Everybody Needs Food

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Food is one of our four basic needs. Everybody needs food whether they live in an arid desert or a snow-covered forest, and what they eat is largely determined by where they live. Learn that food doesn't magically appear in a supermarket but comes from farms, ranches, the sea, etc. and that halfway around the world a 'supermarket' might be an open-air marketplace without refrigeration where people must buy food daily.

Student Application

We all need food to live. Learn about the origins of the food we eat.

Learning Objectives

  1. Students will understand that everybody needs food for survival. Healthy food provides people with the nutrients they need to grow and perform activities.
  2. Students will know that food comes from plants and animals.
  3. Students will be familiar with the food pyramid, which suggests how much of a certain type of ...

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    1. What We Eat: After lunch, let each student tell two foods that he/she ate. List the foods on the board and divide them into types of food found in the food pyramid: grains, vegetables, fruits, dairy products, protein, and oils and sugars. Make a class pyramid, having...

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