7.25.2006

MyPyramid for Kids

As of July 1, all schools must have a wellness policy in place. MyPyramid is a helpful website designed for kids ages 6-11. Go here to play the MyPyramid Blast-off game and find other materials designed for elementary school-aged children. The following MyPyramid materials are available online:

MyPyramid Blast Off Game
An interactive computer game where kids can reach Planet Power by fueling their rocket with food and physical activity. “Fuel” tanks for each food group help students keep track of how their choices fit into MyPyramid.

MyPyramid for Kids Poster
A 2-sided poster of MyPyramid for Kids. One side of the poster, for younger children, highlights a simplified MyPyramid for Kids graphic. The other side, for advanced elementary students, features both the MyPyramid for Kids graphic and healthy eating and physical activity messages.

Tips for Families
A 2-sided MyPyramid for Kids mini-poster with the MyPyramid for Kids graphic on one side and eating and physical activity tips on the other side.

A Close Look at MyPyramid for Kids
A step-by-step explanation of the key concepts of the MyPyramid for Kids symbol.

MyPyramid for Kids Coloring Page
Black and white line art of the MyPyramid for Kids symbol for kids to color.

MyPyramid for Kids Worksheet
Worksheet to help kids track how their food choices match up to the recommendations of MyPyramid. Print out this helpful meal tracking worksheet and set a food and activity goal for tomorrow.

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