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Lesson Plans Level 2: Learning about the Grains Food Group

Feb 20, 2009
About this Lesson Plan
  • Subject: Health/Nutrition/Computer skills
  • Duration: 20-30 minutes
  • Grades: K-5
  • Ages: 5-13
  • Reading Levels: Basic
  • Prerequisite Knowledge and Skills: Basic computer & mouse skills, Hand-eye coordination

Chef Solus' Pyramid Food Adventure

Level 2: Grains Food Group 


Topic/task Objective  Domain and Level
Promote healthy eating
Students will combine foods to create a
balanced meal from each of the food
Student will select foods to place on
their plate.
Cognitive – Synthesis
Affective – Responding
Introduce, define and reinforce
the relationship between
food,exercise and
Students will use the energy bar to
determine the characters food and
exercise needs.
Cognitive – Comprehension
Cognitive – Knowledge
Cognitive – Evaluation
Promote healthy
nutrition messages
Students will listen/read Chef Solus’
explanation about the Grains Group.
Affective – Receiving
Introduce, define and
reinforce the Food Groups
Students will select the correct foods
that are part of the Grains Group.
Students will classify the food group
based on the puzzle’s color and identify
the healthy message.
Students will determine which foods
belongs to the Grains group.
Cognitive – Comprehension
Cognitive - Comprehension
Cognitive – Knowledge
Cognitive – Evaluation
Promote enjoyment
of nutrition
Students will see the character move
through an animated food pyramid.
Affective – Receiving
Reinforce mouse
Students will align the mouse with the
correct answer and click to select.
Students will select images to complete
puzzles using the mouse to click and
Psychomotor - Coordination
Reinforce keyboard
Students will use the arrow keys and
spacebar to move the characters and
dodge obstacles.

Psychomotor - Coordination



Grains Food Group:
In this level, the character travels through the Grains group section of the food pyramid while learning about the importance of the Grains group, how to create a balanced meal, select a healthy snack and maneuver through the game using keyboard and mouse skills.
Required Tasks
To complete the level, students must travel through the
Hall of Grains, Bread Bridge and Whole Wheat Way and:
• Find all six information stations
• Create three balanced meals
• Select a snack
• Complete three puzzles
• Complete one cooking assignment
• Dodge worms
Key Game Information and Nutrition Concepts the student will learn while in the
Information Station in the Grains Level:
1. Color Coding
Explorers, you will discover that each section of the pyramid is a different color. Each
colored section is a different part of the food pyramid. This orange section is grain.
2. Grains
Grains are foods like cereal, bread, spaghetti, rice and crackers. Grains give you energy.
3. Fiber
Grains have fiber which helps to fill your tummy and is good for your heart.
4. Servings
You should eat about 6 ounces of grains every day. A slice of bread or a cup of cereal is
about 1 ounce.
5. Whole Grains
Try to make half of your servings “whole grains”. You can tell if something is a whole grain
because the name usually has the word “whole” in it.
6. Source of Fiber and Vitamins
Whole grains are the best source of fiber and other vitamins, too. Some whole grains are
whole wheat bread, whole grain pasta and oatmeal.
Materials needed for nutrition lesson:
Computer and Internet access, the latest Flash and Shockwave players installed, download free from Adobe
Teaching Tips:

Have the student review the Grains group from the Interactive Food Pyramid.


  1. Hand out the Grains Group informational sheet to the class.  (Or choose one from our complete list of My Pyramid Sheets)
  2. Review the Grains food group, benefits of the grains food groups and what foods fall into the grains group.
  3. Have the students make a list of their favorite recipes and foods and see how they fit into the grains group. This can be done as a group discussion for younger students.
  4. Guide the students to Chef Solus and the Food Pyramid Adventure Game.  They will need to log in.  They will start at level two  in the Grains Section of the Food Pyramid where they will learn about the Grains Group and learn healthy message about it.


Have the kids take the post test at the end of the level.  You will be able to see their scores if you want by clicking on their name in the table on your class' login screen.  
Provide them with the Grains Group Activity Sheet and/or see how the Grains group fits onto the My Plate Coloring Sheet (perfect for the younger kids) for an in class activity or a homework assignment.
Print and distribute the food pyramid themed certificates of completion for Level 2.  Kids can also log in at home and print their own certificate which is available on their log in page.
Send home Parents Handouts for Level 2 with at home activities to reinforce the key messages the child has just learned playing level 2 of the Chef Solus and the Food Pyramid Adventure Game.



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Written on Feb 20, 2009Last updated on Dec 12, 2011




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