will learn about
* Sources of food
* Differences between Healthy Food and Junk Food
Nila: “Grandpa! How beautiful this place is! Are these paddy fields?”
Grandpa : “Yes, we get rice from paddy plants”.
Nila: “Does all our food come from plants, Grandpa?
plants are our major source of food.
some food from animals also”.
Plants Give Us
We get cereals and pulses from plants. Rice and wheat are
cereals. Millets are also a type of cereal. Cereals and pulses (lentils) make up
the major part of our food and they keep us healthy.
Seeds and nuts give us oil.
We use oil to cook.
Coffee and Tea
We get coffee from coffee beans and tea from tea
We get sugar and jaggery from both the sugarcane
plant and the palm tree.
Plants give us spices too. They add flavour and taste to
Vegetables, Fruits and Greens
circle the given words and name the pictures
(Greens, Coffee bean, Sugar, Peas, Tea leaves, Ragi, Chilli,
We get meat, milk and eggs from animals.
We get crab, prawns and a wide variety of fishes from water
bodies like ponds, lakes, rivers and the sea.
We get honey from the honey bee.
We get curd, butter, ghee, paneer and cheese from milk
or Having milk milk products every day keeps us healthy.
Observe the pictures and write the names
of the various food items.
Meat, Eggs, Ghee, Curd)
Healthy Food and Junk Food
Nila: “Grandpa, shall I eat this pizza?”
“Come, let me take you to the
Healthy and Junk Food Race. After seeing the race you can decide if you want to
eat it or not”.
“Healthy Food and Junk Food
had a quarrel on who gave better health and strength. They planned to have a running
race to decide on it”.
Race between Healthy Food and Junk
“Nila, some food items taste
nice but do not keep us healthy. They make us put on weight and cause harm to our body.
They are called Junk
Food. Some food items help us grow and keep us fit and strong. They are called Healthy Food. So,
eat healthy, stay energetic!”
Grandpa, “Now I understand.
Henceforth I will eat healthy food”.
Eating carrots improves our eyesight and prevents night blindness.
Write ‘1’ for the foods that
you can eat regularly,
‘2’ for those you can have
once in a while and
‘3’ for those you should
Note for the teacher: Speak to the students about
the ill effects of eating Junk Food often.
Find the hidden food items in
the picture. colour and count them.