[Surfnetkids: 24 Mar 2010] Food Pyramid

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#1. March 24, 2010

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Reader,

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#3. Food Pyramid

by Barbara J. Feldman
http://www.surfnetkids.com/food_pyramid.htm

Food Pyramid Printable (** for premium members only)
http://www.surfnetkids.com/printables/food_pyramid.pdf

The food pyramid is a nutrition and activity guide published by the United States Department of Agriculture. It contains eight divisions: physical activity (represented by the person climbing the side of the pyramid), grains, vegetables, fruits, oils, milk, and meat and beans (representing all forms of lean protein.) Learn more at this week’s crop of freshly picked sites.

Dairy Council of California: Kids Games
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These online games for kids and teens are produced by the Dairy Council of California. They also provide printable K-12 materials for teachers at a small cost (but free if you are in California!) The online materials include a MyPyramid Match Game (“Discover how many food servings and physical activity you need every day.”), a virtual pizza maker, an interactive dairy farm, and a calcium calculator.

Nourish Interactive
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Created by a former ICU nurse, Nourish Interactive uses online games and printable worksheets to teach children the importance of nutrition and exercise. To access the games, a grownup must create a free parent or teacher account, and then create a child’s account. Once you’re inside, there are oodles of games, including an interactive food pyramid, an arcade-style Food Pyramid Adventure, concentration-style memory games, interactive coloring, and word search puzzles. One of my favs is the talking nutrition glossary that defines vocabulary from “Added Salt” to “Zinc.” Look for it in Word Games.

Nutrition Explorations: Kids
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Nutrition Explorations, published by the National Dairy Council, combines fun with simple nutrition instruction. Under Activities, my picks are the food group match games Quintricious (look under Arianna & Marucs) and Feed the Monster, an arcade game with an embedded nutrition quiz. Another gem is the printable shopping list with headings for each of the five food groups: milk, meat, vegetable, fruit and grain.

… Click to continue Food Pyramid .

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Food Pyramid Printable
Nuritition Printable
Healthy Food Printable
Physical Fitness Printable
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#5. Related Games

Food Pyramid Coloring Page
http://www.surfnetkids.com/coloring/my_food_pyramid-39433.php

Healthy Food Coloring Pages
http://www.surfnetkids.com/coloring/food/healthy_food/

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