Learning Activity: Estimating fruit and vegetable servings
• 1-Cup measuring cup
• Several whole fruits and vegetables cut up into small pieces
•Foods that visibly combine fruits and vegetables with other foods, such as vegetable pizza or salad
•Plates to put the cut-up pieces of fruits and vegetables
1. Cut up some of the fruits and vegetables and place different amounts of them on plates. Record how many servings of each fruit or vegetable you are placing on each plate.
•Carry it or pass it around the room so that the students can get a close look at it.
•Ask students how many servings they believe are in the sample.
•Reveal the correct answer. Measure the samples of cut-up fruits and vegetables with a 1-cup measuring cup.