Picky Penelope and the Plate

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This webquest teaches students about the MyPlate guide for healthy eating.  Students learn about the different food groups, what items are included in each food group and how many servings of each food group are needed each day.  

The webquest could be completed over the course of several days.  



Grade Level Expectations - Second Grade Health Education
Health Maintenance and Enhancement
2 - Nutrition
A - Essential Nutrients and Food Groupings
Grade 2 - Identify healthy food choices in each of the five food groups (sorting play food or pictures into food groups).

From: http://dese.mo.gov/divimprove/curriculum/GLE/documents/cur-health-gle-0507.pdf

ISTE NETS-S for Students
1. Creativity and Innovation
b. Create original works as a means of personal or group expression
2. Communication and Collaboration
d. Contribute to project teams and produce original works or solve problems
3. Research and Information Fluency
b. Locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of
sources and media
4. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Decision Making
b. Plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project
5. Digital Citizenship
a. Advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology
b. Exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning, and
6. Technology Operations and Concepts
a. Understand and use technology systems
b. Select and use applications effectively and productively

From: http://www.iste.org/standards/nets-for-students/nets-student-standards-2007.aspx


Credit is given to all the websites mentioned in this Webquest, without which my students would not have learned as much about the Food Pyramid and the benefits of eating a balanced diet.

All clipart, with the exception of the "MyPlate" logo, came from Microsoft Office clipart.

The "MyPlate" logo came from the U.S. Department of Agriculture at http://www.choosemyplate.gov/print-materials-ordering/graphic-resources.html.


Extension Activities
The following websites contain additional activities, information, tips and recipes related to the Food Pyramid.


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