5A/M1 ( Grades: 6-8 ): One of the most general distinctions among organisms is between plants, which use sunlight to make their own food, and animals, which consume energy-rich foods. Some kinds of organisms, many of them microscopic, cannot be neatly classified as either plants or animals.
5C/P2 ( Grades: K-2 ): Most living things need water, food, and air.
6A/P2 ( Grades: K-2 ): People need water, food, air, waste removal, and a particular range of temperatures in their environment, just as other animals do.
NSTA National Science Education Standards
C.1.1 ( Grades: K-4 ): Organisms have basic needs. For example, animals need air, water, and food; plants require air, water, nutrients, and light. Organisms can survive only in environments in which their needs can be met. The world has many different environments, and distinct environments support the life of different types of organisms.
F.1.3 ( Grades: K-4 ): Nutrition is essential to health. Students should understand how the body uses food and how various foods contribute to health. Recommendations for good nutrition include eating a variety of foods, eating less sugar, and eating less fat.
F.1.5 ( Grades: 5-8 ): Food provides energy and nutrients for growth and development. Nutrition requirements vary with body weight, age, sex, activity, and body functioning.