The Food Plate

choose my plate

Learn about healthy eating and following the recommendations of the food plate by singing this song. This song follows the standards set on choosemyplate.gov. Students will learn the importance of each food group and name examples of each type of food. Students can also complete their own song by filling in the blanks with their own favorite foods from each group. 

Click here for a PDF of both versions of the song!

The Food Plate

Tune: La Cucaracha

To look and feel great, think what’s on your plate!
Fruits and veggies fill up half.
Grains, protein, dairy, build a strong body.
Plan for what is on your plate! (You’ll feel great!)

To look and feel great, think what’s on your plate!
Fill up your plate with some fruit.
Apples, bananas. Peaches and mangos.
Fruits are filled with nutrients. (The food plate!)

To look and feel great, think what’s on your plate!
Fill your with plate with vegetables.
Lettuce and green beans. Spinach and cabbage.
Vegetables are low in fat. (The food plate!)

To look and feel great, think what’s on your plate!
Add some protein to your plate.
Ham, turkey, flounder. Eggs, almonds, tuna.
Protein builds muscles and bones. (The food plate!)

To look and feel great, think what’s on your plate!
Fill up your plate with some grains.
Rice, oatmeal, popcorn. Wheat bread and pasta.
Look for whole grains on your plate. (The food plate!)

To look and feel great, think what’s on your plate!
Fill up your plate with dairy.
Milk, yogurt, ice cream. Cheese and then pudding.
Choose low-fat varieties. (The food plate!)

To look and feel great, think what’s on your plate!
Fruits and veggies fill up half.
Grains, protein, dairy, build a strong body.
Plan for what is on your plate! (You’ll feel great!)

Try having your students fill in their own favorite foods to make a song all their own! Please note, that each blank space represents one syllable, not one word!

The Food Plate
Tune: La Cucaracha

To look and feel great, think what’s on your plate!
Fruits and veggies fill up half.
Grains, protein, dairy, build a strong body.
Plan for what is on your plate! (You’ll feel great!)

To look and feel great, think what’s on your plate!
Fill up your plate with some fruit.
____ ____ ____ ____ ____ . ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ .
Fruits are filled with nutrients. (The food plate!)

To look and feel great, think what’s on your plate!
Fill your with plate with vegetables.
____ ____ ____ ____ ____ . ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ .
Vegetables are low in fat. (The food plate!)

To look and feel great, think what’s on your plate!
Add some protein to your plate.
____ ____ ____ ____ ____ . ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ .
Protein builds muscles and bones. (The food plate!)

To look and feel great, think what’s on your plate!
Fill up your plate with some grains.
____ ____ ____ ____ ____ . ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ .
Look for whole grains on your plate. (The food plate!)

To look and feel great, think what’s on your plate!
Fill up your plate with dairy.
____ ____ ____ ____ ____ . ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ .
Choose low-fat varieties. (The food plate!)

To look and feel great, think what’s on your plate!
Fruits and veggies fill up half.
Grains, protein, dairy, build a strong body.
Plan for what is on your plate! (You’ll feel great!)

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