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- Wakefield, RI
Food pyramid Teacher Resources
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First graders explore the food pyramid. In this health lesson, 1st graders read the story Showdown at the Food Pyramid and discuss the foods that belong in each group. Students then create charts of the food groups by cutting and pasting pictures of the foods. Students then use a computer programs to create a concept map.
Fourth graders construct a food journal. In this nutrition instructional activity, 4th graders keep track of foods they eat for three days and write them in a journal. Students write down their favorite food on a sticky note and place it in the correct food group on the food pyramid.
Students show their knowledge of properties of objects as it pertains to sorting and creating patterns. In this food pyramid power instructional activity, students show their ability to use whole numbers in different representations by appling strategies for addition and subtraction in order to solve single and double-digit addition and subtraction problems.
Young scholars explore the six areas of the food pyramid. For this two-day lesson on healthy eating, students will study the USDA food pyramid and evaluate their own eating habits. Internet sources based on grade level are provided, and young scholars will utilize Word and Paint to share their findings.