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Lesson Overview
  • 45 Minutes
  • 4, 9
  • K - 3rd Grade
  • State Standards:
    NGSS: K-LS1-1, CCS: RI.K-3.1, Heath:HE.7.K.1., HE.8.K.2, HE.7.1.1, HE.8.1.2, HE.7.2.1, HE.8.2.2, HE.7.3.1, HE.7.3.2, HE.7.3.3 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

Give Me Five!

Categories: Easy Do-at-Home Activity , Kits , Nutrition , Spanish

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.