Name:_______________________ My Pyramid Webquest Directions: Use this sheet as a guide for experiencing the new government website, mypyramid.com, to learn about the updated Food Guide Pyramid and healthy lifestyle choices. Follow each step and complete the question on the answer sheet provided. Do not write on this page. 1. Log on to http://www.mypyramid.gov 2. Who is the sponsor of this website? 3. Click on Tour my pyramid. What are the „catch phrases for each of the food guide sections? a. b. c. d. e. 4. Click on Inside the Pyramid. For each pyramid section, click on the colored slice and read the material presented. Continue in each section with the “Learn More..” button. Answer the following questions after exploring this section. a. What does a „whole grain‟ refer to? b. What happens to refined grains? c. Click on a food item to see the entry in the food gallery. What does the gallery provide to help you understand serving size (portions)? d. What are you to „go easy on‟ in the Fruits group? Why? e. List 3 foods that have solid fats. Name:_______________________ f. What are the five subgroups of vegetables? g. What are discretionary calories? h. How lean should your ground beef choice be (hint, look for a percentage)? 5. Return to the Home location and put your personal information into the My Pyramid Plan calculator. Chart your recommended servings below: Grains Vegetables Fruits Fats Dairy Meats 6. Go to My Pyramid Tracker and register as a new user. Use your school email or home email for your account. We will be using this program to assess our eating over a period of time. You can access your pyramid tracker account from any internet connection. Go ahead and enter the food you have eaten today and save. We will be using this section of the pyramid for the next two days in class.