As part of our unit on Healthy Eating, children painted a healthy plate of food. We talked with the children about healthy eating habits and the food categories (grains, vegetables, fruit, protein, and dairy). We introduced them to the healthy eating plate popularized by First Lady Michelle Obama. Then we covered the table with paper and traced out a plate, cup, napkin and fork. However, this project could just as easily be done on a paper plate. The children were able to use their knowledge of the healthy plate and the food categories to paint their own healthy meal.