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Food Groups in our Lunch

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Keywords: science, nutrition, health, graph, food
Subject(s): Health and PE, Technology, Information Skills, Science
Grades 3 through 5
School: West Elementary School, Wamego, KS
Planned By: Angie McCune
Original Author: Angie McCune, Wamego
1. Notify parents that you would like them to send a sack lunch with their student on a set date.
2. Provide a tally sheet to each student with the name of each food group.
3. Have the students work in groups of 4-5 and have them count/tally the number of each food group that they have.
4. Use Microsoft Excel (or similar) to put the data in a table and then use the program's chart tool to great a graph.
Materials: Mobile Labs, Printers, Elementary, Spreadsheet