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Serving Up MyPlate: A Yummy Curriculum

Serving Up My Plate Level 1

Level 1
(Grades 1 and 2)

Cover of Serving Up MyPlate Level 2: Illustration of a hand holding a tray with the MyPlate icon

Level 2
(Grades 3 and 4)

Serving Up MyPlate Level 3

Level 3
(Grades 5 and 6)

Serving Up MyPlate is a collection of classroom materials that helps elementary school teachers integrate nutrition education into Math, Science, English Language Arts, and Health. This yummy curriculum introduces the importance of eating from all five food groups using the MyPlate icon and a variety of hands–on activities. Students also learn the importance of physical activity to staying healthy. Curriculum components:

Each Teacher's Guide has three inquiry-driven lessons that help children discover nutrition, explain their understandings, and reflect upon their experiences - all of which encourage a lasting awareness of what it means to be healthy.


These are available for schools, CACFP providers, sponsoring organizations, and state agencies that participate in or administer one of USDA’s child nutrition programs. All are welcome to download these materials and make copies. To download the file, please right-click on the link and "save link as."

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A CD of the songs is included in each printed Teacher’s Guide. Each level includes activities using original songs that help students learn about healthy choices in an engaging and memorable way. Lyrics are included in each of the Teacher's Guides:

Alive With Five Groups
Levels 1 and 2button 1 image
Do and Be
All levelsSong button 2 image
Do Your Body Right
Level 3Song button 6 image

This two-sided poster (36"x24") shows the MyPlate icon and foods in the five food groups. A blank MyPlate on the reverse can be used as a tool to assess students' understanding.

Eat Smart to Play Hard with MyPlate two-sided poster
Mini Poster
Eat Smart to Play Hard Mini Poster Showing MyPlate Icon and Physically Active Kids
Parent Handout
Parent Handout
Additional Games and Resources
  • Each lesson includes ideas on how to extend the learning beyond the lesson.
  • A CD of the Blast Off! game is included in the printed Teacher’s Guide for Level 3 Nutrition Facts Labels are available in Level 3.
Share Your Stories!

Team Nutrition is interested in hearing about your experiences with the materials. Your descriptions of successes and challenges help us create resources that better meet your needs. Email us!