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The Food Pyramid

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The Food Pyramid

  1. 1. The Food Pyramid Eating Right Every Day
  2. 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. 3. The Food Pyramid Fats, Oils & Sweets USE SPARINGLY Meat, Poultry, Fish, Dry Beans, Eggs & Nuts Group 2-3 SERVINGS Milk, Yogurt & Cheese Group 2-3 SERVINGS Vegetable Group 3-5 SERVINGS Fruit Group 2-4 SERVINGS Bread, Cereal, Rice & Pasta Group 6-11 SERVINGS
  4. 4. Fruit <ul><li>List a few examples of fruits that are plentiful in your area. </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss how many servings a day children should eat 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>
  5. 5. Vegetables <ul><li>List a few examples of vegetables that are plentiful in your area. </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss how many servings a day children should eat 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. 6. Meats, Beans, and Nuts <ul><li>List a few examples of meats, beans, and nuts that are plentiful in your area. </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss how many servings a day children should eat and when they might have them. </li></ul><ul><li>Together, research and discuss the health benefits of meat, beans, and nuts. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage children to list foods that they like from this food group. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Milk, Yogurt, and Cheese <ul><li>List a few examples of dairy products that are plentiful in your area. </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss how many servings a day children should eat and when they might have them. </li></ul><ul><li>Together, research and discuss the health benefits of dairy products. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage children to list foods that they like from this food group. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Bread and Pasta Group <ul><li>List a few examples of bread and pasta products that are plentiful in your area. </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss how many servings a day children should eat and when they might have them. </li></ul><ul><li>Together, research and discuss the health benefits of bread and pasta. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage children to list foods that they like from this food group. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Fats, Oils, and Sweets <ul><li>List examples of fats, oils, and sweets. </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss how many daily servings at most children should eat. </li></ul><ul><li>Together, research and discuss the risks associated with eating too much fat and too many sweets. </li></ul><ul><li>Solicit class feedback on this food group. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Snacks <ul><li>List a few examples of snacks. </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss how many snacks a day children should eat. </li></ul><ul><li>Solicit class feedback on healthy snacks. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Eat Well and Stay Healthy! <ul><li>Encourage children to keep a daily food diary for a week, and to eat their favorite foods in each group to meet the daily requirements. </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>
  12. 12. 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>Ask your school nurse or doctor to visit the class to share facts about food and health on an ongoing basis. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Thank You <ul><li>Submitted by: Deepika Goel </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail: deepika0125@gmail.com </li></ul>

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