Eating Right

By Donna Cox,2014-05-20 10:40
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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.

    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






    Teacher notes

    Your Project:

    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!

    Eating Right

    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

    our bodies.

    ? 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






    Teacher notes

    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

    your body.

    Daily Food Servings

    Find out how many servings of each food group you should eat each


Eating Right

    Introduction EVALUATION







    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.


    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.

     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

    well mistakes.


    There are



    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.

    Final Score

     ______ ______ ______ ______ /40

     Eating Right Introduction CONCLUSION





     Conclusion Teacher notes

    As a result of this WebQuest, students were able to accomplish the

    following objectives:

    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.

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