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Comprehensive Health Education in Kindergarten

Nutrition and Fitness

Standard

Maryland State Curriculum Content Standard 6:  Students will demonstrate the ability to use nutrition and fitness knowledge, skills, and strategies to promote a healthy lifestyle.

Performance Indicators

A. Responses to Food 

 6.K.A.1. 

Identify the relationship between food and the senses. 

6.K.A.1.a.

Compare food that have different smells.

6.K.A.1.b.

Tell why food appearance affects food choices, such as color, shape, and texture.
B. Food Production 

 6.K.B.1. 

Tell the source of different foods. 

6.K.B.1.a.

Identify foods that come from different sources, such as plant and animal.

C. Manners 

6.K.C.1. 

Define proper eating manners 

6.K.C.1.a.

Demonstrate proper eating manners, such as chew with mouth closed, don't talk with mouth full, don't reach across the table, and don't grab food from others' plates.

E. Food and Health 

6.K.E.1. 

Recognize the relationship between food and health 

 6.K.E.1.a.

Explain how food affects the body. 

6.K.E.1.b.

Discuss how media influences food choices.

F. Nutrition and Physical Activity Guidelines 

6.K.F.1. 

Identify food categories. 

6.K.F.1.a.

Name the food groups.

6.K.F.1.b.

List examples in each food group.

 

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