Cool! Unit 3: Stay Healthy

3. Activity: What is MyPlate?

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What is MyPlate?

Introduce “MyPlate” to your students and review the following links/files with them:

What is Myplate:
https://www.choosemyplate.gov/eathealthy/WhatIsMyPlate

What’s on my plate? Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eg0uVx0Uilo

MyPlate menu plan: Print a copy for each student.
https://choosemyplate-prod.azureedge.net/sites/default/files/myplate/MyPlatePlanMenuTemplate.pdf

Ask students to use the chart above to record the food groups you eat and drink during the day for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and your snacks.

Ask them to fill out what they ate for today and yesterday to start. Discuss the choices with the group.


Extra Activities:

Use some of the following activities (games, videos and songs, activity sheets, movement activities, etc.) to encourage your students to eat healthily: 
https://www.choosemyplate.gov/browse-by-audience/view-all-audiences/children/kids/kids-activity-sheets

Videos and Songs:

https://www.choosemyplate.gov/browse-by-audience/view-all-audiences/children/kids/videos-songs

What’s on my plate? Video:

Kids Rock Nutrition in the Kitchen: 

Move More: https://www.choosemyplate.gov/browse-by-audience/view-all-audiences/children/kids/kids-move-more


Myplate coloring sheet:
https://choosemyplate-prod.azureedge.net/sites/default/files/audiences/ColoringSheet.pdf