Today was learned what the 5 food groups are and had fun making a 3-D food pyramid.
- The Food Pyramid by Christine Taylor-Butler
Good and Nutrition For Every Kid by Janice VanCleave Chapters 7-8
Dairy -2-3 servings
Protein -2-3 servings
Vegetables -2-3 servings
Fruits -2-3 servings
Grains -6-11 servings
Fats & Oils -choose wisely
- What are the food groups?
- How many servings of each food group should a child have each day?
A Healthy Week
- Keep track of all the foods you ate for a week.
- Keep track of each meal on each day.
- Keep track of how many of each food group you ate in each day.
Discuss: There are 5 main food groups that you can see here on this Food Groups What Makes a Serving print out.
Dairy – milk, cheese, yogurt
Protein – meat, fish, eggs, beans, nuts
Vegetables – carrots, lettuce, radishes, broccoli
Fruits – apples, bananas, peaches, grapes
Grains – cereal, bread, crackers
Fats & Oils – Junk Food
- Play foods of each food group (or real food containers)
- Masking Tape
- Labels for each food group
- Use the masking tape to make a triangle on the floor creating the outline of the food pyramid.
- Place the labels in the correct section of the food pyramid.
- Help the child sort play food into the correct food group by setting the items on the floor in the pyramid.
Food Pyramid Organizing
I used this Organize the Food Group Worksheet and Chef Souls and the Explorers Introduce the Food Groups for J to review the food groups.
Nutrition Unit Study