Possible classroom resources include: Children's book: Candy Andy and the rainbow dinner (Happy Motivated children's books Collection) by Yonit Werber; Good Enough to Eat: A Kid's Guide to Food and Nutrition by Lizzy Rockwell; Gregory, the Terrible Eater by Mitchell Sharmat; I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato (Charlie and Lola) by Lauren Child; The Vegetables We Eat by Gail Gibbons; Spriggles Motivational Books for Children: Health & Nutrition by Jeff Gottlieb
Invite a local nurse or physical education teacher to visit and speak with the class about eating a healthy diet. Prior to the meeting, students generate questions for the guest. After the meeting, students discuss what they have learned through the experience. Write their learning experiences on a piece of easel paper and post it on a bulletin board in the classroom.
Students use Crayola Crayons or markers to illustrate their favorite food to eat as a snack. Students may also attempt to label their illustrations with the correct term for the healthy food. Assist students with spelling as needed.
Using a small white board and Crayola Dry Erase Markers, ask students to illustrate foods that they believe are healthy. As a check point, each student will ask his peers to name his food and give a "thumbs up" for a healthy food; a "thumbs down" signals a food that is unhealthy.
Students create a plate of food, similar to the MyPlate.gov illustration. Students illustrate foods that they would put together for a balanced meal. Take the plate home and discuss healthy eating with parents and siblings.