Food pyramid Teacher Resources
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Today's Special - Simmering Soup
Students investigate the technique of estimation using Vegetable Soup as an example. They collect data and make a graph. They study the nutritional value of soup using the food pyramid.
Obesity, Eating Habits and Weight Loss
Learners conduct Internet research, view film and participate in class discussion to identify the problem and causes of obesity in America. They evaluate the food pyramid and break down the nutritional components of fast food and frozen meals.
Food Choice in Our Everyday Lives
Students focus on studying about everyday foods and how these foods relate to the food pyramid. They recognize food vocabulary in the target language of Spanish and compare and contrast healthy food choices in the target language as well.
Fishing for Foods
Students practice using the food pyramid and know which food group familiar foods belong in.
Comparing Food Groups
In this food groups worksheet, students read a passage about the food pyramid and the various groups of foods. Students learn about a balanced diet and answer several questions about the passage.
The Five Food Groups - Introduction to Nutrition
Students study the five food groups as an introduction to nutrition. In this nutrition instructional activity, students learn about which foods belong in each of the five food groups and they determine the need to eat a healthy diet. They keep a journal of the food that they eat over a weekend before comparing the food to the food pyramid. They complete the journal activity for another two day and compare it to the original one.
Second graders explore human health by participating in a food choice activity. In this food pyramid lesson, 2nd graders explore the five basic food groups and discuss which healthy choices would benefit them and which foods they should eat less of. Students answer study questions about food choices and the food pyramid.
Me gusta! Spanish speakers discuss the food pyramid, their daily eating habits, and foods they like or dislike. Before exiting, provide learners with a short informal assessment to gauge vocabulary development.
Nutrients for Plants and People: Gardening for Good Health
In this food pyramid worksheet, students read about each food group in the food pyramid, and then write examples for each one. Students write 6 groups and 6 examples.
Burn Baby Burn
Students use the Internet to research information on the food pyramid, recommended daily allowances of nutrients, caloric intake and expenditure, and value of foods. They analyze their own eating habits and exercise level.
Making Healthy Nutritional Choices
Pupils identify components of Food Pyramid by utilizing the Internet as a research tool to obtain current nutritional information. Students identify nutrients needed by the body and how they are used. Pupils identify food sources for those nutrients. Students design sandwich boards depicting a healthy lunch.
My Healthy Diet
First graders draw and label a food pyramid. Using the pyramid and the internet, 1st graders create their own healthy diet. They use educational technology to fill their plate with healthy choices for their diet. Once students have completed putting "food on their plate," they save the document to show to the teacher.
Five-Alive: The Value of Fruits and Vegetables
Students discuss importance of proper nutrition in staying healthy, examine food pyramid chart and identify different vegetables or fruits via eye gaze, and sample different vegetables or fruits at snack or lunch time.
Here is an engaging cross-curicular instructional activity which incorporates elements of language arts and heatlh. Groups of learners are assigned to one vowel sound. They work together to find pictures of food out of a booklet that have the long vowel sound that they were assigned. A clever idea!
The Food Pyramid
In this Internet research worksheet, students are directed to a specific site pertaining to the food pyramid. Students answer 11 questions using information they learn on the Web site.
Students investigate food labels for information about food. In this food pyramid lesson, students complete a worksheet on recommended allowances of foods. Students participate in a mystery bag activity to find a full days meals and snacks.
Getting To Know the Healthy Food Pyramid
Students examine a healthy way of eating while following a vegetarian diet. They study the components suggested by the American Dietetic Association that comprise a healthy diet, prepare appetizing foods from these groups, and inspect the quantity of food comprising one serving of each of the food groups.
In this nutrition worksheet, students learn to plan a healthy diet by constructing a food pyramid. Students cut out 6 labeled pyramid pieces and glue them in place on a paper. Students cut 6 pictures of food items, decide where they belong, and glue them on the pyramid.
Inside Out: An Up-Close Look At Foods We Eat
Fourth graders identify the origins of meats and vegetables consumed by humans on a daily basis. They classify foods (meats, dairy products, grains...) and create a food pyramid.
Students monitor and teach second graders about nutrition and exercise. In this community service lesson, students teach cooking, monitor bingo and matching games related to the food pyramid and exercise at stations.