Lesson Overview

 45 Minutes

 2, 4, 5, 9

 K - 3rd Grade

 State Standards:
Art Standards: AR.K.CP.01 - AR.3.CP.01; AR.K.CP.01 - AR.3.CP.02 Health Education: HE.K.01–HE.3.01; HE.K.02 - HE.3.0

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Materials List

  • Give Me 5 – hand template
  • Oregon commodities list-attached
  • popsicle sticks – one per student
  • scissors
  • crayons/markers
  • glue/scotch tape

Students learn about the five food groups and what Oregon grown foods fit into each group. This lesson makes a local connection to good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle.


  • Begin by asking students if they have heard of food groups and if so, to raise their hand and share what they know.
  • Next, explain that food groups are collections of foods with similar nutritional benefits. Nutrition guidelines recommend daily servings from each group for a healthy diet.
  • Ask students to name any food groups they know. List answers on the board.
  • Fill in any of the five groups that are not mentioned.

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