The Food Pyramid A Second Grade Learning Center
Miscellaneous Field Trip to Students will tour the local Publix Grocery Store to learn about healthy foods.
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.
Web Sites MyPyramid.govhttp://www.mypyramid.gov/Explore 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 Explorationshttp://www.nutritionexplorations.org/kids/main.aspThis 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 & Fithttp://www.pbs.org/parents/special/nutrition-fitness.htmlArticles, tools, recipes and games to help children learn healthy eating habits.Nick Jr. Kids Nutritionhttp://www.nickjr.com/kids-health/eating-healthy/Charts and articles to ensure kids are eating right. Provides links to games for children and recipes as well.Dole 5 A Dayhttp://www.dole.com/#/superkids/Award winning site from Dole that includes games, comics, lesson plans, recipes,tests and activities on nutrition.Nutrition Cafehttp://exhibits.pacsci.org/nutrition/nutrition_cafe.htmlInteractive 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 Californiahttp://www.dairycouncilofca.org/In addition to lesson plans, this site offers six online nutrition education learning tools for children and teens.Nourish Interactivehttp://www.nourishinteractive.com/Free 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.Playnormoushttp://www.playnormous.com/Fun media inspires kids to make healthier life choices regarding nutrition and physical activity. Instructional guides for teachers are also includedNutrition Fun for Kidshttp://www.nutritionforkids.com/kidactivities.htmSimple, but fun site that includes activities, puzzles, things to do ideas, downloads, recipes, links and books on nutrition.
VideoMyPyramid Every Day. Discovery Education. 2006.Discovery Education. 9 March 2010<http://streaming.discoveryeducation.com/> 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<http://streaming.discoveryeducation.com/> 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<http://streaming.discoveryeducation.com/> Learn how to make nutritious choices for breakfast by picking a variety of foods from different food groups.
Lesson Plans Pyramid Pile-Uphttp://www.playnormous.com/downloads/PyramidPileUp_TeacherGameGuide.pdfBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner with Gregoryhttp://www.eduref.org/Virtual/Lessons/Health/Nutrition/NUT0017.htmlPyramid Relayhttp://eduref.org/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Health/Nutrition/NUT0010.htmlLesson #4: Bread and Jam for Franceshttp://teacherlink.ed.usu.edu/tlresources/units/monsonUnits/AmyHal/Nutrition.htmlNutrition Mission: A Nutrition WebQuest for 2nd Grade Studentshttp://studenthome.nku.edu/~webquest/Hurley/WebQuest.htm
Software /Online Game "My Pyramid Blastoff Game." United States Department of Agriculture. Web. 16 Mar 2010. <http://www.mypyramid.gov/KIDS/Kids_game.html>. Players fuel their rocket with food and activities to reach Planet Fuel.