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Food Vocabulary List & Definitions

dry free from wetness, dampness, or moisture.

energy that which is used up when any physical system does


work.

hungry feeling a need or desire for food.

mineral any of various inorganic natural substances, usu. having


crystalline structures and a characteristic hardness.

moist somewhat wet; damp.

salty containing salt as a flavor.

sour having a tart or acid taste, like that of lemon juice or


vinegar.

starve to die or suffer from not eating and drinking.

sweet having a flavor like that of sugar or honey; not bitter, salty,
or sour in taste.

bitter having a sharp and unpleasant taste that is neither sour


nor salty.

thirsty experiencing thirst; needing to drink.

any of a number of natural or synthetic substances


vitamin required in human nutrition to regulate metabolism and
maintain health.

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Comparing Foods Venn Diagram Worksheet

Fruit Vegetables

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Food Word Search Worksheet

Directions: All words are positioned left to right, right to left, and diagonally.

Q E D R J Y S N O D F E Z A X N H S F J K Z D
M Z I O W Y O I A T N T T R O P N P G R E W W
E C W X N G T W G E B X L M J Y Z J E N C N Z
F V V U R S Y S R F H R Q F O W D T Z N D E S
D D R J V L B G R Z J C P J T Y T P A L X N N
T E U A Y M Y I T I U X Z F V I W R H T N B D
T H X H T N W L S P H F E A B U U B Q Z X C W
I J T S O S I Y A N X T H N R J C T M T C Q O
L D E T V O W M F M F S F H U N G R Y E O P F
A C N X S K O Y A Q W O N P N L S Z V E O S M
R L H B R I T J A T D K S J S O U R H W M W X
E T J L G L O N Q U I M O A Y B U O D S V K N
N R J J A J W M A X Q V B L I Y N Q L U P H O
I I C S A K N T H B P U D Y D D L R G X O D V
M K Y F R J Q N E J F D R Y L P F L F S P H Y
S U M K S I M Y C M F U V Z K J S B Q K F E C
W T G H Z V C U Y S T A J T X X N P V P Z J M
H M I Y V I N Y O D D H D R P A D L T G T E U

MOIST HUNGRY DRY VITAMIN

STARVE SOUR MINERAL BITTER

SWEET ENERGY THIRSTY SALTY

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Do The Research!
Food

Directions: Research the topic


indicated to the right, and answer
the questions below, based on Topic: Little Known Facts
that topic.

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1. What did the first meal on
the moon consist of? (Hint: ______________________________________
July 20, 1969)
______________________________________

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2. What is the most difficult
______________________________________
food for humans to digest?
______________________________________

______________________________________

______________________________________

______________________________________
3. Why is milk sometimes
pasteurized? ______________________________________

______________________________________

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Food Vocabulary Quiz


Directions: Match the vocabulary words on the left with the definitions on the right.

any of various inorganic natural substances, usu.


1. dry having crystalline structures and a characteristic
hardness.

2. moist experiencing thirst; needing to drink.

3. sour the power or capacity for activity.

4. mineral somewhat wet; damp.

having a sharp and unpleasant taste that is neither


5. hungry
sour nor salty.

6. vitamin free from wetness, dampness, or moisture:

having a tart or acid taste, like that of lemon juice or


7. salty
vinegar.

8. thirsty to die or suffer from not eating and drinking.

having a flavor like that of sugar or honey; not bitter,


9. energy
salty, or sour in taste.

10. bitter containing salt as a flavor.

any of a number of natural or synthetic substances


11. sweet required in human nutrition to regulate metabolism and
maintain health.

12. starve feeling a need or desire for food.

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Food Acrostic Poem


An acrostic poem is one where you choose a word or name and use each letter in the name as
the beginning of a word or line that tells something about that person or topic.

Example: An acrostic poem using the word "Sun."

Sometimes when we go to the beach, I will get sunburn.

Usually, if I put sun block on my skin, I will not burn.

Noon is when I'm really prone to burning.

Write an Acrostic Poem using the word below.

F
O
O
D

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Food Maze Worksheet


Directions:

Guide the watermelon to the mouth.

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Food KWL Worksheet

K W L
What I Know What I Want To Learn What I Have Learned

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If I Was A.... ? Worksheet


Food

1. Choose a type of food.


Pretend you are this food
for the remaining
____________________
questions.
Foods Name

_________________________________________________
2. Where do you grow or
how are you made? _________________________________________________

_________________________________________________

_________________________________________________
3. Do humans think of you
as a good or bad food to _________________________________________________
eat? Why?
_________________________________________________

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4. Do you have any types
of vitamins and/or minerals
in you? If so, what are _________________________________________________
they?
_________________________________________________

_________________________________________________
5. Where on Earth are you
eaten the most? _________________________________________________

_________________________________________________

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Food Cryptogram Worksheet


Directions: Unscramble the words by placing the correct letter in the shaded
boxes. Use the numbered boxes to complete the answer to the riddle.

RIDDLE:
How many pounds of food does the Blue Whale take in on one feeding scoop?

NERALIM NRGEYE MSTOI

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

MIIAVTN YHRNGU ITETRB

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

2 7 4 6 9 5 1

VRAETS TLSAY RYD

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

ANSWER:
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

1 2 3 4 5 4 6 7 8 9 1 8

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Food Group Creative Writing

Directions: As a group, you have 25 minutes to write a brief story using the words below.

MOIST HUNGRY DRY VITAMIN

STARVE SOUR MINERAL BITTER

SWEET ENERGY THIRSTY SALTY

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Food Word Chop Worksheet


Directions: The table below contains words that have been chopped in half. Find the pieces
that fit together and write them in the answer area below.

ist min eet thi

gry rve ry bit

so eral d vit

mo amin ur sta

hun ene sw sa

ter lty rgy rsty

Answers:

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Answers to Cryptogram

NERALIM: Mineral

NRGEYE: Energy

MSTOI: Moist

MIIAVTN: Vitamin

YHRNGU: Hungry

ITETRB: Bitter

VRAETS: Starve

TLSAY: Salty

RYD: Dry

Riddle: Eight Hundred

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