Food pyramid Teacher Resources
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Fifth graders (fifth graders) are asked by the kindergarten teacher to help her teach her class about nutrition- the food pyramid and healthy snacks. The 5th grades use Internet resources to gather information about the food groups and their nutritional value, and incorporate that information in a PowerPoint Presentation for their kindergarten book buddies.
The Five Food Groups
Pupils explore the five food groups as well as the specific foods found in each of these groups.
American Heart Month
Pupils make cards, watch videos, and make food all to promote a healthy heart. In this heart lesson plan, students also discuss active lifestyles they can lead.
The ABCs of Healthy Foods
First graders, after reviewing the food pyramid, look for fat, sugar, and salt in food.
Scooter Shopping Spree
Students participate in a relay to complete their food pyramid. They take turns riding a scooter to the "store." Each student brings back an item to complete their food pyramid.
The Dangers of Being Obese/Overweight
Third graders determine if they are eating healthy. In this healthy living lesson plan, 3rd graders watch a video titled Happy Health and review the food pyramid. Students create a spreadsheet where they list their food intake for the week and determine if they are eating what the food pyramid recommends.
Students identify the food groups. In this nutrition lesson plan, students read the book Staying Healthy, Eating Right and identify the food groups. Students cut out pictures of foods and glue them onto tag board. Students place the cards into the correct food groups.
Nutrients In Our Foods
Students use the Internet to learn of, and research, information on health and nutrition. They study the six essential nutrients and explore the Food Pyramid.
Twas The Night Before Thanksgiving
Students listen to the book, Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving. They rotate through five motor skills stations, with each station simulating an event from the book.
Familiarizing Students with the Five Food Groups
Students identify an assortment of foods from all of the food groups, then discuss each type of foods' benefits and what happens to the body if it does not get these foods. They classify the foods according to the food groups.
Fourth graders identify different food groups, identify foods belonging to each food group, and recognize the nutritional value of each food group. They interpret key portions of food labels such as: serving size, calories, fat, carbohydrates, and vitamins.
Students examine the food pyramid. In this nutrition activity, students discuss the food pyramid and identify foods that belong in each category.
Personal Food Plan
Learners create their own food plan that fits in the food pyramid. In this investigative lesson students study the food pyramid and create their own meal plans according to the chart.
Nutrients for Plants and People: Nutrition Scrapbook or Poster
Get creative about nutrition! This crafty food project has learners thinking about the foods that make up levels of the food pyramid, first cutting out images of different types of food and plants from magazines or gardening catalogues. Then, they can choose to either create a scrapbook or a poster depicting the levels of the pyramid. Three questions guide learners in processing their findings, and they are finally prompted to share their creation with a group of students.
Falling Food Lesson
Students examine personal health by defining the five food groups. In this food pyramid instructional activity, students discuss the importance of each food group and write them on the board. Students utilize the Internet to participate in a food identification interactive game.
Identify and develop health food choices with your class. Start by having them develop a healthy menu. They will also identify and record healthy serving sizes of nutritious foods. Then use the Food Pyramid as a guide as they develop a menu for a healthy breakfast and snack.
Familiarizing Students with the 5 Food Groups
Students review a variety of foods and classify them into food groups. They identify the benefits of each food group to our bodies and consider how deficiencies of these groups affect humans. They sort pictures, view a video and write stories.
A Balanced Diet
Students determine which healthy foods comprise a well balanced meal. Using a checklist, students classify foods as healthy or unhealthy. This lesson is intended for students acquiring English.
Nutrients for Plants and People: Reading Food Labels for Nutrition
Apply work with the food pyramid with this worksheet. Have your class go through their cupboards at home and find 5 different foods to inspect. On this handout, they record the food, what part of the food pyramid this food fits into, and the vitamins and minerals the food contains. Learners also compare nutrients between different foods and are prompted to think about their own food choices.
You Are What You Eat
In this food pyramid instructional activity, students complete the food pyramid helping Junie B. eat less sugar and more grains. Students draw pictures of their favorite foods in each of the food groups.