Grow, Glow, Go: Sorting Healthy Foods

Grow, Glow, Go: Sorting Healthy Foods
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Grow, Glow, Go: Sorting Healthy Foods

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Learning Objective
At the end of the lesson, you will be able to sort healthy foods into three groups: food that helps you grow, glow, and go.

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Explain to the students the objective of the lesson and what they will be able to do at the end of it.
What do you already know about healthy foods?

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What are healthy foods?
Healthy foods are those that provide our bodies with the nutrients and energy we need to function properly.

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Ask students to contribute examples of healthy foods, and explain why they are good for us.
Group 1: Grow Foods
Grow foods help our bodies grow and repair themselves. Examples include: milk, cheese, yogurt, eggs, and lean meat.

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Show pictures of each food and ask students to identify which ones are grow foods.
Group 2: Glow Foods
Glow foods help our skin, hair, and eyes stay healthy. Examples include: berries, citrus fruits, tomatoes, carrots, and spinach.

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Show pictures of each food and ask students to identify which ones are glow foods.
Group 3: Go Foods
Go foods give us energy to keep us going throughout the day. Examples include: whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and nuts.

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Show pictures of each food and ask students to identify which ones are go foods.
Sorting Activity
Have students work in pairs to sort a variety of healthy foods into grow, glow, and go categories.

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Provide each pair with a set of healthy foods and a sorting chart. Encourage them to discuss their choices with each other.
Class Discussion
As a class, discuss some of the foods that were more difficult to categorize. Why might some foods belong in more than one group?

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Encourage students to think critically about the nutritional content of different foods.
My Healthy Plate
Draw a large circle on the board and divide it into three sections. Have students draw or write examples of grow, glow, and go foods in each section to create their own healthy plate.

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Encourage students to be creative and use a variety of foods in their plates.
Healthy Snack Ideas
Provide students with a list of healthy snack ideas and ask them to identify which category each snack belongs in.

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Encourage students to share their own healthy snack ideas with the class.
Review the three categories of healthy foods and ask students to identify a few examples of each.

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Ask students to share why each food belongs in its respective category.
Congratulations! You now know how to sort healthy foods into grow, glow, and go categories. Keep making healthy choices!

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Summarize the main points of the lesson and encourage students to continue making healthy choices.
Write down 3 things you learned in this lesson.

Slide 14 - Open question

Have students enter three things they learned in this lesson. With this they can indicate their own learning efficiency of this lesson.
Write down 2 things you want to know more about.

Slide 15 - Open question

Here, students enter two things they would like to know more about. This not only increases involvement, but also gives them more ownership.
Ask 1 question about something you haven't quite understood yet.

Slide 16 - Open question

The students indicate here (in question form) with which part of the material they still have difficulty. For the teacher, this not only provides insight into the extent to which the students understand/master the material, but also a good starting point for the next lesson.