My Pyramid Webquest

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My Pyramid Webquest

  1. 1. Food Guide Pyramid<br />2nd Grade<br />by Mrs. Clynes<br />pclynes@southingtonschools.org<br /> <br />
  2. 2. Introduction<br />What should we eat?<br />What is healthy?<br />Can we have sweets?<br />Let’s find out…<br />
  3. 3. Tasks<br />We will be visiting www.mypyramid.gov and learning <br />about the USDA’s food guide pyramid for healthy eating.<br />You are the new chef in a local restaurant. Your job is to design a menu for healthy food choices for three meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner. You must list the food choices and which food group they represent for each meal. The foods for each meal must represent choices based on recommendations of My Pyramid for Kids for the amount needed each day.<br />You will need your nutrition journals, a computer, and the My Pyramid Worksheet. <br />
  4. 4. Let’s Begin…<br />Dear Chef, <br />It’s time for you to learn more about creating balanced meals. <br />Please visit the My Pyramid Blast Off Game to blast off to healthy eating. <br />What did you learn? Write a paragraph in your nutrition journal. <br />
  5. 5. Next…<br />Dear Chef, <br />Did you learn a lot? Now let’s take a look at the details in the pyramid. <br />Please visit the My Pyramid for Kids to learn more.<br />Then go to the My Pyramid Worksheet and fill it out for today.<br />What did you learn? Write a paragraph in your nutrition journal. <br />
  6. 6. More Fun…<br />Dear Chef, <br />Have you been thinking about what you eat everyday? Are your meals healthy? <br />Please visit the My Pyramid Tracker to see if you are on track. <br />What did you learn? Write a paragraph in your nutrition journal. <br />
  7. 7. More Fun…<br />Dear Chef, <br />Let’s plan a meal that is considered healthy for someone in 2nd grade.<br />Use the My Pyramid Worksheet to make your menu. <br />Bring your worksheet into school to see how much you learned. <br />What did you learn? Write a paragraph in your nutrition journal. <br />
  8. 8. Evaluation<br />Bring your menu plan to school. We will make a class book with healthy diet suggestions from each other. <br />Were you successful? We will use the menu tracker to find out.<br />
  9. 9. Conclusion<br />Nutrition is part of our daily lives. How can you take what you learned from this adventure and help your family? <br />Discuss your plans with your family and encourage them to visit www.mypyramid.gov.<br />

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