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Lesson Plan Level 4: Learning about the Fruit Food Group

Sep 20, 2011
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' Food Pyramid Adventure

Level 4: Learning about the Fruit 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 Fruits Group.
Affective – Receiving
Introduce, define and
reinforce the Fruits Groups
Students will select the correct foods
that are part of the Fruits 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 Fruits 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




Fruits Food Group:
In this level, the character travels through the Fruits group section of the food pyramid while learning about the importance of the Fruits group, how to create a balanced meal, select a healthy snack and maneuver through the game using keyboard and mouse skills. For more information about game play, please refer to the General Instructions document.
Required Tasks
To complete the level, students must travel through
the Orange Valley, Vitamin Canyon and Fruit Salad
Slope and:
• Find all nine information stations
• Create three balanced meals
• Select healthy snacks
• Complete three puzzles
• Complete one cooking assignment
• Dodge worms, steam blasts, candy striped
mummies and flying bats
Key Game Information and Nutrition Concepts the student will learn while in the
Information Station in the Fruits Level:
1. Fruits
Some fruits are apples, pears, cantaloupe melon, watermelon, grapes, and blueberries.
2. Tasty Snacks
Fruits are a tasty snack to eat every day.
3. Fruits Heal
Fruits help to heal cuts and bruises.
4. Servings
You should eat about 1 and 1/2 cups of fruit every day.
5. Vitamin C
Fruit, like oranges, contains Vitamin C, which can keep away colds.
6. Eat Fresh, Frozen, or Canned Fruit
Make the most of your fruit choices. Eat fresh, frozen or canned fruit rather than a
sugary fruit juice.
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 fruits group from the Interactive Food Pyramid.


  1. Hand out the fruits Group informational sheet to the class.  (Or choose one from our complete list of My Pyramid Sheets)
  2. Review the fruits food group, benefits of the fruits food groups and what foods fall into the fruits group.
  3. Have the students make a list of their favorite recipes and foods and see how they fit into the fruits 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 four  in the fruits Section of the Food Pyramid where they will learn about the fruits 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 fruits Group Activity Sheet and/or see how the fruits 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 4.  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 4 with at home activities to reinforce the key messages the child has just learned playing level 4 of the Chef Solus and the Food Pyramid Adventure Game.


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Written on Sep 20, 2011Last updated on Dec 12, 2011




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