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February 8, 2011

The Food Pyramid ~ Great for Kids!

Last year around this time of year at Farm Day, Bryce had his first look at the Food Pyramid Chart.  He was totally enamored by it and still is.  I'm not sure if it's because of all the colors that illustrate the different food groups or the percentage part of the chart.  What ever the reason, I'm glad he's so interested in it.

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We keep a copy of the chart on our fridge and the kids love to examine the meals and snacks they eat and figure out where on the chart each belongs.

Apparently more than one-third of children and more than two-thirds of adults in the United States are overweight or obese, with the new release of the updated 7th edition Dietary Guidelines for Americans, stronger emphasis is being placed on reducing calorie consumption and increasing physical activity.

I thought it would be a good time to print out a new copy of the Food Pyramid chart to replace the copy on our fridge {it's a little different looking} and to go over the food groups again with both Bryce and Paige.  Bryce has pretty much got the food pyramid down, but  he SO likes to 'teach' his younger sister things and thought this would be a perfect opportunity for some homeschooling time.

I also found a few interactive and printable charts to go along with the food pyramid like the MyPyramid coloring chart , the MyPyramid Worksheet, a close look at the MyPyramid chart, some neat MyPyramid classroom lessons for your homeschooling needs and 10 tips for being a healthy eating role model.

Feel free to share this post with any families who you think may be interested in these printable materials.

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