FoodPrints Curriculum

Eating the Rainbow


Health & Nutrition

Standards Alignment:

Common Core ELA

Grade Level:

1st Grade


Fall / October


The purpose of this lesson is for students to understand that there are many health benefits to eating fruits and vegetables in a variety of colors. Students will sort produce by color, create a rainbow poster illustrating different colored produce, and search the garden for examples of colorful produce. This lesson supports the DCPS 1st grade ELA Unit Body Functions and Self Identity.

Big Idea

Eating a rainbow of fruits and vegetables is good for your body.

Guiding Questions

  • What are the benefits of eating a variety of colorful produce?
  • How can you include more vegetables in your diet?

Instructional video geared for students to support teaching this lesson