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357 resources with the concept the food pyramid

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Food Sustainability Unit

For Teachers 4th
Lesson Plans for the week long unit about food sustainability. This unit talks about the different aspects of food and how it relates to sustainability. Day one considers the importance of a healthy diet and how malnutrition and over...
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A Healthy You

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Go beyond counting calories with a healthy eating unit that focuses on reading nutritional labels, making healthy choices, and incorporating fitness into daily life. After four lessons about the different ways kids can improve their...
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Eat Healthy • Be Active Community Workshops

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Recipe makeovers, healthy alternatives, quick tips for a nutritious lifestyle...this 187-page document has it all! Don't miss a thorough packet of workshop activities and handouts designed to support your teaching of the MyPlate...
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What's Wrong with Our Food System

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
11-year-old Birke Baehr describes what he calls "the dark side of the industrialized food system". Explaining everything from genetically engineered seeds and organisms to Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs), Baehr encourages his...
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Consuming Healthy Snacks

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Get your class into great shape by introducing them to the benefits of eating healthy snacks and engaing in regular exercise. This set of activities comes with all the worksheets and handouts needed to complete several weeks of nutrition...
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Does Your Diet Stack Up?

For Teachers 5th - 10th
An interesting way to learn about dietary requirements, this resource prompts learners to look at what someone in the U.S. eats and compare it to what someone in South America eats. They discuss the social, religious, psychological,...
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What Am I Missing?

For Teachers K - 8th
Discuss nutrition and identify components of a healthy diet, view a Food Guide Pyramid, and create a Personal Food Pyramid, listing all foods eaten in the past 24 hours. Compare food lists with the standard Food Guide and determine where...
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The Food Pyramid: What Should I Eat?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
A balanced diet is a smart diet! Help scholars make balanced food choices with a lesson that encourages looking at the nutritional information. Following a KWL chart, a presentation looks closely at the food pyramid and the types of food...
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Energy Flow in an Ecosystem

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Every living thing requires a food source, thus the interconnections in ecosystems become complex. Scholars learn about these interconnections in a presentation on energy flow. It starts with the sun and moves through many different...
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Building Ecological Pyramids

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Looking for a fresh take on traditional food/energy pyramids? Conduct an innovative activity where pupils build their own! The lesson uses research data from Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique for a real-life safari touch. Scholars...
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Exploring Trophic Cascades

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What happens when the top predator on an ecosystem disappears? Scholars explore this idea through an introduction example and four case studies. They learn to analyze the importance of every member in a food pyramid to come to their...
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Handy Guide to Serving Sizes

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Always know the right amount to eat with help from an engaging and informative website. Browse food categories— vegetables and fruits, grains, dairy, meat, fats, sweet and salty treats, and beverages—to discover how to measure a proper...
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Family Time: Challenge Activities (Theme 5)

For Teachers 2nd Standards
"Family Time" is the theme of a unit equipped with a series of challenge activities. Concepts reinforced include possessive nouns, pronouns, text organization, adjectives, writing types, and patterns by way of creative and research...
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MyPlate Word Blanks

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
Create a silly cooking themed story using nouns, adjectives, verbs, and more! Pupils fill in the blanks using their knowledge of different types of fruit, vegetables, grains, protein, and dairy, then read the story aloud to hear a whacky...
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Human Growth and Development

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
A variety of activities spark discussion and encourage creative and critical thinking in a unit designed to inform kindergarten through fifth grade scholars about human growth and development. Each grade level is presented with five...
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Serving Up My Plate

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
Within three nutrition-themed, inquiry-based learning opportunities, pupils take notice of their eating habits; delve deep into the five food groups, gain experience in planning meals, participate in a taste test, and explore ads from...
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Train at School

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Keep your mind and body fit with a fun activity about the five food groups. After going over the functions of fruit, vegetables, grains, meats and beans, and dairy, as well as oils and fats, learners participate in a bean bag toss to...
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Nutrition and Physical Activity

For Teachers 1st - 6th Standards
Emerging nutritionists explore what it means to be healthy. In the beginning of the unit, your class will examine the five food groups and learn how food gets from the farm to our plates. This leads into the investigation of the...
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Seafood and Human Health

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Whether your young biologists realize it or not, humans play a significant role in marine ecosystems. To help them understand this fact children first create graphical representations that show homo sapiens' place in marine food chains,...
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Nutrition: How Do I Choose the Right Foods?

For Teachers 6th Standards
Young learners discuss how to practice healthy eating habits and the body's need for energy through discussion and exploration of the MyPlate system.
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George Washington Carver Coloring and Activity Book

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
Learn about the interesting life of George Washington Carver and his many accomplishments with this series of worksheets for primary grade learners. From coloring pages and word searches, to non-fiction reading passages and math skills...
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Home Living/ Daily Living: Food Pyramid

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
What did you have for lunch? Did it contain all four food groups? Help your special education class make good food choices and recognize foods in each of the four food groups. They look at images and discuss the foods on the food pyramid...
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Getting the Most Nutrition from Your Food

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Healthy eating is a habit that one can never start too early. Learners in grades five through seven, work through a series of activities and informational reading to understand how to make good food choices. You'll find a full...
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The New Pyramid - Nutrition

For Teachers 5th - 10th
What are carbohydrates, proteins, and fats? What kinds of foods have these components? Here's a nice introductory lesson on foods and calories that will answer these, and many more questions