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Lesson Plan Level 1: Learning about the Food Pyramid

Feb 20, 2009
About this Lesson Plan
  • Subject: Health/Nutrition/Computer skills
  • Duration: 20-30 minutes
  • Grades: K-5
  • Ages: 5-13
  • Reading Levels: Basic
  • Prerequisite Knowledge and Skills: Basic computer & mouse skills, Hand-eye coordination

Chef Solus' Food Pyramid Adventure

Level 1: Learning about the Food Pyramid 


Topic/task Objective  Domain and Level
Promote healthy eating
Students will combine foods to create a
balanced meal from each of the food
Student will select foods to place on
their plate.
Cognitive – Synthesis
Affective – Responding
Promote healthy
nutrition messages
Students will listen/read Chef Solus’
explanation about the food pyramid, food
groups and daily activity.
Affective – Receiving
Introduce, define and
reinforce the Food Groups
Students will select the correct foods
that are part of the food pyramid.
Students will classify the food group
based on the puzzle’s color and identify
the healthy message.
Students will determine what food group
each food belongs to.
Cognitive – Comprehension
Cognitive - Comprehension
Cognitive – Knowledge
Cognitive – Evaluation
Promote enjoyment
of nutrition
Students will see the character move
through an animated food pyramid.
Affective – Receiving
Reinforce mouse
Students will align the mouse with the
correct answer and click to select.
Students will select images to complete
puzzles using the mouse to click and
Psychomotor - Coordination
Reinforce keyboard
Students will use the arrow keys and
spacebar to move the characters and
dodge obstacles.
Psychomotor - Coordination


Jungle to Food Pyramid:
This is the starting point of the game where the students begin their adventure. In this level, the character travels through the jungle to reach the food pyramid while learning about general concepts of the food pyramid, how to create a balanced meal and how to use the keyboard and mouse.
Required Tasks 
To complete the level, students must:
• Find all six information stations
• Listen and watch Chef Solus make a balanced meal
• Create a balanced dinner meal
• Complete 3 puzzles
• Dodge worms
Key Game Information and Nutrition Concepts the student will learn while in the
Information Station in the Jungle Level:
1. Information Station
This is an information station. Find and visit all of these stations to learn pyramid secrets
and food facts.
2. Ladders and Ropes
You'll need to look up as well as left and right to find everything needed to complete this
adventure. Climb up ropes and ladders by pressing the up arrow key.
3. The New Food Pyramid
Look at the new pyramid! It is made up of brightly colored bars. Each colored bar stands
for a different food group.
4. You Need Each Food Group
You need to eat foods from each of the food groups every day.
5. Servers and Oils
Look at the pyramid. Some of the colored bars are bigger than others. That means that
you need to eat a little more from that food group. The yellow bar is the smallest. That
one stands for oils. You only need a small amount of fats and oils each day. Get your oils
from healthy choices like fish, nuts and vegetables oils.
6. Exercising
Did you notice the steps on the side of the pyramid? The steps stand for the physical
activity you need every day. You need to get moving and exercise for at least 60 minutes
each day. The pyramid is all about keeping kids healthy, moving, and having fun!
Materials needed for nutrition lesson:
Computer and Internet access, the latest Flash and Shockwave players installed, download free from Adobe
Teaching Tips:

Have the student review the Interactive Food Pyramid.


  1. Hand out the My Pyramid informational sheet to the class.  (Or choose one from our complete list of My Pyramid Sheets)
  2. Review the My Pyramid food group, benefits of the five food groups and what foods fall into the food groups.
  3. Have the students make a list of their favorite foods and see how they fit into the food pyramid. This can be done as a group discussion for younger students.
  4. Guide the students to Chef Solus and the Food Pyramid Adventure Game.  They will need to log in.  They will start at level one Jungle to Food Pyramid where they will learn about the Food Pyramid and read a healthy message about it


Have the kids take the post test at the end of the level.  You will be able to see their scores if you want by clicking on their name in the table on your class' login screen.  
Provide them with the Food Pyramid Activity Sheet (boy version) and Food Pyramid Activity Sheet (girl version) for an in class activity or a homework assignment.  You may also include a My Plate page that shows how the food groups fit onto their plate.   (Or choose one from our complete list of Five Food Group Worksheets)
Print and distribute the food pyramid themed certificates of completion for Level 1.  Kids can also log in at home and print their own certificate which is available on their log in page.
Send home Parents Handouts for Level 1 with at home activities to reinforce the key messages the child has just learned playing level 1 of the Chef Solus and the Food Pyramid Adventure Game.


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Written on Feb 20, 2009Last updated on Dec 12, 2011




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