PEC: Bulletin Boards for Physical Education

Title of Bulletin Board: Goodbye Pyramid, Hello Plate

Category: Nutrition

Suggested Grade Level: All

Materials: construction paper, clip art


I created this board to introduce the USDA's new education and guidance model MyPlate. While I hate to see things shift from such a recognized model as MyPyramid, I feel that once this model is taught and known it will serve as a clearer educational tool for the concepts that are being conveyed. I simply cut a fork, cup, and plate from a piece of poster board then cut the colors to their appropiate portions from construction paper and placed them on the plate. I used clip art on the corresponding colored construction paper to list the food groups and used the cues for each one found on the website.

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The board has proved to be a great resource to use during my PE classes. We have been playing cooperative games that incorporate colors and instead of just calling out colors I would reference the board (i.e. "You need to get the colors that match MyPlate's food groups for Cheerios in a bowl of milk" etc.). The kids would run over, reference the board and complete the task.

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Submitted by Daniel Gay who teaches at Hustonville Elementary in Hustonville, KY. Thanks for contributing to PE Central! Posted on PEC: 9/7/2011 7:29:12 AM. Viewed 9247 times since 9/6/2011.

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