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Learners investigate the food pyramid. In this nutrition instructional activity, students view a handout of the food pyramid and identify the food groups. Learners draw and label pictures that belong in each of the food pyramid's categories.
Students investigate the Food Pyramid. In this nutrition lesson, students list the food groups and identify several foods from each food group. Students complete a blank food pyramid worksheet as an assessment.
Elementary ecologists examine trophic relationships using a coral reef food pyramid as an example. They play a game applying math skills that ultimately demonstrate the important role of the ever-scary top predator, the shark. This is a lesson with cross-curricular applications in science, math, and geography. 
Elementary schoolers use the Internet in order to explore topics related to the human body and its systems. An impressive, 15-page lesson plan that should leave your charges with a much better understanding of the human body and how its systems interact with each other. All of the websites necessary to implement the learning activities are present, and the instructions are clearly laid out. Terrific!
How is energy transferred within an ecosystem? What would happen to a food web if one of the organisms was removed? Elementary or middle school ecologists examine these questions and more in a comprehensive 5E learning cycle lesson. Through stories, games, a card sort, and a writing assignment, young scientists learn the essential components of food webs in a fun and interesting way. Although most of the links within the lesson are no longer active, many of the necessary resources are included in the appendix. In order to build learner anticipation and reduce your preparation time, each student could be assigned one of the animals in the food web game to research, then create a card for the game; cards could be made a day or two before teaching the lesson. Depending on the age of your learners, you may wish to adjust the writing prompt at the end to address some higher-level thinking concepts.
Students identify and interpret the food groups and nutrition. They listen to a book, list prior knowledge of foods and nutrition, and sort the foods into various food groups. Students then identify various foods by listening to clues as they are read aloud and create an Idea Web.
Students evaluate the food pyramid. In this dairy nutrition lesson, 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.
First graders explore the Food Pyramid. For this food pyramid lesson students investigate the food groups in the food pyramid. Students discover the importance of exercise in a healthy lifestyle.
An incredible series of lessons on the human body is here for you! Young scientists explore various websites, construct a skeleton using macaroni, compare/contrast a frog skeleton to a human skeleton, label the main parts of the human body, and create a clay model heart.  Wow! What a lesson!
Examine how nutrition plays an important role in our lives by conducting online research and developing lunch menus that satisfy nutritional requirements set up by the United States Department of Agriculture. Students download recipes, create ethnic variations on the food pyramid, and use Excel to convert recipes. In addition, they create a cost sheet for feeding different amounts of students.
First graders explore the nutrition recommendations using selected Internet sources to examine the food pyramid for children. They discuss the attributes of the food groups as well as physical activity. The culminating activities for the lesson include playing "My Pyramid Go Fish" and using clocks to identify meal and play times.
Students examine the different food groups on the food pyramid. In groups, they discover the proper amount to eat from each food group and how to prepare healthy meals. They keep a food journal and calculate the amount of calories they take in taking into account the amount of physical activity they receive in a day. To end the lesson, they discuss whether being a vegetarian is healthier than not.
Third graders examine the issue of food quality to assess the dangers of pesticides, additives, and improper food preparation. After keeping food diaries and categorizing foods, they fill in food pyramids based on their journal entries. In addition, 3rd graders bake cakes to determine how additives change the taste of food and take a cola taste test.
Students work with the Food Guide Pyramid. In this Food Guide Pyramid activity, students draw a large rendering of the food pyramid on a piece of butcher paper. They cut out pictures of foods and place them on the food pyramid, they play a food pyramid game, and discuss the portions of food that they need to complete the pyramid. They write a letter to a family member or teacher telling about one food that they will substitute with a healthy choice.
Fifth graders explore the brain and what is needs. In this biology lesson plan, 5th graders will work on a series of activities that will allow them to learn about the brain, its parts, and the best foods to eat for their brain.
Students identify foods that belong in each group on the food guide pyramid. They discuss how TV and peers may negatively influence eating habits.
Students evaluate their nutritional health.  In this health and nutrition lesson plan, students analyze the food guide pyramid using an interactive on-line tool. Students complete worksheets and keep food journals. Students set personal goals for healthy eating. A final assessment test is included.
Young scholars discuss the concept of a food chain in the California ecosystem. in this food chain activity, students look at different cards and sort them into herbivores, carnivores, decomposers, and omnivores. Then they use these cards to create several food chains. 
Fifth graders explore human health by examining the food pyramid. In this eating habits lesson, 5th graders identify the different food categories discussed in the food pyramid and their inherent benefits to human beings. Students create a food pyramid brochure while collaborating in small groups.
Learners act as decision makers and research and determine the nutritional needs of young children, teenagers, and adults. They compile their findings in a nutrition portfolio. Class groups assume the role of hospital dietician and plan meals for their patient based upon research and the information given to them about the patient.

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