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- Lynn C., Teacher
- Wakefield, RI
Food pyramid Teacher Resources
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Student analyze pictures of food items to determine which of the six food pyramid groups they belong to. They tape the pictures onto a poster of the food pyramid. Upon completing the food pyramid, they draw balance meals on paper plates that show which group should be eaten the most, and which should be eaten the least.
Students investigate the six groups of the food pyramid. In this food pyramid lesson, students work in a group to find a pictures of their assigned food group. They put the pictures in the "caterpillars" mouth which is based on the animal in Eric Carle's, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, when they gather in circle time.
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.
Pupils study the Spanish language, learn about the food pyramid, and create a food menu in Spanish. In this Spanish and food pyramid lesson, students learn Spanish words for specific food vocabulary and study the food pyramid. Pupils create a tree map using the vocabulary words. Students then write a school menu using Spanish words. Pupils complete a paper plate food activity using Spanish words.