Cornell University Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, KRO_29_2_3252_B3F12_195
Dietary recommendations listing food groups and serving recommendations, in English and Spanish, c. 1991.
Why would the government be interested in people’s health?
Why is it important to eat healthy?
What would happen if you ate only junk food?
What are some examples of junk food?
Why do you think this is printed in both English and Spanish?
How many portions of vegetables should you have each day?
How many servings of milk do children over 10 need each day?
The Food Pyramid has recently been updated. How is it different? How is it similar?
Research the nutritional value of the food in your favorite fast-food restaurant.
Science: Track one day’s eating on the My Pyramid Web site. Write a nutritional evaluation of yourself. What do you do right? What areas could you improve on?
Art: Make a list of some typical foods students your age eat for lunch. Then, create a poster or handout that suggests some similar, but healthier, choices for the most popular items.
Home and Career: Develop a menu for a day using the guidelines suggested by the chart.
My Food Pyramid. 2007. DK Publishing, 2007.
Rockwell, Lizzy. 1999. Good Enough to Eat: A Kid’s Guide to Food and Nutrition. HarperCollins, 1999.