Lesson Overview

 45 Minutes

 4, 9

 K - 3rd Grade

 State Standards:
NGSS: K-LS1-1, CCS: RI.K-3.1, Heath: HE.03.PH01.CC, AI, Social Sciences: 1.12

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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.

For full instructions, please download our PDF. To order supplies, visit the Give me Five! Kit page here.

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