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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. 
Learners determine that humans need food to function properly. In this nutrition lesson plan, students discuss the food categories used in the food pyramid by charting the foods eaten in one day.
Fifth in a mini math unit, this lesson 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!
Students 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. Students 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.
Third graders examine healthy eating habits by identifying the food pyramid.  In this personal health instructional activity, 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 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 instructional activity, students are challenged to find photos of specific food groups without being tagged. During this instructional activity, a whistle is blown and the students must freeze to perform a locomotor movement.
Students identify the different parts of the food pyramid that are all needed to stay healthy. They explain where milk comes from, name different dairy products, and the key nutrient (calcium) in dairy foods that makes bones and teeth strong.
Second graders complete variety of activities to explore the Food Pyramid and the importance of eating a variety of healthy foods.
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.
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 are introduced to the USDA Food Pyramid. They discuss good nutrition and work cooperatively with the class to assemble a food pyramid puzzle.
Pupils 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. For this food pyramid lesson, 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.
Students analyze the food pyramid. In this food pyramid activity, students evaluate their nutritional needs. Students record their eating habits and determine if their food choices were healthy.
Students create a booklet depicting the groups of the Food Pyramid. They play "Name That Food" game.

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