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Food Group Sorting

60 min lesson

Students are constantly growing and learning new information about health and nutrition. This lesson teaches about the importance of a well-balanced diet and incorporates all five food groups. Students will participate in a hands-on activity to categorize various foods and meals into the five food groups.
Porcupine meatballs are fun, kid-friendly food, made with ground beef, rice, onion, tomato soup, and seasonings.
Here’s a quick, tasty, and nutritious spread. It’s just like Nutella, but homemade.
Oregon Commodity Granola

45 min lesson

This recipe was adapted from one made by the 4-H Multiologist Club, Lincoln County, Oregon 2010. “We have been studying Oregon’s commodities. This recipe was adapted to create an energizing and healthy granola mix that incorporates many tasty products that are grown in our state. We doubled the batch and made one wheat free and one regular. We also used apricot nectar in one batch and peach nectar in the other. This is great as a snack or in a bowl with milk. YUM!” - Shelley Spangler, 4-H Multiologist Club, Newport
Edible Soil Layers

45 min lesson

Create these edible dirt cakes for a special classroom event or for a celebration at the end of your plant unit.
Oregon Rainbow

95 min lesson

Students will make individual posters and engage in a poetry activity to learn about the importance of eating lots of different colored fruits and vegetables.
The bounty of Oregon grown foods is vast and delicious. In this lesson students will have fun making a local connection to good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle.
My Oregon Plate

30 min lesson

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.
Give Me Five!

45 min lesson

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.
Students will use all their senses, especially their sense of taste, in this lesson as they learn about the rainbow of fruits and vegetables grown in Oregon.