Lesson Plan #: AELP-NUT0012
St. Patrick's Day Snack
An AskERIC Lesson Plan
Author: Brenda Frickenschmidt; edited by AskERIC
School or Affiliation: McKinley School, Enid, OK, EPSF
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Date: May 1994
Grade Level/Subject: 1st Grade - Nutrition
The students have been studying Nutrition. We have studied the four food
groups. This particular activity was designed to help the students plan
a well balanced snack around St. Patrick's Day. This means nearly everything
they eat has to be green.
This lesson helps the students plan and prepare a nutritious snack that
Discuss each of the four food groups. Draw and label all food that is green
under each food group.
Students will create a green St. Patrick's Day Snack using all four food
Students will help the teacher prepare the snack.
Students will eat their green St. Patrick's Day Snack.
Food; broccoli, green apples, luncheon meat
Bread Maker, and ingredients for making bread
Knife for cutting fruit and vegetables
Milkshake ingredients and mixer
Paper plates and napkins
Activities and Procedures:
Draw and label all four food groups with foods that are green.
Write a green snack menu for the class.
Make green bread with the teacher's bread machine.
Clean and cut green apples and broccoli.
Make green sour cream dip for the broccoli.
Make green milkshakes.
Tying It All Together:
The students will enjoy eating the green bread that they watched mixing
and baking all day. Eating green meat did not sound very good, so we decided
to use ham with their green bread too make a sandwich. The students enjoyed
dipping broccoli in the green dip. The green apples and the green milkshake
added to the St. Patrick's Day snack. To complete the St. Patrick's Day
snack we used St. Patrick's Day paper goods.
St. Patrick's Day Snack
Ham on Green Bread
Broccoli and Dip
Useful Internet Resources:
American Heart Association
Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC)
Follow this directory path: NAL Information Centers Food and Nutrition
Information Center. http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic
ERIC Clearinghouse on Teaching and Teacher Education --
Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Division
The Nutrition Expert
Tufts University Nutrition Navigator
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