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Don't play with your food, Eat it!
Overview:
Can you name the four main food groups? In this podcast, students will not only name them, but explain them in detail. The groups are divided up, and students will share important facts about each. There is also a short quiz at the end. We hope you enjoy learning about the four main food groups! 


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Food Pyramid Game
http://www.theteache...
This is a fun interactive game for students to play and learn about the Food Pyramid.

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Food Pyramid
http://school.discov...
In this lesson, studetns will identify the food groups, record what they eat in a day, and compare what they ate with the recommended daily amounts.

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Food Smarts: My Pyramid for Kids
http://www.discovery...
In this lesson, students will identify the foods groups on the new food pyramid, select items from a food group and determine which ones are healthy, determine their recommended individual caloric intake, and create a menu of healthy food choices.

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The Food Guide Pyramid and It's Importance
http://teachers.net/...
In this lesson plan, students will learn about the food guide pyramid, the six food groups, and what types are healthy and why.

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Mission Nutrition
http://kidshealth.or...
An online game to help students learn about nutrition in foods.

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MyPyramid Match Game
http://www.healthyea...
This game helps children learn about the food pyramid by letting them put the different food categories into the correct spots. Students then place different foods into the correct category and learn how much of each food group they should have a day.

Learning Activities


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Healthy Food Activity Printables
http://www.nourishin...
Children will be able to identify the different types of foods and what food group the different foods belong to.

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Nutrition in Me...Keeps me Healthy!
http://www.eatsmart....
This is a fun handout for students learning about nutrition.

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Food Group Riddles
http://www2.lhric.or...
This link will help children to learn more about foods that are healthy and foods that are not healthy to our bodies. When reading the riddles, children will also learn the different types of foods as well.

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MyPyramid Bingo
http://www.eatsmart....
This is a Bingo type game to help students learn about the Food Pyramid.

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MyPyramid Match Game
http://www.healthyea...
This game helps children learn about the food pyramid by letting them put the different food categories into the correct spots. Students then place different foods into the correct category and learn how much of each food group they should have a day.

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