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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.
Fifth in a mini math unit, this instructional activity develops number sense by having your class compose and decompose numbers up to five 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. You and your class will enjoy applying math concepts to food and nutrition!
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 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.
Third graders examine healthy eating habits by identifying the food pyramid. In this personal health lesson, 3rd graders discuss their own eating habits and how there should be a variety of foods in all diets. Students research an individual food group and write descriptively about it..
Students explore the six areas of the food pyramid. In this two-day lesson on healthy eating, students will study the USDA food pyramid and evaluate their own eating habits. Internet sources based on grade level are provided, and students will utilize Word and Paint to share their findings.
In this nutrition lesson, 3rd graders create a healthy meal at a fictitious restaurant in order to better-understand the food pyramid. Students view the food pyramid, and menus from actual restaurants before creating a meal of their own. In today's era of overweight kids, this is a valuable lesson
An inventive and engaging lesson on nutrition, food groups, and the food pyramid is here for you. In it, young dieticians learn about the basics of nutrition. They use the book, Frog and Toad are Friends, to help them foster discussion about healthy eating, and utilize a nifty worksheet embedded in the plan that helps them understand what food group certain foods belong in.