Food pyramid Teacher Resources
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Young learners explore addition and subtraction in an activity designed around the food pyramid. Pairs work together to collect pictures of foods that fit in each of the categories, then they add and subtract their pictures to come up with different sums and differences.
Pre-K - 2nd Health
Food Pyramid - Enrichment 18.3
In this food pyramid activity, students keep a journal of what they eat for a week, place the foods in one of the five categories in the chart, and compare what they eat to the food pyramid. Students then answer the questions by comparing and finding the ratios for their food versus the food pyramid.
5th - 6th Math
Food Pyramid Mobile
Third graders study the food pyramid. In this diet instructional activity, 3rd graders discuss healthy foods, food servings, and food groups. Students cut out a few pictures from magazines representing each food group and create a mobile of the food pyramid gluing each picture to its correct space on the pyramid.
Food Pyramid Tag
Students participate in a tag game with the purpose of learning about the food pyramid. For this food pyramid lesson, students are challenged to find photos of specific food groups without being tagged. During this lesson, a whistle is blown and the students must freeze to perform a locomotor movement.
3rd - 5th Health
The Food Pyramid is an important tool for youngsters to be introduced to. This lesson succeeds at combining direct instruction with artwork and a movement activity to help young learners discover the food pyramid. A cut-and-paste activity at the end will produce a nice poster which can be displayed in the classroom.
Pre-K - 1st Health
Studying the Food Pyramid
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.
1st - 3rd Health
Students examine the food pyramid. In this healthy diet instructional activity, 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.
1st - 3rd Health
What's Wrong with Our Food System
In this engaging video, 11-year-old Birke Baehr describes what he calls "the dark side of the industrialized food system". Explaining everything from genetically engineered seeds and organisms to Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs), Baehr encourages his audience to "think local, think organic, know your farmer, and know your food.
5 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Picture Perfect Pyramid
Students investigate the concept of the food pyramid. The lesson includes background information for the teacher to lecture students about the food pyramid. They construct a model of the pyramid using cereal boxes. The projects could serve as props for research papers presented as an extension to the lesson.
1st - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Fun With Food
Students investigate the food pyramid and how to plan and eat a well balanced diet. They identify the foods on the food pyramid, and draw a picture of a balanced breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Next, they discuss the types of food they eat at home, and create their own food pyramid.
3rd - 4th Health
Life Science: My Pyramid
Students examine how the school food program compares to the food pyramid recommendations. In this food pyramid lesson, students compile data regarding the food choices available in the school through the lunch program and vending machines, then analyze how this meets the recommendations set forth by the USDA in the food pyramid.
9th - 12th Science