Football, basketball, softball. What do these sports have in common? Athletes. Young scholars learn about and discuss the food pyramind, especially grains, with the thought that they will be planning a pre-competition meal and snack for an athlete. Pre-game meals for athletes are usually very high in carbohydrates and lower in fat and proteins. Remember that there are healthy and not so healthy, carbohydrates. After creating a menu, the class discusses what they chose and the reasons why.