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Students list and explain the five food groups and the recommended serving amounts.  In this food pyramid lesson plan, students discuss the food pyramid and journal about their reaction to it.  Students complete a building block activity and discuss the significance of the pyramid.  Students read about nutritional needs and plan a diet for a marooned island community.
Students keep a daily diet diary and discuss the Food Pyramid. They investigate other geometric shapes as a way to display daily food guidelines. In groups, they design a menu for the Food Pyramid Restaurant.
Tenth graders demonstrate an understanding of the food groups by categorizing foods in the proper area. Given the six food groups in the food pyramid each student is given twenty pictures of foods and asked to place them under the correct category.
Students identify each level of the food pyramid and keep a record of their food intake.  For this food pyramid lesson, students relate the food pyramid to the Gaza Pyramids.  Students discuss the purpose and plan of the food pyramid and create a meal keeping the food pyramid in mind.
Students identify good nutrition. In this food pyramid lesson, students learn the basics of good nutrition, identify the six basic food groups, state the effects of the food on the human body, and learn nutritional information while participating in physical activities.
First graders examine the food pyramid and how healthy food effects the body. They discuss what they ate for breakfast and identify what makes a food healthy. Students analyze the food pyramid, and cut out magazine pictures of food and glue then onto the correct sections of the food pyramid.
Second graders explain the food pyramid, nutrients provided by each food group,and determine whether they are healthy eaters. They note what foods are in this group, what nutrients are found in these foods, and number of servings needed.
Students review the concept of the food pyramid that has been taught by the classroom teacher. They have a classroom discussion of the food pyramid; understanding the importance of a healthy diet. Students create an original food pyramid.
Second graders discuss the food pyramid and appropriate choices for each food group. They plan a nutritional meal for a picnic lunch and make a class book. As a culminating event, the class plans and enjoys a picnic.
Second graders are introduced to the food groups on the food pyramid. Individually, they draw pictures of their favorite foods and identify which food group it belongs. To end the instructional activity, they discuss the importance of eating a variety of foods.
What are the best foods to eat, and how much is too much? Kids discuss the importance of eating the right amount of each of the four food groups. They discuss the food pyramid and make meals by cutting and pasting foods from a magazine on a paper plate.
Second graders explore the meat group of the food pyramid. In this nutrition and diet lesson, 2nd graders study the benefits of eating foods in the meat group, collect data regarding their classmates' favorite foods, and create a graph regarding their findings.
High schoolers create healthy meal plans. In this nutrition lesson plan, students discuss the Food Pyramid and use this knowledge to analyze cookbook recipes and fast food meals. Then, high schoolers work cooperatively to create healthy meal plans for five days, including three home-cooked meals per day. Students determine the nutritional content of their meal plans.
Students explore healthy eating habits by conducting a physical food challenge. In this food pyramid lesson, students identify the main concepts behind the food pyramid and what choices they should be making with their food intake. Students utilize the food pyramid as relay points as the class complete a relay race.
Students explore the food pyramid and how to eat a healthy diet.  In this nutrition lesson, students use pictures to make charts of food from the different food groups, record the food they eat throughout the day, investigate the eating habits of their family members, and have a cooking day at school where they plan and implement a healthy menu.
Students examine the food pyramid. In this healthy diet lesson, students view the food pyramid and discuss healthy eating. Students find examples of healthy food in magazines and share their findings. Students plan healthy means and examine their family's eating habits.
In this exploring the food pyramid worksheet, students name and color each of the food groups. Students complete ten activities.
In this food pyramid worksheet, students write the names of the food groups on the pyramid and color each of the food groups a different color.
Students participate in the game, "Talking Food Pyramid." In this nutrition lesson, students recognize the organization of foods in to five groups. Students conclude by physically classifying a selection of foods in two groups.
Students visit a Web site to play a game related to the food pyramid and sort foods using the categories of the food pyramid. They also create sets up to 10 and write numerals up to 10. This lesson makes a natural connection to the science of nutrition.

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