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351 resources with the concept the food pyramid

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The ABCs of Healthy Foods

For Teachers 1st
First graders, after reviewing the food pyramid, look for fat, sugar, and salt in food.
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Identifying the Food Groups

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students identify and discuss the five major food groups and the food pyramid. They review the school lunch menu, identify the food groups represented on the menu, and create a food group collage.
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Diet and Nutrition

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students figure out the nutritional values of foods to explain the nature of a healthy diet by looking at fast food nutrition pamphlets and calculating the values of foods then comparing them to the food pyramid.
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Dietary Guidelines/Food Pyramid Test

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students review Dietary Guidelines and the Food Guide Pyramid. They take a quiz listing recommended dietary guidelines and explain their function and implementation.
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Investigating the Food Pyramid

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students examine how the food pyramid is an important nutritional tool. They classify foods and compare the number of servings per group that are necessary for maintaining good health by placing empty food containers in grocery bags.
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The Food Guide Pyramid - Daily Food Journals

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Learners examine the Food Guide Pyramid, then keep daily food journals. They evaluate their current nutritional habits and create plans for developing healthier eating habits.
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Who Is Eating Healthy?

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders list the six food groups of the food pyramid and give an example for each. They discuss each food group and determine which food goes in each group. They examine the suggested daily servings for each food group and view a...
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The Pyramid of Power

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students explore the food pyramid, nutrition, and how to plan a balanced diet. This fun lesson is well-planned and a great introduction to the food pyramid!
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Nutrition

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students determine the correct food group for any item of food and describe characteristics of foods within each group and their nutritional value.
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The Food Pyramid and it's importance

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders demonstrate an understanding of the food groups by categorizing foods in the proper area. Given the six food groups in the food pyramid each student is given twenty pictures of foods and asked to place them under the...
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Indian Corn

For Teachers 1st
First graders demonstrate that eating combinations of food is very healthy. They discover that foods we eat today are similar to the foods the Pilgrims ate by categorizing the foods on poster board paper.
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Interactive Food Pyramid

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Learners participate in the game, "Talking Food Pyramid." In this nutrition lesson, students recognize the organization of foods in to five groups. Learners conclude by physically classifying a selection of foods in two groups.
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Getting the Most Nutrition From Your Food

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders research the food pyramid. In this food pyramid lesson, 5th graders track their eating habits during the day. Later, students review their food log and place each item into the food pyramid.
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Get Your Calcium-Rich Foods

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore foods in the dairy group. In this dairy food lesson, 6th graders examine the nutritional value of dairy foods and determine the proper number of dairy servings per day. Students also evaluate numerous food labels of...
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The Quicker the Better? Food Processing

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore food processing. In this food processing lesson, 6th graders investigate the effects of processing foods on the food's nutritional value. Students examine a variety of healthy snack options.
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Nutrition: Why do we need rice in our diet?

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders discover what the Food Guide Pyramid represents. In this health lesson plan, 2nd graders experience the types of foods represented in each of the groups found in the pyramid. As part of this lesson plan, students discover...
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Favorite Foods

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students complete activities to identify different types of food and complete grammar activities. In this multi-curricular lesson, students match word cards to the correct food and then practice using sentences with "there are" and...
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Grain Group

For Students 4th - 5th
In these grain group worksheets, students cut out the pictures of the various grains and the serving sizes. Students paste pictures of the grains and servings together to learn about the food group.
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Healthy Choice Shopping Frenzy

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students identify the four food groups. In this food pyramid instructional activity. students use pictures of food to determine what food group they belong to. Foods that are placed in the wrong place are discussed.
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Vegetable Group and Servings

For Students 4th - 5th
In these vegetable group worksheets, students learn the serving amounts for vegetables. Students may cut out the pictures to match the servings.
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Bread and Cereals

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this breads and cereals worksheet, students read the poem about bread and cereal products. Students learn the poem as part of the food pyramid.
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Health and Growth

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this food pyramid worksheet, learners draw pictures of the foods that correspond to the three sections of the food pyramid. Students enhance their knowledge of a healthy diet.
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Matching Meals Nutrition

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students play a matching game to practice pairing foods with their food groups. In this health and nutrition instructional activity, the class discusses food choices, then students play an on-line memory game.
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Food Pyramid Coloring

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
In this food pyramid worksheet, students color the pyramids to match the correct food groups by the colors listed. Students then color the foods inside each pyramid.