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Students create a menu following food pyramid guidelines. In this nutrition lesson, students plan a menu by finding magazine pictures from each food pyramid group. Next, students create a menu for an entire day.
Students explore the food pyramid. In this nutrition lesson, students identify the 5 food groups and sort foods according to the group in which they belong. Students use the Visual Thesaurus to complete a food groups worksheet and develop an example of a healthy daily menu.
Young learners explore nutrition and the food groups in these two mini-lesson plan ideas. First, kindergarteners have a discussion about their health and how different foods contribute to it before making their own personal food pyramid. Then for homework, they bring in food labels and use them to make a 'plate' of healthy foods in correct proportions. This resource also includes some ideas for cross-curricular activities such as poems, songs and science experiments that deal with nutrition.
Students examine the different categories of the food pyramid. They discuss meals they have eaten, glue magazine pictures of food onto a paper plate to represent a balanced meal, and plan a menu for a day.
Students discover a new recipe for pizza. In this nutrition lesson, students conduct research regarding the food pyramid in order to build a nutritious pizza. To top the lesson off, students bake their healthy pizzas at school.
Students examine how to plan, prepare, and serve a meal. They analyze the food pyramid, select five recipes, plan a dinner menu, create a HyperCard stack of the menu, and prepare the meal for their family.
An inventive and engaging lesson 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.
Second graders explore weather. In this weather lesson, 2nd graders read Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs and participate in four supplemental science activities. Students participate in Internet research, create weather maps, illustrate pictures, and design a food pyramid.
Students examine the food pyramid. In this nutrition lesson, students investigate healthy foods and identify the proper place for each food on the food pyramid.
Young scholars brainstorm what they know about the five food groups, and practice placing certain foods within the food pyramid where they belong.
Pupils explore the food pyramid to identify the foods that are beneficial for optimal health in both quality and quantity. Their current diets are analyzed and compared to the eating habits of different countries.
Students investigate healthy lifestyles by examining the food pyramid and performing physical activities.  In this personal health lesson plan, students discuss their own diets and how it compares to the food pyramid.  Students participate in a relay race with their classmates in order to demonstrate good exercising habits.
Second graders classify foods using the food pyramid and write about the foods they eat. They distinguish between healthy and junk food and make healthy choices for their meals. They listen to the story "No Peas for Nellie" and discuss likes and dislikes.
Students use the internet to gather information on proper nutrition. They examine the food pyramid and categorize food into the groups they belong. They develop their own healthy cereal idea and advertising.
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.
Second graders list the six food groups of the food pyramid and give an example for each. They discuss each food group and determine which food goes in each group. They examine the suggested daily servings for each food group and view a PowerPoint show.
Students explore the food pyramid. In this healthy eating lesson, students participate in a variety of center activities where they explore the food pyramid and the importance of making healthy food choices. Students also have the opportunity to keep a record of what they eat.
Students study the Spanish language, learn about the food pyramid, and create a food menu in Spanish. In this Spanish and food pyramid lesson, students learn Spanish words for specific food vocabulary and study the food pyramid. Students create a tree map using the vocabulary words. Students then write a school menu using Spanish words. Students complete a paper plate food activity using Spanish words.
Students investigate the six groups of the food pyramid. In this food pyramid lesson, students work in a group to find a pictures of their assigned food group. They put the pictures in the "caterpillars" mouth which is based on the animal in Eric Carle's, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, when they gather in circle time.
Students examine and identify foods on the food pyramid. They catergorize food and place them on the correct level. They discover why they should eat foods in moderation.

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