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358 resources with the concept the food pyramid

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Why Walk?

For Teachers 1st
First graders listen to the book Yummers. They use the food pyramid to evaluate what Emily Pig ate during her walk and find out why her walk made her sick. They participate in a walking game.
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What Did You Eat Today?

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Pupils examine the food they eat and evaluate their diet using the food guide pyramid. They write each item of food they ate for one day on the food guide pyramid in the correct category, and with a partner determine if each person ate...
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Healthy Eating

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners gain knowledge of the food guide pyramid and the basic food groups in order to plan nutritious meals. They use the food guide pyramid in order to plan breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They use cut outs from magazines and...
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Dietary Guidelines Multimedia Presentation

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students create a powerpoint presentation highlighting the USDA Dietary Guidelines. They are create a ten slide presentation demonstrating their knowledge of the food pyramid. Students are provided with printable materials to aid in...
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The Food We Eat

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students plan a menu for one day after they study the food pyramid and learn about their daily food requirements. They are given an updated food pyramid with a summary fo dietary recommendations that replaces the old standard "four food...
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Learning About My Eating Habits

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore their own dietary habits and identify food pyramid guidelines including serving sizes and recommended portions. They complete worksheets, conduct Internet research and evaluate school lunches.
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Eat Right!

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students discuss the food pyramid. They create healthy meals using the food pyramid.
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Health: Diet and Nutrition

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Learners access a variety of nutrition and health related resources on the Internet. They examine the food pyramid, match food groups, play interactive games, read an online story, analyze the labels on food packaging, and take a...
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Food Guide Pyramid Lesson Plan

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students draw sets of snacks that they feel are healthy and unhealthy. They can color their drawings.
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Brown Bagging It

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Learners analyze brown bag lunches and choose appropriate foods to make a nutritious balanced meal. They examine the calorie and nutrient content of the chosen meal and modify the contents as necessary.
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Food Group Concentration

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Young scholars play a game of concentration using various foods to make matches. A match consists of foods from the same food group or combination foods that contain the same combination of food groups.
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Moving Down the Line

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students examine food models to determine what food group they belong to and create a balanced meal as they travel through a mock cafeteria buffet line.
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Our Daily Five

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young scholars explore the food pyramid through a class discussion, hands-on experience with food items, and a floor game that helps them to identify the food group involved. Lesson extensions include the use of play money, art, and dance.
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Mater Your Munchies

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore the various food groups while doing a physical activity.
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What Makes Me Go?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine and discuss the levels of the food pyramid, and list the foods they ate for a one-week period. They determine the origins of the food they have eaten, and create personal food pyramids.
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Food Pyramid

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders explain the food pyramid, nutrients provided by each food group,and determine whether they are healthy eaters. They note what foods are in this group, what nutrients are found in these foods, and number of servings needed.
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Food Pyramid Picnic

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders discuss the food pyramid and appropriate choices for each food group. They plan a nutritional meal for a picnic lunch and make a class book. As a culminating event, the class plans and enjoys a picnic.
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Balanced Diet

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders examine nutritional value of foods they eat and find they contain a variety of things such as nutrients, vitamins, fats, and sugars.
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Recommended Daily Food Intake Vs. Actual Intake

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students see how their daily food intake compares to the recommended daily intake. They will use computer skills, math skills, and develop or reinforce nutritional facts about eating healthy. After compiling their data, students discuss...
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Banquet For the Bunch!

For Teachers K - 5th
Students become familiar with the food guide pyramid, demonstrate a proper use of scissors and handling of glue materials, and explore the importance of eating healthy foods.
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Healthy Island

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students engage in an activity that integrates nutrition information with upper body strengthening physical activities.
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Fishing for Good Nutrition

For Teachers K - 2nd
Pupils identify the food group that various foods fit into according to the food guide pyramid.