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Discover MyPlate: Nutrition Education for Kindergarten Family Portal

Resource type
Nutrition Education
Resource Materials

Explore activities to learn about healthy eating with your kindergartener and family. Books, a song, recipes, activities, and parent handouts are available to set your family on a path towards a healthy future.

Where Food Comes From
Books
Reach for the Sky Song
Song
Garden Bite
Recipes
Cover of the Discover MyPlate Student Workbook
Activities
Discover MyPlate with Nate and Kate parent handout
Parent Handouts
 
Books

Children can build literacy skills while learning about the five food groups and MyPlate.

Where Food Comes From
English | Spanish
Discover My Plate: Vegetables
 English
| Spanish | eBook | itunes
Discover My Plate: Fruit
English | Spanish | eBook | itunes
Discover My Plate: Protein
English | Spanish | eBook | itunes
Grains. Emergent Readers
English | Spanish | eBook | itunes
Discover My Plate: Dairy
English | Spanish | eBook  | itunes
Discover My Plate. A MyPlate Meal
English | Spanish | eBook | itunes
   

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Song

This original "Reach for the Sky" song encourages children to get up and move as it reinforces learning of MyPlate’s five food groups. You will need a computer with speakers to play the song.

Reach for the Sky Song
Reach for the Sky Song
Reach for the sky song lyrics
Reach for the Sky Song Lyrics
 

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Recipes

Discover a new recipe as a family. These “kindergarten-tested” recipes offer kids a simple and visual way to prepare healthy snacks.

Friendship Pocket
Friendship Pocket
Crunchy Rainbow Wrap
Crunchy Rainbow Wrap
Fruit-a-licious Breakfast Cup
Fruit-a-licious Breakfast Cup
Food Group Friend
Food Group Friend
Garden Bite
Garden Bite
 

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Activities

Choose one or more of the 19 activities that explore healthy eating and physical activity. Check your answers using the answer key below.

Meet the Five Food Group Friends
Lesson 1 Fruit and Vegetable Sorting
Fruit and Vegetable Sorting
Grains and Dairy Sorting
Grains and Dairy Sorting
Protein Foods Sorting
Protein Foods Sorting
Identify steps to hand washing
Wash Your Hands!
Foods I Like lesson
Foods I Like
 
Discover My Plate!
Lesson 2 MyPlate Placemat
MyPlate Placemat
Discover My Plate: Kate's Lunch
Kate’s Lunch Plate
Lesson 2 What do we need?
What Do We Need?
Eat Your Colors!
Lesson 3 Bananas for Fruit!
Bananas for Fruit!
Lesson 3 Vote for Veggies
Vote for Veggies
Snack Count
Snack Count
Planting the Seeds for Healthier Eating
Lesson Four Time to Grow
Time to Grow!
1, 2, 3, 4 - Grow, Fruit and Veggies, Grow
1, 2, 3, 4—Grow, Fruit and Veggies, Grow!
Time for Strawberries
Time for Strawberries
Starting Our Day with MyPlate
What a Day!
What a Day!
Where is the Fruit
Where Is the Fruit?
Breakfast Time
Breakfast Time!
Let's Play, Let's Party
Run, Jump, Play
Run, Jump, Play!
Field Day Fun
Field Day Fun!
 

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For Parents and Families

Read about nutrition and physical activity tips for kindergarteners. Interactive activities are also included that you can complete with your children.

Discover MyPlate with Nate and Kate parent handout
English | Spanish
Welcome to School Lunch
English | Spanish
Meet MyPlate
English | Spanish
Snack Time!
English | Spanish
Be Your Best With Breakfast
English | Spanish
Move, Play, Have Fun!
English | Spanish
Answer Key
answer key for Discover MyPlate student workbook
Answer Key to Student Workbook
   

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Updated: 01/24/2023