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Students use food vocabulary to draw and label a food pyramid in the target language. They write a short paragraph comparing and contrasting healthy and unhealthy food choices in Latin American and the United States. Students present food pyramids by using the target language to share their like and dislikes.
Learners 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, learners 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.
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.
Students investigate the relationships in marine producers and consumers. In this life cycles lesson, students use a model of the Ocean Food Pyramid and add animals into the web. Students discuss food webs and what animals eat within the marine food chain. Students participate in a simulation of the food chain by using yarn to demonstrate the interdependence of organisms in the food chain.
Students create a model of the USDA's Food Pyramid Guide, using shoe boxes. They bring an assortment of shoe boxes from home. Students are given a copy of the "Food Guide Pyramid." They wrap boxes for the bread group in white, the vegetable group in green, the meat group in red, the milk group in yellow and the fruit group in purple.
Learners 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.
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.
Students use the USDA food guide pyramid to choose items for a balanced diet. In this food pyramid lesson, students play a game naming the items and their foo groups. Students participate in cross curricular activities to become familiar with the information in the food pyramid.
Students examine how the school food program compares to the food pyramid recommendations. In this food pyramid instructional activity, 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.