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Learning Resource Type

Classroom Resource

Healthy Eating

Subject Area

Health Education


K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5


This classroom resource is a lesson plan for teaching students about healthy eating. The lesson begins with an activity in which students consider two plates of food: one composed of healthy choices and one composed of less healthy choices. Students then learn about the importance of nutrition, watch a video about healthy eating habits, and discuss the role of fruits and vegetables in a healthy diet. Next, students investigate snacks and learn about the difference between "every day" and "sometimes" foods. They watch a video about how to choose healthy snacks and then participate in an activity that challenges them to make healthy choices while preparing a plate of food for a friend. Finally, students learn about where to find both "every day" and "sometimes" foods.

This alignment results from the ALEX Health/PE COS Resource Alignment Summit.

    Health Education (2019) Grade(s): KG


    Identify healthy food choices.

    Health Education (2019) Grade(s): 1


    Identify healthy practices and behaviors to maintain and improve personal health.

    Health Education (2019) Grade(s): 2


    Describe behaviors that enhance physical and mental health.

    Health Education (2019) Grade(s): 3


    Discuss the consequences of possible choices when making a health decision.

    Health Education (2019) Grade(s): 4


    Compare unhealthy and healthy eating patterns, including eating in moderation.

    Health Education (2019) Grade(s): 5


    Draw conclusions about the relationship between healthy behaviors and personal health.

    Link to Resource

    CR Resource Type

    Lesson/Unit Plan

    Resource Provider



    Video resources: includes closed captioning or subtitles

    License Type

    Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives