson
Activity 9 - Smart Snacking Dragon K-2 Cross-Curricular, Reading/LA View Lesson
Activity 10 - Healthfully Ever After K-2 Cross-Curricular, Mathematics, Reading/LA View Lesson

Hold on and get ready for a trip around the globe with expert sleuths Arianna Bones and Marcus Muscleman. Students solve nutrition mysteries to learn about healthy eating in Antarctica, on the Orient Express and at other exciting venues. During this eight-activity program that supports the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate, and supplements your language arts and health curricula, students record their global adventures in nutrition journals.

The following activities use Dairy Council's colorful Food Models to teach nutrition basics. Each Food Model pictures a food in its recommended serving size, and provides information on the back similar to that found on food labels. Food Models can be ordered from the National Dairy Council (limited supply), however, food pictures, food packages and nutrition labels can also be used for these activities.

1 - Five Food Group Bingo Elementary Cross-Curricular, Reading/LA View Lesson
2 - Brown Bagging it Elementary & Secondary Cross-Curricular, Reading/LA View Lesson
3 - Food Group Concentration K-2 Cross-Curricular, Reading/LA View Lesson
4 - Fishing for Foods Game K-2 Cross-Curricular, Movement View Lesson
5 - Food Model Go Fish Elementary Cross-Curricular, Reading/LA View Lesson
6 - Label It Nutrition Elementary & Secondary Cross-Curricular, Mathematics, Reading/LA View Lesson
7 - Food Model Mobiles Elementary Cross-Curricular, Reading/LA View Lesson
8 - 20 Questions Elementary Cross-Curricular, Mathematics View Lesson
9 - Moving Down the Line Elementary & Secondary Cross-Curricular, Reading/LA View Lesson
10 - Concentration PreK/K Cross-Curricular, Reading/LA View Lesson
11 - Happy Food Song PreK/K Cross-Curricular, Movement View Lesson
12 - Where Food Grows PreK/K Cross-Curricular, Reading/LA View Lesson
13 - From Moo to You PreK/K Cross-Curricular, Mathematics, Movement View Lesson
14 - Get a Feel for Food PreK/K Cross-Curricular, Reading/LA View Lesson
15 - Let's Go on a Hunt PreK/K Cross-Curricular, Reading/LA View Lesson
16 - Food Rainbow PreK/K Cross-Curricular, Mathematics, Reading/LA View Lesson