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Teacher Lesson Plans- Learn About The Food Groups

Mar 01, 2008
About this Lesson Plan
  • Subject: Health/ Nutrition/ Computer skills
  • Duration: 20-30 minutes
  • Grades: K-5
  • Ages: 5-13
  • Reading Levels: Basic, Intermediate
  • Prerequisite Knowledge and Skills: Basic computer & mouse skills

Interactive Food Pyramid Lesson Plan

Topic/task Objective Domain and Level
Reinforce Food Groups
Students will listen to Chef Solus’
explanation of the Food Groups.
Affective – Receiving
Students will Students will classify the food
based on Food Group.
Cognitive – Comprehension
Reinforce healthy food
Students will identify why the foods belong
in each Food Group.
Affective – Characterization
Interactive Food Pyramid:
Chef Solus welcomes the students to the Interactive Food Pyramid, noting that it is a “New” Pyramid. When students move the mouse over each of the different colored bars and steps , Chef Solus tells the student about that particular group. Students can read along with the Chef’s narration, too.
Computer and Internet access, the latest Flash and Shockwave players installed, download free from Adobe
Teaching Tips:
Review the definition of the word “Food Pyramid” in the Nutrition Dictionary
The Interactive Food Pyramid is a wonderful introduction to the topic of nutrition and the 5 Food Groups. The Interactive Food Pyramid can be used as a reference, too, during any lesson about the 5 Food Groups.
  1. Ask the students if anyone knows about the 5 Food Groups.
  2. Ask if anyone thinks that they eat balanced meals, something from each of the food groups.
  3. Guide the students to the Interactive Food Pyramid to introduce them to the Food Pyramid and the 5 Food Groups.
Present the students with a selection of foods. Have the students organize the food by Food Group. 
For older students, present the students with combination meals. Have the students break down the meals into the different food groups. Are they balanced meals? Why or why not?

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Written on Mar 01, 2008Last updated on Aug 01, 2012




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