Food pyramid Teacher Resources
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Learners explore starch content in foods. In this nutrition instructional activity, students predict which of several foods contain the most starch. Learners test for starch content using iodine and record their results. These results are compared to predictions.
3rd - 5th Science
Understanding My Pyramid
Learners investigate the food pyramid. In this nutrition activity, students view and discuss the food pyramid and the role it plays in our diets. Learners develop a three dimensional model of the food pyramid and create a nutritious meal using each of the food groups.
K - 3rd Health
Cheese, Peas, and Chocolate Pudding---Please
First graders examine the importance of a good diet. They listen to the book, "Cheese, Peas and Chocolate Pudding" by Caroline Feller Bauer, analyze the food guide pyramid, in small groups develop a healthy menu for the boy in the story, and create a chocolate pudding painting.
Restaurant Nutrition Comparison
Students review what the nutritional food pyramid looks like and what it represents. In this nutrition lesson, students record the nutritional information from their favorite food at a restaurant. With the nutritional facts that they recorded, students create a graph.
4th - 5th Health
Studying the Food Pyramid
Students have a cooking day. In this healthy eating lesson, students use pictures from a magazine to illustrate the food groups. Students record the foods they eat and then see if they are eating enough from each food group. Students investigate the eating habits of their family and write a report about how they could improve their eating.
1st - 3rd Health