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Does everyone know they’ve done away with the food pyramid and adopted the food plate? I know, it’s kind of old news, but as I’ve been reflecting on how to make sure we get more vegis into our diets, I thought up this craft for the kids. I really thought the visual would be helpful to understand the importance of balanced eating…especially for my middle child who just wants to… {Read More}

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Food Pyramid for health lesson. This will be good to show students how much of each food they should be eating.

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Article about using My Plate with kids and how it is different from the now outdated food pyramid.

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My Plate Cut and Paste - A worksheet on the new USDA food recommendations. After a lesson on the "Food Plate" students can use this worksheet to plan out a well balanced menu for one day.

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Food Pyramid - I love this idea for teaching healthy habits! I would create the board with the pyramid and then I would have different groups of children take a food group, color and cut them out, and then as a class we would talk about where each food goes and why.

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Printable meal tracking sheets for kids from Nourish Interactive. Click to print this fun nutrition education food groups meal tracking sheets. Kids food pyramid coloring. Visit us for free online nutrition games

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