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The class develops number sense, while composing and decomposing numbers up to 5, by creating meals with items from the food pyramid. On paper plates, they draw or glue pictures of different foods from two groups (or more) making addends that create a larger number. On the back, they write number sentences to represent their "meals." Various practice activities with 10-strips reinforce the concepts.
Students record the foods they eat during one day to analyze how well they follow a healthy diet according to the USDA Food Pyramid. They calculate the servings of each food group they ate throughout the day then work in pairs to identify how they could improve their diets.
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.