Plate Full of Color

This lesson is a good multicultural connection for health education and is aligned to the book titled, “Plate Full of Color” by Georgia Perez. This lesson helps students to identify fresh, natural foods and explain why they are important to a healthy diet.

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  • Health

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  • Lesson Plan


  • Kindergarten
  • 1st Grade
  • 2nd Grade


  • Health Kindergarten
  • Health 1
  • Health 2

Standard(s)/Course Objective(s)

  • (K)3.1 - Sort foods by common characteristics, such as color, shape, and groups. Identify examples of healthy foods.
  • (K)3.2 - Discuss why all living things need food and physical activity.
  • (1)3.1 - Categorize a variety of foods using the USDA's MyPlate.
  • (1)3.2 - Identify healthy food choices when given two options, such as carrots vs. potato chips. Identify physically active and physically inactive behaviors.
  • (2)3.1 - Discuss the importance of consuming water, fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and calcium rich foods.
  • (2)3.3 - Discuss individual and family food preferences. Discuss physical activities your family participates in on a regular basis.
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