Upper Elementary: The Pyramid Counts

Lesson Plan (PDF)

Student Learning Objectives

  1. Explain how the USDA Food Guide Pyramid is a guide to healthy eating.
  2. List the five major food groups and place familiar foods in the appropriate categories.
  3. Choose the appropriate number of servings from each food group.
  4. Discuss what a mixed food is and how it counts on the pyramid.

e-Moment® Guide:

e-Moments, or engaging moments, are classroom activities featured in the lesson. Use the information below for further guidance, if necessary: