Eating Right Introduction INTRODUCTION
Welcome to the wonderful world of food! Food is all around us – in
grocery stores, in magazines, on billboards. Do you like to eat? What
are your favorite foods? Do they just taste good, or are they good for
your body, too? How can you find out what foods are good for your
body and which ones aren’t?
You are going to learn all about different types of foods and what they
do for your body. God created the animals, fruits, vegetables, and
grains that we eat. God also created our bodies. He wants us to take
care of our bodies and carefully and wisely use the resources (foods)
He gave us. That means He wants carefully choose the foods we eat so
that we can take care of the bodies God gave us. Are you ready to
learn more about how you can bring honor to God by thinking carefully
about the foods you put into your body?
Eating Right Introduction TASK
You are part of a team of nutritionists. A nutritionist is a person who
gives people advice on what foods they should eat so they can stay
healthy or become healthier. As a member of the nutrition team, your
job is to teach other people in our school about the foods they should
eat, how much of each type of food they should eat each day, and the
good or bad stuff that certain foods put into our bodies when we eat
them. You will gather information about the different foods in your
food group and organize all your information onto a poster. You will
share this poster with the other students in the class to teach them
about the food group you researched. Your poster will be displayed in
the hallway to teach the people in our school all about the foods they
can eat to stay healthy and why they should eat them. Do your best –
our school is counting on your team!
Introduction PROCESS Task
Conclusion Teacher notes Steps to Complete Your Project:
1. You will work together with the other nutritionists in your
group to collect information about your food group. To find out
information about your food group, click on “Resources” in the
purple box to the left. Then, click on the top website, “The
Food Pyramid.” Click on the down arrow until you see the food
pyramid with different colored sections for each food group.
Click on the section with the food group name you are
investigating. On your recording sheet, write down the
following information: 1) the name of your food group, 2) the
names of the foods that are in that food group, 3) the names
of the good or bad things that the foods in that food group
give our bodies, and 4) what those good or bad things do for
? You must show your recording sheet to the teacher before
continuing to step #2.
2. Click on “Resources” in the purple box to the left again. Click on
the second website, “Daily Food Servings.” Look for the name
of your food group on the page, and on your recording sheet
write down how many servings of your food group people should
eat each day.
? You must show your recording sheet to the teacher before
you continue to steps #3-4.
3. If you finish before our time in the computer lab is over, you
may click on “Conclusion” in the purple box to the left, and go
down to “Exploring Foods Around the World,” listed under
“Additional Resources,” and take a trip around the world to find
out about foods eaten in different countries. 4. When all the nutritionists on your team have gathered all the
information for their food groups, you are ready to complete
the Poster Project. Your team will be given a poster, food
magazines, scissors, glue, and markers. As a group, you will have
to decide how you want to display all the information you’ve
gathered. Agree on how you want to organize all your
information onto the poster, but remember to include all the
information. Remember to include everyone in the group during
the creation of the poster. Also, remember to be neat so that
other people in the school can learn from your poster when
they see it in the hallway.
Eating Right Introduction RESOURCES
What You Need to Complete Your Project:
The Food Pyramid
Click on the different colored sections of the food pyramid to find out
about each of the food groups and the good stuff they provide for
Daily Food Servings
Find out how many servings of each food group you should eat each
How Will the Project Be Scored? notes
Project Not Fair Good Excellent Score Components Yet Student 0-2 point 6 points 10 points 14 points Recording Less than Half of the Most of the All the Sheet half or none information information information
of the is included. is included. is included.
Information 2 points 6 points 10 points 14 points on Group Less than Half of the Most of the All the Poster half of the information information information
information is included. is included. is included.
Neatness 0 points 2 points 4 points 6 points of Group Information Information Information Information Poster is sloppily is not is neatly is very
written and written as written and neatly
not neatly neatly as carefully written and
organized. possible and organized carefully
There are the but there organized
many information are several with little
mistakes. is not very mistakes. to no
Creativity 0 points 1 point 2 points 3 points of Group Poster has Poster has Poster has Poster is Poster no color or little color some color colorful and
pictures and/or and decorated
that pictures pictures with
enhance the that that pictures
poster and enhance the enhance the that
connect poster and poster and connect
with the connect connect with the
information. with with the information
information. information and enhance
shown. the poster.
Cooperation 0 points 1 point 2 points 3 points among Students Students Students Students Team argued were worked worked Members throughout sometimes quietly and quietly and
the project noisy in efficiently efficiently
and much groups and for the with one
time was wasted most part, another,
wasted. some time. but not all and
Only one or Only half of group everyone in
two group the group members the group
members members were was
completed were involved. involved.
the poster. involved.
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Eating Right Introduction CONCLUSION
Conclusion Teacher notes
As a result of this WebQuest, students were able to accomplish the
5. Identify the five main food groups, the foods within each of
those groups, and the nutritional value of those foods.
6. Identify the essential nutrients that the different food groups
provide and how those nutrients benefit our bodies.
7. Recognize the quantity of food from each food group that
should be consumed daily.
8. Work collaboratively to display a collection of information
about the food groups creatively.
Additional Post-Project Resources:
My Pyramid Blast Off Game
You can reach Planet Power by fueling your rocket (body) with food and
physical activity. “Fuel” tanks for each food group help you keep track
of how your choices match up to the food pyramid.
Food Group Matching Game
Use your knowledge about the food groups to help the little dragon
match up the foods with the food groups they belong in.
Exploring Foods Around the World
Become part of Marcus and Arianna’s Food Force One Team and travel
around the world to learn about combination foods from different
Feed the Mungo, the Monster
Help Mungo make health food choices by feeding him the right amount
of food from each of the food groups.