Bobbing for Banapples

A health and nutrition lesson on how to recognize health information and identify types of food that help the body grow, such as fruits and vegetables.



• To apply information from the food guide pyramid to making healthy food choices.

• To examine and analyze food labels for nutritional content.

• To understand the vitamins in specific fruits and vegetables and the purpose of those vitamins.


Suggested Grades:

Kindergarten - 1st Grade - 2nd Grade

Lesson Procedure:

Print the reading comprehension passage and questions (see below).

Students should read the passage silently, then answer the questions. Teachers may also use the text as part of a classroom lesson plan.


Lesson Excerpt:

Copies of the food guide pyramid [ ] for each student, information, copies of the American Dietetic Association [ADA] Nutrition Label information sheet, copies of blank "food journals" that the teacher prepares in advance of day one for students to log their food intake for two days.

Timeline: One week

Instructional Procedures:
1. Teacher explains the importance of identifying information that can help our health.
2. Teacher illustrates the types and sources of health information, from books, handouts, web sites.



Lesson Printables:

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Bobbing for Banapples







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