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FOOD. the . Pyramid. Steps to a healthier you. Eating Right Every Day. Briefly describe the point of this lesson, which is that the class will be learning about the relationship between good nutrition and health. The Food Pyramid Steps to a healthier you. GRAINS. VEGETABLES. FRUITS. OILS.

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FOOD

the

Pyramid

Steps to a healthier you

eating right every day
Eating Right Every Day
  • Briefly describe the point of this lesson, which is that the class will be learning about the relationship between good nutrition and health.
the food pyramid steps to a healthier you
The Food PyramidSteps to a healthier you

GRAINS

VEGETABLES

FRUITS

OILS

MILK

MEAT & BEANS

grains make half of your grains whole
GrainsMake half of your grains whole
  • List a few examples of grains that are plentiful in your area.
  • Discuss how much children should eat every day and when they might have them.
  • Together, research and discuss the health benefits of grains.
  • Encourage children to list foods that they like from this food group.
vegetables vary your veggies
VegetablesVary your veggies
  • List a few examples of vegetables that are plentiful in your area.
  • Discuss how much children should eat every day and when they might have them.
  • Together, research and discuss the health benefits of vegetables.
  • Encourage children to list foods that they like from this food group.
fruits focus on fruits
FruitsFocus on fruits
  • List a few examples of fruits that are plentiful in your area.
  • Discuss how much children should eat every day and when they might have them.
  • Together, research and discuss the health benefits of fruits.
  • Encourage children to list foods that they like from this food group.
oils know your fats
OilsKnow your fats
  • List a few examples of oils and fats.
  • Discuss how much children should eat daily and what foods contain oils and fats.
  • Together, research and discuss the health benefits associated with the different kinds of oils and fats.
  • Encourage children to list foods that they like from this food group.
milk get your calcium rich foods
MilkGet your calcium rich foods
  • List a few examples of milk products.
  • Discuss how much children should eat daily and when they might have them.
  • Together, research and discuss the health benefits of milk products.
  • Encourage children to list foods that they like from this food group.
meat and beans go lean on protein
Meat and BeansGo lean on protein
  • List a few examples of meat and bean products that are plentiful in your area.
  • Discuss how much children should eat daily and when they might have them.
  • Together, research and discuss the health benefits of meat and beans.
  • Encourage children to list foods that they like from this food group.
discretionary calories extras for luxury foods
Discretionary CaloriesExtras for luxury foods
  • What are discretionary calories?
  • Discuss how many discretionary calories children should eat every day.
  • Solicit class feedback for examples of ways to use discretionary calories.
physical activity strive for 60 minutes or more per day
Physical ActivityStrive for 60 minutes or more per day
  • What is physical activity?
  • Discuss moderate vs. vigorous activity.
  • Solicit class feedback for examples of moderate and vigorous activities.
eat well and stay healthy
Eat Well and Stay Healthy!
  • Encourage children to use the MyPyramid Worksheet, for a week, and to eat their favorite foods in each group to meet their daily requirements.
  • Download the worksheet here: MyPyramid Worksheet.
  • Discuss their findings at the end of the week.
  • How might each child eat more healthfully?
conclusion
Conclusion
  • Summarize the health benefits of each food group.
  • Encourage children to do research on any new finding about food and health.
  • Encourage children to continue keeping a food diary.
  • Encourage children to strive for 60 minutes or more of physical activity every day.
  • Ask your school nurse or doctor to visit the class to share facts about food and health on an ongoing basis.