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Second graders discuss their current knowledge of the Food Pyramid and listen to a read aloud of "The Edible Pyramid: Good Eating Every Day." They complete a food pyramid which the teacher has drawn on the board by adding food in the proper place. They discuss and identify food that belongs to the dairy group.
Students list and explain the five food groups and the recommended serving amounts. In this food pyramid lesson, 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 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.
Second graders recognize the parts of the food pyramid and label a food pyramid diagram with proper servings. In this food pyramid lesson, 2nd graders view a food journal multimedia presentation and then complete a food journal. Students use the Interactive food guide on the Kids Health website.
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.
Students understand the value of the food pyramid in making good food choices. In this nutrition lesson plan, 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.
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.