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Food Pyramid
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Food Pyramid

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  • 1. the Steps to a healthier you FOOD Pyramid
  • 2. Eating Right Every Day <ul><li>Briefly describe the point of this lesson, which is that the class will be learning about the relationship between good nutrition and health. </li></ul>
  • 3. The Food Pyramid Steps to a healthier you GRAINS VEGETABLES FRUITS OILS MILK MEAT & BEANS
  • 4. Grains Make half of your grains whole <ul><li>List a few examples of grains that are plentiful in your area. </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss how much children should eat every day and when they might have them. </li></ul><ul><li>Together, research and discuss the health benefits of grains. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage children to list foods that they like from this food group. </li></ul>
  • 5. Vegetables Vary your veggies <ul><li>List a few examples of vegetables that are plentiful in your area. </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss how much children should eat every day and when they might have them. </li></ul><ul><li>Together, research and discuss the health benefits of vegetables. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage children to list foods that they like from this food group. </li></ul>
  • 6. Fruits Focus on fruits <ul><li>List a few examples of fruits that are plentiful in your area. </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss how much children should eat every day and when they might have them. </li></ul><ul><li>Together, research and discuss the health benefits of fruits. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage children to list foods that they like from this food group. </li></ul>
  • 7. Oils Know your fats <ul><li>List a few examples of oils and fats. </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss how much children should eat daily and what foods contain oils and fats. </li></ul><ul><li>Together, research and discuss the health benefits associated with the different kinds of oils and fats. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage children to list foods that they like from this food group. </li></ul>
  • 8. Milk Get your calcium rich foods <ul><li>List a few examples of milk products. </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss how much children should eat daily and when they might have them. </li></ul><ul><li>Together, research and discuss the health benefits of milk products. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage children to list foods that they like from this food group. </li></ul>
  • 9. Meat and Beans Go lean on protein <ul><li>List a few examples of meat and bean products that are plentiful in your area. </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss how much children should eat daily and when they might have them. </li></ul><ul><li>Together, research and discuss the health benefits of meat and beans. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage children to list foods that they like from this food group. </li></ul>
  • 10. Discretionary Calories Extras for luxury foods <ul><li>What are discretionary calories? </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss how many discretionary calories children should eat every day. </li></ul><ul><li>Solicit class feedback for examples of ways to use discretionary calories. </li></ul>
  • 11. Physical Activity Strive for 60 minutes or more per day <ul><li>What is physical activity? </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss moderate vs. vigorous activity. </li></ul><ul><li>Solicit class feedback for examples of moderate and vigorous activities. </li></ul>
  • 12. Eat Well and Stay Healthy! <ul><li>Encourage children to use the MyPyramid Worksheet, for a week, and to eat their favorite foods in each group to meet their daily requirements. </li></ul><ul><li>Download the worksheet here: MyPyramid Worksheet . </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss their findings at the end of the week. </li></ul><ul><li>How might each child eat more healthfully? </li></ul>
  • 13. Conclusion <ul><li>Summarize the health benefits of each food group. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage children to do research on any new finding about food and health. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage children to continue keeping a food diary. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage children to strive for 60 minutes or more of physical activity every day. </li></ul><ul><li>Ask your school nurse or doctor to visit the class to share facts about food and health on an ongoing basis. </li></ul>

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