Teacher Resources

Teacher Resources for “Eat a Rainbow!”

Eat a Rainbow Workpage for Students   – Outline of rainbow that students can use to fill in fruits and veggies.

Below are free lesson plans and resources to teach children about eating a colorful variety of fruits and vegetables for a balanced diet.  Some lessons are short and quick to implement.  Others are more involved and can be used over several days, or teachers can use a single section of the longer lessons. 

 Pre-school

https://www.pfb.com/images/stories/aitc/Lesson%20Plans/you-can-eat-rainbow-colors.pdf  – from the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau

http://www.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/childrens-health/child-care-food-program/nutrition/_documents/lesson-plans/lesson9.pdf  – Florida Health

http://growing-minds.org/preschool-lesson-plans/  – from ASAP (Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project) located in Asheville, N.C.

http://www.cfbnj.org/_assets/library/2013/01/preschool-lessons.pdf  – Department of Public Instruction – Bismarck, North Dakota

Grades K-3

http://www.pbhfoundation.org/pub_sec/edu/cur/rainbow/  – Produce for Better Health Foundation

http://www.aicr.org/assets/docs/pdf/healthykids/taste-a-rainbow-lesson-plan.pdf  – Superkids Nutrition Inc. and American Institute for Cancer Research

http://www.nyrr.org/youth-and-schools/running-start/nutrition-activities/elementary-school/breakfast/eat-the-rainbow  – New York Road Runners

http://www.campuskitchens.org/files/Building%20Blocks%20Lesson%202.pdf  – The Campus Kitchens Project and SODEXO Foundation

http://sfenvironmentkids.org/teacher/lesson_plans/eat_rainbow.pdf  – SF Environment (San Francisco, California)

 Grades 4-6

http://www.pbhfoundation.org/pub_sec/edu/cur/rainbow/  – Produce for Better Health Foundation

http://www.aicr.org/assets/docs/pdf/healthykids/taste-a-rainbow-lesson-plan.pdf  – Superkids Nutrition Inc. and American Institute for Cancer Research

https://www.wholekidsfoundation.org/downloads/better-bites/better-bites-eat-a-rainbow.pdf  – Whole Kids Foundation

http://www.nyrr.org/youth-and-schools/running-start/nutrition-activities/elementary-school/breakfast/eat-the-rainbow  – New York Road Runners

http://www.campuskitchens.org/files/Building%20Blocks%20Lesson%202.pdf  – The Campus Kitchens Project and SODEXO Foundation

 https://www.kidsgardening.org/lesson-plans-eat-a-rainbow/  Kids Gardening

High School

https://choosemyplate-prod.azureedge.net/sites/default/files/printablematerials/SuperTrackerHighSchoolLessonPlans2016Updates-FINAL.pdf  – SuperTracker Nutrition Lesson Plans for High School Students from the US Department of Agriculture  (This site seems to be the prominent free source about healthy eating at the high school level.)