Download This Lesson: Mixed Vegetables
Brief Description: Students will learn about the history of vegetables and locate their origin on a world map. They will be able to identify the growing seasons for these vegetables. Students will increase their awareness of the health benefits of vegetables while making a no-bake veggie pizza and participating in writing exercises.
- Increase their familiarity with vegetable combinations.
- Eat vegetable combinations when offered them.
- Increase their awareness of the environmental benefits of composting.
- Increase their understanding of nutrition.
Students will be able to…
- List at least 3 plant parts found in the vegetables on the pizza
- Explain the origins of the vegetables on the veggie pizza and find them on a world map
- Identify the growing seasons for the various vegetables
- Write directions for making a no-bake veggie pizza
- Write a paragraph about pizza as a healthy food
- Create a lunch menu in which no-bake veggie pizza is one of the foods
- Participate in composting activities
- Review points about safety, sanitation, and cooperation
- Introduce mixed vegetables
- Background information on vegetable combinations
- Lessons from the Farm
- Prepare no-bake veggie pizza(Form groups of 4 to 6 students)
- Do compost activity while food is cooking(See compost lesson for mini-lesson)
- Distribute copies of recipes and challenge sheets to students
- Clean up
Other Mixed Vegetable Activities
Nutrition science lesson: Planting an herb garden, Global and regional mapping, Mixed vegetable fact sheet, Writing ideas, Additional recipes
Cooking Maine Foods from the Ground Up
(Provided by Maine Nutrition Network)