# FOOD PYRAMID BRACELET by jennyyingdi

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Materials

12”-14” thin leather cording
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
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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