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Students determine that humans need food to function properly. In this nutrition lesson, students discuss the food categories used in the food pyramid by charting the foods eaten in one day.
Learners explore the USDA Food Pyramid. In this nutrition instructional activity, students read the book The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Junk Food and identify the food groups in the food pyramid. Learners assemble a food pyramid puzzle.
Third graders study the food pyramid. In this diet lesson, 3rd graders discuss healthy foods, food servings, and food groups. Students cut out a few pictures from magazines representing each food group and create a mobile of the food pyramid gluing each picture to its correct space on the pyramid. 
Students identify the five basic food groups. They use their knowledge of the food pyramid to plan a full meal that incorporates at least one serving of food from each group. Pupils classify their ingredients according to the food groups.
Students experience a website based activity that demonstrates the categories of the food pyramid. They make sets of ten items and write the numerals 1-10.
Students review information on the food pyramid, either in printed works or on the Internet, to research healthy eating habits.
Students discuss food pyramid, name parts of pyramid, discuss dairy products and how they are beneficial to people, and participate in dairy taste testing.
Students participate in a tag game with the purpose of learning about the food pyramid. In this food pyramid lesson, students are challenged to find photos of specific food groups without being tagged. During this lesson, a whistle is blown and the students must freeze to perform a locomotor movement.
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 and then sort food pictures by placing them on the correct level of the pyramid. 
Me gusta! Spanish speakers discuss the food pyramid, their daily eating habits, and foods they like or dislike. Before exiting, provide learners with a short informal assessment to gauge vocabulary development.
Second graders complete variety of activities to explore the Food Pyramid and the importance of eating a variety of healthy foods.
Young scholars 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.
Young scholars are introduced to the USDA Food Pyramid. They discuss good nutrition and work cooperatively with the class to assemble a food pyramid puzzle.
Third graders learn how to create a double-sided stuffed sculpture using up to four different types of media. Students also become familiar with the basic food pyramid model and the names of each level of the food pyramid, plus the foods on that level.
Students study the recommended Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the Food Guide Pyramid. They discuss the foods they eat, watch a video about the Food Pyramid and examine actual foods portioned out into recommended serving sizes.
Students investigate how to make healthy choices. In this food pyramid instructional activity, students read about making healthy choices. Students chart the food they eat to see where it is on the pyramid. Students then create a collage of healthy foods on the food pyramid.
Learners analyze the food pyramid. In this food pyramid lesson, students evaluate their nutritional needs. Learners record their eating habits and determine if their food choices were healthy.
Students list and explain the five food groups and the recommended serving amounts.  In this food pyramid instructional activity, students discuss the food pyramid and journal about their reaction to it.  Students complete a building block activity and discuss the significance of the pyramid.  Students read about nutritional needs and plan a diet for a marooned island community.
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 correct category.
Young scholars keep a daily diet diary and discuss the Food Pyramid. They investigate other geometric shapes as a way to display daily food guidelines. In groups, they design a menu for the Food Pyramid Restaurant.

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