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Discover MyPlate: Nutrition Education for Kindergarten

Last Published: 04/24/2015
Monday, June 2, 2014

Discover MyPlateDiscover MyPlate is fun and inquiry-based nutrition education that fosters the development of healthy food choices and physically active lifestyles during a critical developmental and learning period for children — kindergarten.

Kindergarten teachers can meet education standards for Math, Science, English Language Arts, and Health using the 6 ready-to-go and interactive lessons. Children become food-smart as they practice counting, reading, writing, and more. Fun characters and developmentally appropriate activities engage children in:

  • Exploring healthy choices from each of the MyPlate food groups
  • Discovering the colorful variety of fruits and vegetables and how they grow
  • Identifying feelings of hunger and fullness
  • Selecting balanced meals and healthy snacks
  • Experiencing the fun and importance of being physically active

Available: Team Nutrition print materials are funded by USDA and are available ONLY to schools and child care centers that participate in the Federal Child Nutrition Programs. All others are welcome to download our materials.

If ordering for participants of USDA's Child Nutrition Program, please use the online order form. Or, download the PDFs and print them out! If you have difficulty opening any of these files in your Internet browser, please right-click on the link and “save target as…” to download.

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