Thursday, April 28, 2011

My Pyramid Turns 18

According to my handy dandy calendar, it seems that today is the 18th birthday of the current Food Guide Food Pyramid.  Happy Birthday!

While the food guide food pyramid does have its flaws, it does also have a useful part in teaching about health concepts and healthy eating.  And, as a homeschool teacher, I really like that it is a well of information I can use for education purposes.

Visit to see the pyramid for yourself.  While you're there, check out all the information available.  There are posters to print, coloring sheets, teaching materials, and worksheets.  Pages are set aside specifically for 2-5 year-olds, 6-11 year-olds, those who are pregnant or breastfeeding, the general public, and those trying to lose weight.  This site really has a lot of information available useful for teaching subjects in health and nutrition. 

While you're thinking about eating healthy, look into the Local Harvest website where you can find farmer's markets, family farms, and other sustainably grown organic foods close to you all while supporting local agriculture.


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