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Exploring Nutrition Using The Food Pyramid
Learners of all ages study nutrition by designing their own food guide pyramids using pictures from Pics4Learning. They analyze their food consumption over the course of a typical day in respect to the USDA's recommended serving sizes. An important instructional activity given today's "chubby" society.
1st - 10th Health
Third graders examine healthy eating habits by identifying the food pyramid. In this personal health lesson, 3rd graders discuss their own eating habits and how there should be a variety of foods in all diets. Students research an individual food group and write descriptively about it.
Nutrition and the Food Pyramid
First graders examine the food pyramid and how healthy food effects the body. They discuss what they ate for breakfast and identify what makes a food healthy. Students analyze the food pyramid, and cut out magazine pictures of food and glue then onto the correct sections of the food pyramid.
How Can a Dam Affect a River? Activity B
Second in a pair of activities, young ecologists continue to examine the food pyramid of a freshwater ecosystem. They take a look at the food pyramid drawn in Activity A and consider what would happen if a reservoir was created on the river.
4th - 6th Science
Climbing the Pyramid
Young scholars examine the Food Pyramid to discover the foods they need to eat to have a healthy body. Using food brought to class, they must place the food in the correct category in the pyramid. In groups, they test food samples for fat content and discuss their results as a class.
4th - 5th Science
Fifth graders (fifth graders) are asked by the kindergarten teacher to help her teach her class about nutrition- the food pyramid and healthy snacks. The 5th grades use Internet resources to gather information about the food groups and their nutritional value, and incorporate that information in a PowerPoint Presentation for their kindergarten book buddies.