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Lesson Plan

My Pyramid by Consumer Jungle

Course, Subject

Physical Education, Health, Physical Education, and Family and Consumer Sciences

Grade Levels

Commencement, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

Lesson Objectives

Students will determine the number of daily calories they should eat and how much food they should eat from each food group.


30 minutes: Entire activity


Students will receive customized feedback on daily caloric intake and recommended serving amounts from each food group, according to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

This lesson is one part of a larger unit, Health. While completing this unit, students will learn about how to manage their nutrition, weight, and exercise to live a healthy lifestyle.

Consumer Jungle units are designed to be flexible, and can be used as one integrated unit or individual segments. If you are planning to use the unit in its entirety, please see the Related Content field for the additional lessons. The End of Unit Assessment field contains links to the concept quizzes for the unit.


Step-by-Step Procedure

  1. Distribute the My Pyramid worksheet to students
  2. Provide students with access to a computer connected to the Internet, and ask them to navigate to http://www.choosemyplate.gov/. Once there, they will need to click on Get a Personalized Plan in the menu on the right.
  3. Ask students to answer the questions on the worksheet and turn it in for grading.

Note: Weight is a sensitive topic, and most students will want to keep their personal information private from their classmates.

Related Content

End of Unit Assessment

Students can take the concept quizzes via pen and paper.


Content Provider

Consumer Jungle is dedicated to providing young adults with the life skills they need to become responsible, informed consumers. Consumer Jungle provides engaging and relevant consumer education curricula covering a variety of topics such as credit cards, transportation, living on your own, personal finances, telecommunications, health, and e-commerce fraud. Developed with input from teachers, students, and parents, Consumer Jungle delivers interactive games, activities, and relevant information directly to the home or classroom.


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