Lesson Overview

 30 Minutes

 2, 4, 5, 9

 K - 5th Grade

 State Standards:
NGSS; K-LS1-1, CCSS; RI.K-3, W.K.7, Social Sciences; K.9, 1.12, 3.11, 5.11, Math; MD.K.A.2, Health Education: HE.03.PH02.CC, HE.03.PH02.SM, HE.03.PH02.ADV, HE.03.PP01.CC

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Materials List

  • My Oregon Plate nutrition sheets
  • Grown in Oregon Map (free from AITC, order online)
  • MyPlate.gov images
  • Exercise instructions attached

My Oregon Plate

Categories: Agriculture , Food & Nutrition

My Oregon Plate is based on the new federal nutrition model, My Plate.gov. It introduces the new nutrition model, the five food groups, and makes a local connection to good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle.


  • Ask students to name foods they think are “good for them” (healthy and nutritious).
  • Discuss why they think certain foods help them grow and stay healthy, while other foods should be eaten in smaller amounts.
  • Make sure they understand foods that provide vitamins, minerals and energy help developing bodies grow strong and healthy.

For full instructions, please download our PDF

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