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  1. The Food Pyramid A Second Grade Learning Center

  2. Books

  3. Web Sites

  4. Video

  5. Databases

  6. Lesson Plans

  7. Software/Online Game

  8. Miscellaneous Field Trip to Students will tour the local Publix Grocery Store to learn about healthy foods.

  9. BooksBarron, Rex. Showdown at the Food Pyramid. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2004. Snack foods take over the food pyramid and then it collapses!  Different food groups have to work together to rebuild it.Clifford, Rowan. Rodeo Ron and His Milkshake Cows. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2005. Along with four colorful cows, Rodeo Ron challenges the local soda shop owner to a  “shake-off”  between milkshakes and soda.Delton, Judy, and Alan Tiegreen. Spring Sprouts. New York: Random House, 2009.The Pee Wee scouts visit a dairy farm , learn about nutrition and plant vegetables to earn their next badge.Dussling, Jennifer, and Lynn Adams. Picky Peggy. Science solves it!. New York: Kane Press, 2004. Peggy goes from being a picky eater to a bold eater after her pet duck teaches her a lesson about nutrition.Evers, Connie. How to teach nutrition to kids. Portland: Carrot Press, 2003. Hundred of hands-on  nutrition activities can be found in this resource.  An excellent book to use in the elementary classroom.Hoban, Russell, and Lillian Hoban. Bread and Jam for Frances. New York: Harper & Row, 1964.Frances loves jam on toast -- until she has it for the sixth meal in two days. Labatt, Mary, and Marisol Sarrazin. Pizza for Sam. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2003. Sam the dog gets in trouble for eating people food instead of dog food.Leedy, Loreen. The edible pyramid : good eating every day. New York: Holiday House, 2007.Customers  at the Edible Pyramid Restaurant learn about nutrition and healthy eating habits/Mayer, Mercer. Good for Me and You. New York, NY: HarperFestival, 2004. Little Critter learns that eating right and exercising  is good for you and can be fun!Niehaus, Alisha. My Food Pyramid. London: DK, 2007. The new USDA food pyramid is explained in this colorful book for children.Sharmat, Mitchell, Jose Aruego, and Ariane Dewey. Gregory, the Terrible Eater. New York: Four Winds Press, 1980. Gregory the goat chooses to eat fruits, vegetables, eggs and orange juice instead of tin cans and shoes.Zinczenko, David. Eat this, not that, for kids : be the leanest, fittest family on the block!. Emmaus, Pa: Rodale, 2008. Detailed analysis and nutritional tips for some of the most popular children’s food choices.

  10. Web Sites MyPyramid.gov the pyramid to learn about the food groups and see what and how much you should be eating based on your age and lifestyle. Find a wealth of ideas that can help you get started towards a healthy diet.Nutrition Explorations site presents "an interactive kids section filled with games, activities, fun recipes, and a kids panel to help kids learn about healthy eating and staying active. Kids will also learn about the Five Food Groups, and the Food Guide Pyramid."PBS Parents - Keeping Kids Healthy & Fit, tools, recipes and games to help children learn healthy eating habits.Nick Jr. Kids Nutrition and articles to ensure kids are eating right.  Provides links to games for children and recipes as well.Dole 5 A Day winning site from Dole that includes games, comics, lesson plans, recipes,tests and activities on nutrition.Nutrition Cafe nutrition education from the Pacific Science Center and Washington State Dairy Council.  Nutrition Sleuth lets kids search for clues to find the missing nutrient and The Have-A-Bite Cafe lets them analyze meals and snacks to determine if they are eating healthy. Dairy Council of California addition to lesson plans, this site offers six online nutrition education learning tools for children and teens.Nourish Interactive one stop resource for fun nutrition games for kids, interactive nutrition tools and tips for parents and health educators to use to promote healthy living for the whole family.Playnormous media inspires kids to make healthier life choices regarding nutrition and physical activity.  Instructional guides for teachers are also includedNutrition Fun for Kids, but fun site that includes activities, puzzles, things to do ideas, downloads, recipes, links and books on nutrition.

  11. VideoMyPyramid Every Day. Discovery Education. 2006.Discovery Education. 9 March 2010<> Learn how to make nutritious choices for meals, drinks, and snacks by including a variety of foods from different food groups and paying attention to sugar content.Sugar Smarts. Discovery Education. 2006.Discovery Education. 9 March 2010<> Learn the different sugar contents of soda, orange juice, milk, and water.Making Healthy Choices for Breakfast. Discovery Education. 2006.Discovery Education. 9 March 2010<> Learn how to make nutritious choices for breakfast by picking a variety of foods from different food groups.

  12. Lesson Plans Pyramid Pile-Up, Lunch and Dinner with Gregory Relay #4: Bread and Jam for Frances Mission: A Nutrition WebQuest for 2nd Grade Students

  13. Software /Online Game "My Pyramid Blastoff Game." United States Department of Agriculture. Web. 16 Mar 2010. <>. Players fuel their rocket with food and activities to reach Planet Fuel.