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Food Pyramid - Daily Diet Diary
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.
The Food Pyramid and it's importance
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.
Health Lesson: Food Pyramid
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.
Simple Keys and Nutrition
An inventive and engaging lesson plan on nutrition, food groups, and the food pyramid is here for you. In it, young dieticians learn about the basics of nutrition. They use the book, Frog and Toad are Friends, to help them foster discussion about healthy eating, and utilize a nifty worksheet embedded in the plan that helps them understand what food group certain foods belong in.
Home Living/ Daily Living: Food Groups
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.
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 plan makes a natural connection to the science of nutrition.
Eating Over the Rainbow
Students examine their own diets, and then redesign the USDA's Food Pyramid to reflect nutrition experts' latest advice. They read and discuss The Color of Nutrition: Fruits and Vegetables, which is an article imbedded in this plan.
What Am I Missing?
Discuss nutrition and identify components of a healthy diet, view a Food Guide Pyramid, and create a Personal Food Pyramid, listing all foods eaten in the past 24 hours. Compare food lists with the standard Food Guide and determine where dietary changes need to be made. Finally, read and discuss scenarios on "What Am I Missing?" cards and diagnose hypothetical cases of malnutrition.
Investigate nutrition and the food pyramid. Fifth graders will use computer software to write a paragraph about nutrition. They will then diagram the food pyramid and gather and organize a collection of healthy recipes.
Healthy Snack Day
Students understand the value of the food pyramid in making good food choices. In this nutrition lesson, students experimented with rats eating junk food and healthy food. Students observed the results. Students completed a snack worksheet. Students participated in a healthy food challenge.
Studying the Food Pyramid
Students explore the food pyramid and how to eat a healthy diet. In this nutrition instructional activity, 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.
Exploring The Food Pyramid
In this exploring the food pyramid worksheet, students name and color each of the food groups. Students complete ten activities.
Meats Make Muscles
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.
Home Cooking: Creating Healthy Meal Plans
Students create healthy meal plans. For this nutrition lesson plan, students discuss the Food Pyramid and use this knowledge to analyze cookbook recipes and fast food meals. Then, students 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.
Nutrition and the Food Pyramid
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.
Building a Food Pyramid
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.
Food Pyramid Picnic
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.