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Get creative about nutrition! This crafty food project has learners thinking about the foods that make up levels of the food pyramid, first cutting out images of different types of food and plants from magazines or gardening catalogues. Then, they can choose to either create a scrapbook or a poster depicting the levels of the pyramid. Three questions guide students in processing their findings, and they are finally prompted to share their creation with a group of students.
In this food pyramid worksheet, students complete the food pyramid helping Junie B. eat less sugar and more grains. Students draw pictures of their favorite foods in each of the food groups.
Students evaluate the food pyramid. In this dairy nutrition lesson plan, students identify the position of the milk group on the food pyramid, then determine their daily calcium requirement and how they can meet that requirement.
Students figure out the nutritional values of foods to explain the nature of a healthy diet by looking at fast food nutrition pamphlets and calculating the values of foods then comparing them to the food pyramid.
Students evaluate human health by completing an interactive activity on the Internet. In this food choice lesson, students identify a list of foods which can make you unhealthy and sick compared to a list of nutritional ingredients. Students discuss physical activities they can perform to achieve great health and complete an Internet game regarding the food pyramid.
Students define nutritiion and diet by exploring the food pyramid. They examine the food of different cultures. After listening to a story about the pyramid, they draw pictures of their breakfasts. Students examine magazine photos that represent nutritious foods. Finally, they create a "meal" by gluing pictures of foods from the different groups to paper plates.
Students investigate the importance of fruit and vegetables in the food pyramid. In this nutrition lesson, students prepare healthy snacks, such as fruit kabobs, and identify the four major food groups.
Learners are introduced to the food pyramid and complete activities on healthy eating. For this health lesson plan, students discuss the food pyramid and healthy foods, complete exercise activities, and talk about personal hygiene.
Students examine food and determine the amounts of energy that is released from the different types then develop a menu using the food pyramid.  In this healthy eating instructional activity students work in groups and create a photo story.
Students examine nutrition and their own eating habits.  In this healthy eating lesson plan students participate in several activities that include building a food pyramid and analyzing it. 
Students study recommended dietary guidelines and explore the food pyramid. They create a profile of foods eaten to determine how well their diet matches the food guide pyramid suggestions. Students plan meals for their family for three days.
Students become familiar with the food guide pyramid, demonstrate a proper use of scissors and handling of glue materials, and explore the importance of eating healthy foods.
Learners engage in an activity that integrates nutrition information with upper body strengthening physical activities.
Students explore the various food groups while doing a physical activity.
Students discuss the food pyramid. They create healthy meals using the food pyramid.
Students plan a menu for one day after they study the food pyramid and learn about their daily food requirements. They are given an updated food pyramid with a summary fo dietary recommendations that replaces the old standard "four food groups" chart.
First graders listen to the book Yummers. They use the food pyramid to evaluate what Emily Pig ate during her walk and find out why her walk made her sick. They participate in a walking game.
A basic lesson plan on sorting awaits your charges. They sort a variety of foods while using the food pyramid, and identify the role of the food guide pyramid in helping people eat a healthy diet. Learners use an internet tool to apply their knowledge of the food pyramid. 
Third graders explore the components of a balanced diet and practice making healthy diet choices. They discuss health-enhancing choices. Students investigate the food pyramid and how to use it to make educated menu decisions. They complete a WebQuest and create a healthy menu.
Middle schoolers, after examining a food pyramid, demonstrate their knowledge and use of their classroom computers by researching the nutritional content of fruits and vegetables. They also compare/contrast serving sizes and nutrients in selected fruits and vegetables.

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