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Students investigate the concept of the food pyramid and conduct research using the internet. The information is used in order to conduct classroom discussion. The lesson includes valuable resource links and the students could construct their own food pyramids.
Young scholars write number sentences that involve healthy food choices. In small groups, they select foods from the food pyramid, develop number sentences from the food choices, and create drawings of number sentences.
Sixth graders build a 3-dimensional food pyramid with a partner.
Learners identify the food categories used in the USDA food pyramid and chart the food they eat during the day. They work in pairs to describe how well they followed the food pyramid and what they can do to eat more healthy.
Students participate in a quick overview of the food pyramid and some facts about nutrition in our foods. It culminates in a "Pizza Party," where students are presented with healthful ingredients for a mini-pizza, which they get to assemble and eat.
Students engage in a physical fitness activity that teaches healthy food choices at the same time. They gather around a center consisting of foods. Students put the food into food pyramid categories as the prizes are eaten.
Students explore how to use the Food Pyramid to help make healthy food choices. They categorize different foods according to the food groups in the Food Pyramid. Students comprehend the basic planting techniques such as: what a plant needs to thrive (food, air, and water).
Students illustrate their favorite food and add it to a food pyramid graph, after listening to Russell Hoban's story, Bread and Jam for Frances.
In this KWL chart for food worksheet, learners study the new food pyramid and then complete the "what I know, what I want to know, and what I have learned" chart.
In this food pyramid worksheet, students color pictures of "healthy food friends." There are 8 pictures total from the various food groups.
Students examine a healthy way of eating while following a vegetarian diet. They study the components suggested by the American Dietetic Association that comprise a healthy diet, prepare appetizing foods from these groups, and inspect the quantity of food comprising one serving of each of the food groups.
In this exploring the food pyramid worksheet, students identify the food groups. In this fill in the blank and coloring worksheet, students write and color five answers.
Students examine the food pyramid and discuss it nutritional value. They play a game to determine what types of foods and number of servings they need to complete food pyramids. they can i"import" or "export" cards with foods they need or don't need.
Learners investigate the Food Pyramid by constructing a creative project known as a Food Pyramid Abacus. They correlate the color beads withe each food group and the number of recommended servings from each. The abacus is a learning tool and reminder for better health.
In this garden worksheet, students plant different types of food from the food pyramid into a garden and write a journal about all of the food. Students plant 4 levels of food from the food pyramid.
Third graders investigate the concept of The Food Pyramid and its importance as a foundation for good health. They use the computer lab as a class to construct projects using the Kidpix software to make their own imitations of The Food Pyramid.
Second graders study nutrition and the food guide pyramid. They follow established procedures for use of programs :print in color only when directed, print only the number of copies directed by the teacher, select and use the programs as directed, select and enter user names as directed.
Third graders complete a lab to review the Food Guide Pyramid and prepare a food item using all of the food groups.
Students create a replica of the food pyramid using photographs taken in the school cafeteria. Students use a digital camera to take picture of lunch items from the cafeteria and teacher's lunches. Photographs are classified by their placement on the food pyramid.
Elementary ecologists examine trophic relationships using a coral reef food pyramid as an example. They play a game applying math skills that ultimately demonstrate the important role of the ever-scary top predator, the shark. This is a lesson with cross-curricular applications in science, math, and geography. 

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