Food pyramid Teacher Resources
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Students use stories, videos and the food pyramid to explore healthy eating habits. They identify the food groups and which types of foods belong in each level.
Students read two articles about the food pyramid. In this health lesson, students answer five questions about the reading. Three of the questions are content related, students compare the old and new food pyramids. The final two questions are about the writing style and purpose of the article.
Students complete a variety of activities to list the ingredients in pizza and identify the food groups in pizza. They sing the song, "I Am a Pizza" by Charlotte Diamond, draw a food pyramid, and make English Muffin pizzas.
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.
Students 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.
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.
Students practice using the food pyramid and know which food group familiar foods belong in.
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.
Pupils study the five food groups as an introduction to nutrition. In this nutrition lesson, 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.
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.
Second graders explore human health by participating in a food choice activity. In this food pyramid instructional activity, 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.
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.
Students 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. Students identify food sources for those nutrients. Students design sandwich boards depicting a healthy lunch.
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.
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.
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 instructional activity, students teach cooking, monitor bingo and matching games related to the food pyramid and exercise at stations.
Fifth graders review the Food Pyramid. They examine several breakfast cereal labels and determine how much sugar is in each. They discuss these amounts and whether or not they are surprised by the results. They discuss the amount of sugar they consume and ways they could reduce their sugar intake.
Students explore the nutritional value of the potato, its role in the food pyramid, and how it can be a part of a balanced diet. In this potato nutrition instructional activity, students read about the nutritional value of potatoes. Students work in groups and present potato facts to the class. Students complete a matching activity for the topic.
Students watch a video on plant parts and identify the function of plant parts. In this plants lesson plan, students identify the parts of plants they eat and relate it back to the food pyramid and perform math problems as they do this.