The Food Pyramid By: Katrina Harvey
Table of Contents • TEKS • Unit and Essential Questions • Grains • Vegetables • Fruit • Milk • Meat and Beans • Oils • Serving sizes • References
TEKS for 3rd Grade (1) Health behaviors. The student explains ways to enhance and maintain health throughout the life span. The student is expected to: (A) explain how personal-health habits affect self and others; (D) describe food combinations in a balanced diet such as a food pyramid;
Questions Unit Question: What are the 6 different groups of the food pyramid?? Essential Question: How important is it to follow the food pyramid daily and intake the correct amount of servings of each group???
Grains • Oatmeal • Brown rice • Whole wheat flour • You need a source of grains in your everyday eating.
Vegetables • Vary your veggies • Any kind of veggies are good. Fresh, dry, frozen, or canned vegetables. • 100% Vegetable Juice .
Fruits • Any fruits are good for you to have everyday. • You can also have 100% fruit juice. • Examples: Bananas, Kiwis, Grapes, etc. • Focus on Fruit!!
Milk • All Milk products • Cheese, Milk, yogurt • Should be low fat of fat free
Meat and Beans • Meat should be lean or low fat • This category includes dry beans, eggs, nuts, and seeds.
Oils • Canola oil, corn oil, olive oil, etc. • Some foods are high in oils already. • Examples of foods with oils in them. nuts olives some fish avocados
9 year old girl Grains- 6 ounces Vegetables- 2.5 cups Fruit- 1.5 cups Milk- 3 cups Meat & Beans- 5 ounces 9 year old boy Grains- 6 ounces Vegetables- 2.5 cups Fruit- 2 cups Milk- 3 cups Meat & Beans- 5.5 ounces Serving SizesThere are different serving sizes for each person.
Reference Page • http://www.Mypyramid.gov • http://www.mypyramid.gov/kids/kids • http://www.freefoto.com- picture on slide 3