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Fill MyPlate


3-14 Years Old


10 Min

What You Need

  • Paper plates
  • Paper or plastic food models
  • Writing utensils

To find out how this lesson fits Physical Education and Health Education standards click here.


Using plastic or paper food models, have students take turns filling up a paper plate.  When the students are finished, have them look to see if all the five food groups (fruits, vegetables, grains, protein and dairy) are on their plate.

Another variation would be to have each student draw last night’s dinner on the paper plate, then add any missing food groups.  Have each student come up with unique ways to fill their plate. For example, if the plate is missing vegetables, the student could say they’d go to the farmers market to pick up green beans.

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