Gardening | Grades Kindergarten-2 | Math, Science, Language Arts, Social Studies, Physical Education

What We Eat – Part 1

Students will sort fruits and vegetables by examining plants – grown in the school garden, purchased in the market, or featured in models or pictures – into the parts of the plant eaten as food, identify a serving size, and locate where on MyPlate the food belongs.

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Gardening | Grades Kindergarten-2 | Science, Language Arts, Health, Physical Education

My Garden, MyPlate

Students will become familiar with the foods they eat and healthy eating habits while learning about the MyPlate food categories.

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Gardening | Grades Kindergarten-2 | Social Studies, Physical Education, Science, Language Arts

Salad Rap – Part 1

Students create a rap song/chant and dance promoting the components of their favorite salad, and use chant as a device to remember that plants do not eat and only plants produce food.

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Gardening | Grades Kindergarten-2 | Physical Education, Math, Language Arts, Health

Vegetable Relay

Students will match vegetable seeds with the vegetable and learn a basic food fact about each then participate in a relay.

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Gardening | Grades 3-5 | Science, Language Arts, Health, Physical Education

A Rainbow of Nutrition

Students will research foods made from plant families (with support as needed), identify family members and common nutrients and create artwork of one family group or a food made from that family.

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Gardening | Grades 3-5 | Math, Language Arts, Art, Physical Education

It’s on the Label

Learning to read and utilize food labels and information from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, students will compare nutritional value and caloric content of canned, frozen, and fresh fruits and vegetables, compare portions to serving sizes by actually measuring both and scale label information in direct proportion to recommended caloric intake.

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Gardening | Grades 3-5 | Science, Language Arts, Health, Physical Education

My Meal Choices

Student will collect personal meal consumption data, align those foods to the food guide food groups, and cross reference that information with the MyPlate to compare personal eating habits and to recommended guidelines. Students also will use that information to create their own food web.

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Gardening | Grades 3-5 | Health, Physical Education, Math, Language Arts

Nutrient Tally

Using the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s “Nutrient Database,” the students will compete to predict which vegetables or fruits grown in the school garden contain the highest levels of specific nutrients, graph the results and research the value of those nutrients to their growth and health.

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Gardening | Grades 3-5 | Science, Language Arts, Physical Education

What We Eat – Part 2

Students will sort fruits and vegetables (by examining plants grown in the school garden, purchased in the market, or featured in models or pictures) into the parts of the plant eaten as food, identify a serving size, and locate where on MyPlate the food belongs. Understanding the food storage function of a specific plant part will aid in understanding the nutrition provided by that plant part.

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Gardening | Grades 3-5 | Science, Language Arts, Social Studies, Physical Education

Salad Rap – Part 2

Students create a rap song or chant and dance containing and promoting the components of their favorite salad as well as use chant as a device to remember that plants do not eat and only plants produce food.

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