Educator Resources for Chef Solus' Build-a-Meal

Chef Solus Build-a-Meal is a game that allows students to make a customized meal plan based on USDA food guidelines. Students will learn how to create a balanced meal plan using foods from each of the food groups. Once students have traveled to the virtual locations and created three meals and two snacks, Chef Solus will check their meal plan. Chef Solus’ Build-a-Meal uses visual cues, numbered boxes and colors to help teach students how to create a balanced diet.

Balanced Diet Lesson Plan: Chef Solus’ Build-a-Meal Game

In this balanced diet lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students use BrainPOP resources (including an online interactive tool) to learn about healthy eating and a balanced diet. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Healthy Eating Habits Lesson Plan: Organic and Locally Grown Foods

In this multi-day lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6 through 8, students use BrainPOP resources to build awareness of the natural world and make connections to fresh, locally grown foods, organic farming methods, and a school garden. Students will learn to increase healthful eating by growing, harvesting, and eating more fresh fruit, veggies, and herbs at school, as well as working with school lunch staff to incorporate garden items into a lunch menu. Students will also visit a local farm stand, organic market, or restaurant to learn about the importance of locally grown produce and present their findings to others. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Health, Fitness, and Nutrition Lesson Plan: Create a PSA to Fight Obesity

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students use BrainPOP resources (along with print, web, and/or community resources) to explore one area of health, fitness, or nutrition. Students will learn about the contributing factors in the obesity epidemic and identify how lifestyle choices can contribute to or prevent weight and health problems. Students will then create a public service announcement (PSA) to teach others about the importance of making good choices and staying healthy. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Food Groups Activities for Kids

In this set of activities adaptable for grades K-3, parents and educators will find ideas for teaching about food groups, health, nutrition and eating well. These activities are designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. Food Groups topic page, which includes a movie, quizzes, online games, printable activities, and more. See more »