Food Pyramid Lesson Plan

Instructor: Sharon Linde

Sharon has a Masters of Science in Mathematics

Eating right is an important concept to teach your students. Use this lesson plan to guide your students through the levels of the food pyramid. Finish up with a fun activity focusing on the new My Plate.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • explain healthy food and portions
  • describe the benefits of eating healthy food
  • create a food plate reflecting healthy choices


45 minutes


  • Magazines (preferably food-focused magazines)
  • Paper plates
  • Scissors, glue, and other art supplies
  • Copies of our lesson or shared reading device

Key Vocabulary

  • Food pyramid
  • Serving

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.1

Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.3

Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 2 topic or subject area.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.5

Know and use various text features (e.g., captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.

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