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Health Education - 3rd

Lesson: Healthy Eating Habits

Title: Healthy Eating Habits

Grade Level: Third Grade

Subject: Health Education

Summary: This lesson will introduce students to the importance of healthy eating habits and provide them with the knowledge and skills to make nutritious food choices.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Know the importance of eating a balanced diet
  • Understand the different food groups and their role in a healthy diet
  • Can identify and make healthy food choices


This lesson will be delivered through a combination of teacher-led discussions, interactive activities, and hands-on experiences.


  • Food pyramid poster
  • Various food items (fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy, protein)
  • Plates and utensils
  • Chart paper and markers
  • Healthy eating worksheets


1. Begin the lesson by asking students what they think it means to eat healthy. Write their responses on chart paper.

2. Introduce the concept of a balanced diet and explain that it includes eating foods from all the different food groups.

3. Show the students a food pyramid poster and explain how it represents the different food groups and their recommended servings.

4. Discuss each food group and its role in a healthy diet. Use examples of food items from each group to illustrate.

5. Divide the students into small groups and give each group a plate and a variety of food items. Instruct them to create a balanced meal using the food items.

6. Have each group present their balanced meal to the class and explain why they chose the specific food items.

7. Distribute healthy eating worksheets to each student. Instruct them to identify and circle the healthy food choices from a list of options.

8. Review the worksheets as a class and discuss the importance of making healthy food choices.


To assess student understanding, observe their participation during group activities and discussions. Additionally, review their completed worksheets to ensure they can identify and make healthy food choices.

Compliance Standards:

This lesson aligns with the National Health Education Standards for third grade, specifically Standard 1: Comprehending Concepts. It also promotes the development of critical thinking skills and decision-making abilities.

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