Healthy Helpings MyPlate Activity Mat

Healthy Helpings™ MyPlate Activity Mat
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Healthy Helpings™ MyPlate Activity Mat
by Learning resources

Ages 4+
Grades Pre-Kindergarten - 5th Grade

Kinesthetically learn about healthy food choices and the new USDA MyPlate guidelines.

Features photo-based food cards and illustrated physical activity cards.
For small groups or whole class

Get up and move to learn about food groups, exercise and nutrition with this great activity mat. MyPlate is the primary food group symbol that serves as an easy-to-understand visual cue to help teach healthy eating habits while emphasizing the fruit, vegetable, grains, protein and dairy food groups.

Getting Started:

Lay out the floor mat in full view of the students. Discuss the different parts of MyPlate and why healthy eating is important. Share with students these quick tips about the different food groups:

Grains - Make at least half your grains whole.

Vegetables - Vary your veggies.

Fruits - Focus on fruits.

Dairy - Get your calcium-rich foods.

Proteins - Go lean with protein

Food Groups Game:

Pass the food cards out to all the students. Call out a food group: Grains, Fruits, Vegetables, Proteins, or Dairy. The first student who stands up with a food that belongs in that food group places the card on the mat. Continue this until all students have had an opportunity to place their cards on the mat.

Exercise for Everyone:

An activity mat that teaches food groups, nutrition, exercise, and more...

Divide the class into teams. Place all the cards in a bag so students cannot see them. Have one player from each team take a card. The first player to place a food card in the correct location on the mat earns a point. If an exercise card is drawn, both players have to perform the exercise. The first player to complete the exercise wins a point. 

What's in the Box?

54" x 50" Vinyl floor mat, 38 Food cards, and10 Exercise cards

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