FOOD PYRAMID BRACELET by jennyyingdi

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									       FOOD PYRAMID BRACELET
                                                                                   Materials

                                                               12”-14” thin leather cording
                                                               1 small clear pony bead
                                                               6 orange pony beads........ Grains Group
                                                               2-3 green pony beads ......Vegetable Group
                                                               2 red pony beads ................ Fruit Group
                                                               1 yellow pony beads ..............Oils Group
                                                               3 blue pony beads ............... Milk Group
                                                               5-6 purple pony beads ........... Meat and
                                                               .........................................Beans Group
                                                               Note: number of beads indicated is based on
                                                               children 2 – 8 years old based on an average
                                                               height and weight for their age and gender.



                                          DIRECTIONS

Food Pyramid bracelets are a         discuss the resources each              Blue ...........................3 cups
fun craft item that will help        colored bead represents.                ....... of milk or dairy products
students understand the food
                                 Orange ................. 6 ounces           Purple ................ 5 ½ ounces
guide pyramid and provide                                                    ................of meat and beans
                                 ................. of the grain group
them with a visual reminder
of the number of servings        Green .....................2 -3 cups
from each food group they        ...........of the vegetable group           If working with students above
need each day.                                                               age eight, encourage them
                                 Red .......................... 2 cups       to study the pyramid deeper.
Procedure                        ..................of the fruit group
                                                                             Students should begin by go-
1. Tie a knot at one end of      Yellow ............................ Oils
                                                                             ing to www.mypyramid.gov/
   the leather cord.
                                                                             mypyramid/index.aspx and
                                 Oils are not considered a food
2. Beginning with the clear                                                  follow the steps to obtain their
                                 group, but a person does
   bead, string the beads                                                    personal profile.
                                 need some for good health.
   onto the leather cording.
                                 Get your oils from nuts, fish               They should print a copy of
3. After making the bracelets,   and liquid oils.                            the “MyPyramid Worksheet.”


                                                                                            Continued on back
This worksheet is used to make mathematical        Variation of activity
conversions to determine the number of servings    In place of the leather cording a pipe cleaner
from each food group each student should have      may be used. To keep a running record of
each day. After the number of servings is deter-   servings consumed throughout the day, a
mined, each student will make a bracelet show-     second pipe cleaner could be attached to the left
ing those numbers.                                 arm and as food is eaten, move the beads to the
                                                   second pipe cleaner according to different food
                                                   group servings.

								
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