When working on healthy eating and Canada’s Food Guide, I like to use as many real pictures (or real food) as possible. Food kids recognize and food that they, hopefully eat. I made a food pyramid plate for each student with the basic proportions suggested for each food group.
Using flyers, students cut out food to fill each section. It served as a great visual of how much from each group they should try to eat. It also helps students classify some foods that they may not know which group they belong to. It was a simple activity, but the food pyramid is something they will continue to see for many years to come.