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The Food Pyramid: What Should I Eat?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
New ReviewA balanced diet is a smart diet! Help scholars make balanced food choices with a lesson that encourages looking at the nutritional information. Following a KWL chart, a presentation looks closely at the food pyramid and the types of food...
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Food Choices The Pyramid Way

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students develop skills in making nutritionally-sound food choices. Keeping a food diary, they analyze their food intake using the food pyramid as a guide. Students identify and explain the relationship of nutrition to personal health...
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Identify Healthy Food and Lifestyle Choices

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Poll your scholars about their choices on food they eat, or don't eat, and on maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Topic statements such as "I ate breakfast this morning" start a discussion on what are healthy choices and what are unhealthy...
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Home Living/ Daily Living: Food Pyramid

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
What did you have for lunch? Did it contain all four food groups? Help your special education class make good food choices and recognize foods in each of the four food groups. They look at images and discuss the foods on the food pyramid...
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Getting the Most Nutrition from Your Food

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Healthy eating is a habit that one can never start too early. Learners in grades five through seven, work through a series of activities and informational reading to understand how to make good food choices. You'll find a full...
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I Can Make a Choice

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
A lesson designed to decrease a scholar's affective filter walks scholars through the decision-making process. Presented with two choices, educators think out loud the pros and cons of each one to model how they come to a decision....
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Servings and Choices

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
An important part of balancing caloric intake to energy expenditure is knowing how many Calories you are consuming. In the fifth of a seven-lesson series on food and energy, learners estimate their daily caloric intake, then use a...
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Home Living / Daily Living Lesson Plan—Mastery Healthy Food

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Everyone needs to know how to eat well to stay healthy. Learners with mild disabilities log what they eat, discuss food choices, and review healthy foods. The lesson could be used to foster living skills in high-functioning individuals...
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Looking at Food Advertising

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Tony The Tiger, The HoneyComb Kid, The Nestle Quick Bunny. As part of a study of the methods advertisers use to sell foods and how this advertising effects their food choices, kids create their own spokescharacter and/or jingle for one...
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Food Chains: Multiple Choice

For Teachers 4th - 8th
For this food chains worksheet, students complete multiple choice questions about food chains. Students complete 6 problems total.
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Making Choices

For Teachers 4th - 9th Standards
When choosing what foods to eat, there are a lot of factors to consider. To help make the decision a little easier, young learners work in small groups developing short plays, stories, or advertisements that address the different issues...
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Healthy Snacks

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Assess your pupils' ability to identify healthy food choices in the final lesson of this series on food science. Given five different food labels, young nutritionists will rank them from most to least healthy, supporting their choices...
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Our Choices Matter: What You Eat

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students will record their food choices for one week, noting calories, protein and vitamin content of foods using a given USDA website. Students will discuss whole class the important of proper nutrition and its role, and what happens...
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Diets and Influence on Food Choice

For Teachers 9th - 12th
From start to finish, this is a truly excellent lesson plan addressing the epidemic of diet-related disease in the United States. Learners begin with a reading excerpt of detailed information on trends in the American diet and the...
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Growing Minds: My Plate

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Examine food choices and the nutritional properties of food groups with this visually appealing whole-class lesson plan. This will take a bit of preparation, but once you do it, you can use the materials for years. Using a food groups...
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Worksheet & Reading Guide - "MyPyramid"

For Students 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore the dietary guidelines set forth in the USDA's 2005 MyPyramid by writing answers to 13 short-answer questions. Along the way they consider food choices and recommendations for optimal health. If you do not have...
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Consumer Choices

For Students 6th - 12th
How do we decide what to buy? Empower your economists to spend their money wisely through this introductory consumer choice worksheet. Learners read a passage on wants and needs, scarcity, and tradeoffs. Next, students personalize the...
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Food Choice in Our Everyday Lives

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
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.
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The Quicker the Better? Food Processing

For Teachers 7th
Kids explore food choices, nutrition, and agriculture through a variety of sources and activities. They research unknown words on food labels, test the salt content in canned vs non-canned foods, and discuss processed foods. The lesson...
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Fast Food and Daily Nutrition Choices

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students explore food. In this nutrition lesson plan, students investigate multiple facets of healthy eating and how the fast food industry impacts our society. They will participate in class discussions, read from their text-book, and...
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Do Something about… Eating Healthy - Day 3: Nutritious Choices

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Day 3: Nutritious Choices is the third lesson of ten in this nutrition unit by Do Something, Inc. The focus this time is sugar. How much sugar does the average American consume in a year? Ask your class to make some guesses and then...
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Food, Energy and Body Weight

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
High schoolers learn why humans need calories, how they control weight with food choices, and the impact of exercise on energy. Scholars then apply their understanding to a case study of lunch choices and exercise.
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Making Healthy Food and Activity Choices: Putting the Pyramid Together

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students work with the Food Guide Pyramid. In this Food Guide Pyramid lesson, 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...
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Food for Spaceflight

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
When astronauts get hungry in outer space, they can't just call and have a pizza delivered. In order to gain an appreciation for the challenges associated with space travel, young learners are given the task of selecting, testing, and...