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Growing Minds is a program of Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project. ASAP’s mission is to help local farms thrive, link farmers to markets and supporters, and build healthy communities through connections to local food.

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Food Groups

Students become familiar with “My Plate”, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s nutrition program and teaching tool. Through an exploration of whole foods, they develop an understanding of good nutrition and well-balanced meals.

Downloads

  • My Plate Lesson Set (quick view as .pdf)
  • My Plate Materials (.zip) Includes: Lesson plan, blank and completed “Food Groups: Compare and Contrast” info sheet, copy of food pictures, blank "My Plate" coloring pages

Students become familiar with “My Plate”, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s nutrition program and teaching tool. Through an exploration of whole foods, they develop an understanding of good nutrition and well-balanced meals.

Downloads

  • My Plate Lesson Set (quick view as .pdf)
  • My Plate Materials (.zip) Includes: Lesson plan, blank and completed “Food Groups: Compare and Contrast” info sheet, copy of food pictures, blank "My Plate" coloring pages

The food pyramid is unstable without a balanced diet of grains, fruits, vegetables, and dairy. Too many sweets on top can cause the pyramid to come crashing down.