Fabulous Five Nutrition 5th grade

Fabulous Five Nutrition Webquest


Yucky! Gross! Disgusting!  These are some of the comments the children at Wacky Elementary School are saying about the food in the cafeteria.  The cafeteria supervisor has hired our class to help her create good, healthy, and appetizing meals and snacks for the cafeteria. Click on Task below to continue. 

Your job is to assume the role of one of the Fabulous Five. You will research where your food group fits on the food pyramid, what foods are in your group, how many servings you need a day, and then design a meal and a snack with the rest of your team. Click on Process below to continue.

Fabulous Five:

Dan Dairy

Franny Fruit

Gussie Grain

Mickey Meat

Viola Veggie


1. You will be divided into teams of 5.
2. Each team member will be assigned a role of one of the Fabulous Five.
3. Each team member will explore websites to research where his food group fits on the food pyramid, what foods are in his group, and how many servings are needed each day.
4. Each team will create a slide show showing a good, appetizing, and healthy meal and a nutritious snacks.


Slides Required:

  • Title and Author
  • 1 per food group
  • 1 for meal
  • 1 for snack

Informaton Required: 
What a food group includes and suggested servings

  Kids' Zone - The Story of the Pyramid Cafe 
Meet the Pyramid Pals 
Kids' Zone - The Food Bowl 
Food Guide Pyramid 
10 of the Worst Children's Foods 
Food Guide Pyramid 


You will be evaluated using four assessments.

Description: http://users.manchester.edu/student/jestrange/MatterWebQuest/j0299587.gif The Student Self Asssessment will be worth 50 points.

Description: http://users.manchester.edu/student/jestrange/MatterWebQuest/j0299587.gif The Teacher Assessment will be worth 50 points.


This entire project is worth 100 points.


■ Human need a variety of healthy foods, exercise, and rest in order to grow and maintain good health. (5.3a) ■ Good health habits include hand washing and personal cleanliness; avoiding harmful substances (including alcohol, tobacco, illicit drugs); eating a balanced diet; engaging in regular exercise. (5.3b) ■ The health, growth, and development of organisms are affected by environmental conditions such as the availability of food, air, eater, space, shelter, heat, and sunlight. (5.2g) ■ Particular animal characteristics are influenced by changing environmental conditions including: fat storage in winter, coat thickness in winter, camouflage, shedding of fur. (5.2e) ■ Growth is the process by which plants and animals increase in size. (4.2a) ■ Food supplies the energy and materials necessary for growth and repair. (4.2b)