During the past six weeks students in K-6th grade have been introduced to the new USDA My Plate daily nutritional recommendations. My Plate illustrates the five food groups (protein, grain, fruits, vegetables, and diary) using a familiar mealtime visual. Students have learned about what types of foods fall in each category and the benefits of each food group to your body.
For our final project students in 3rd-6th grade will be asked to construct a meal that could be eaten for breakfast, lunch, or dinner which contains all 5 food groups and has between 500 and 600 calories. The project will be done digitally and meals that are financially affordable will have the potential to be served for breakfast or lunch during the school day. Students in K-2nd grade will be asked to do a similar project; however they will not be in a digital format and students will not be required to account for the number of calories in their meal.