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Students investigate food labels for information about food. In this food pyramid instructional activity, students complete a worksheet on recommended allowances of foods.  Students participate in a mystery bag activity to find a full days meals and snacks. 
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.
Fifth in a mini math unit, this lesson develops number sense by having your class compose and decompose numbers up to five by creating meals with items from the food pyramid. On paper plates, they draw or glue pictures of different foods from two groups (or more) making addends that create a larger number. On the back, they write number sentences to represent their "meals." Various practice activities with 10-strips reinforce the concepts. You and your class will enjoy applying math concepts to food and nutrition!
In this Food Pyramid worksheet, 3rd graders study the make up and components of the food pyramid and the pyramids of the ancient Egyptians.  Students answer 10 true/false questions and complete a graphic organizer at the bottom of the page.
In this food pyramid worksheet, 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.
In this recognizing the food pyramid worksheet, students identify, cut, and paste pictures of foods in the correct spaces on the healthy food pyramid. Students provide 6 answers.
In this food pyramid activity sheet, learners are given geometric shapes with the words of food groups. They are asked to cut and paste drawings of foods, and then to assemble it all into a completed food pyramid puzzle.
In this vocabulary worksheet, students read a passage about the food pyramid and then answer 8 multiple choice comprehension questions.
In this food pyramid worksheet, students play a game according to the food pyramid. Students roll dice and get either a food or exercise card, and place it in the appropriate spot on the food pyramid.
In this reading comprehension instructional activity, students read a one page text about the food pyramid. Students then complete 8 sentences with the correct words from 2 choices.
In this food pyramid worksheet, students drag the foods to the correct place in the food pyramid. Students drag 19 foods to the correct spots.
Fourth graders study the food pyramid and photograph food choices from their school to create a healthy meal guide. In this food choices lesson plan, 4th graders study the food pyramid, photograph healthy food choices at their cafeteria, and then categorize the food items using the SmartBoard. Students graph information about the students' food choices.
In this food pyramid dinner, students plan a meal using the food pyramid, do the shopping and cooking (with help), and keep track of the servings of each food group.
Students investigate patterns in the Food Pyramid.  In this patterns in the Food Pyramid lesson, students sort food into different food groups.  Students make patterns with food from different food groups.  Students discuss the number of food items needed to complete a set.
First graders examine the different levels of the food pyramid and plan a healthy meal. They discuss the food pyramid and read about nutrition using a variety of resources. Using Kidspiration computer software, they plan a well-balanced meal using the Kidspiration graphic tools.
Young scholars examine the importance of eating a healthy balanced diet. They read and discuss an article about the Food Guide Pyramid, and construct a Food Pyramid Abacus.
Students use pictures from magazines to make charts showing examples of food from the different food groups. They record the foods they eat over a day, categorize the foods into the five food groups, and compare to the suggested food intake given on the food pyramid. Students end the lesson with a cooking day at school, using healthy food from the food pyramid.
Students discuss how their daily diets fit into the dietary guidelines set out by the food pyramid. They write a paragraph describing good health habits and identify areas where their personal diet can be improved.
Students and teacher have a discussion about the food pyramid and the importance of selecting appropriate items from each category to fulfill the daily intake. They discuss what different kinds of snacks can be made.
Students show their knowledge of properties of objects as it pertains to sorting and creating patterns. In this food pyramid power instructional activity, students show their ability to use whole numbers in different representations by appling strategies for addition and subtraction in order to solve single and double-digit addition and subtraction problems.

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