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You Are What You Eat

Lesson Description:
YouAreWhatYouEat Students will be able to...
  • understand the structure of the usda food pyramid
  • understand reason for different size stripes on the USDA food pyramid
  • utilize the USDA food pyramid to identify food groups and recommended number of daily servings from each group
  • understand that eating a variety of foods is a healthy eating practice

Lesson Type:
  • Project

Sustainability Topic:
  • Other

Time Needed:
45 minutes
Standards Addressed:
  • health standard 6: understand the essential concepts about nutrition and diet.
    • benchmark 1: classify foods and food combinations according to food groups.

Materials Needed:
  • roll paper
  • pencils
  • scissors
  • glue
  • magazines, used seed packets, catalogs, etc. (for pictures of foods)
  • Coloring tools such as markers, crayons, and colored pencils
  • Food Pyramid Cards 
  • Food Pyramid Basics worksheets (optional as resource) 
  • Food Pyramid worksheet

School or Group:
Green Education Foundation (GEF)
Contact Email:
Lesson Documents:
application/pdf FoodPyramidBasics.pdf
Lesson Documents:
application/pdf YouAreWhat_YouEat.pdf
Located in: Health

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