Key Game Information and Nutrition Concepts the student will learn while in the
Information Station in the Grains Level:
1. Color Coding
Explorers, you will discover that each section of the pyramid is a different color. Each
colored section is a different part of the food pyramid. This orange section is grain.
Grains are foods like cereal, bread, spaghetti, rice and crackers. Grains give you energy.
Grains have fiber which helps to fill your tummy and is good for your heart.
You should eat about 6 ounces of grains every day. A slice of bread or a cup of cereal is
about 1 ounce.
5. Whole Grains
Try to make half of your servings “whole grains”. You can tell if something is a whole grain
because the name usually has the word “whole” in it.
6. Source of Fiber and Vitamins
Whole grains are the best source of fiber and other vitamins, too. Some whole grains are
whole wheat bread, whole grain pasta and oatmeal.
Materials needed for nutrition lesson:
Computer and Internet access, the latest Flash and Shockwave players installed, download free from Adobe
Have the student review the Grains group from the Interactive Food Pyramid.
Hand out the Grains Group informational sheet to the class. (Or choose one from our complete list of My Pyramid Sheets)
Review the Grains food group, benefits of the grains food groups and what foods fall into the grains group.
Have the students make a list of their favorite recipes and foods and see how they fit into the grains group. This can be done as a group discussion for younger students.
Guide the students to Chef Solus and the Food Pyramid Adventure Game. They will need to log in. They will start at level two in the Grains Section of the Food Pyramid where they will learn about the Grains Group and learn healthy message about it.
Have the kids take the post test at the end of the level. You will be able to see their scores if you want by clicking on their name in the table on your class' login screen.
Print and distribute the food pyramid themed certificates
of completion for Level 2. Kids can also log in at home and print their own certificate which is available on their log in page.
Send home Parents Handouts
for Level 2 with at home activities to reinforce the key messages the child has just learned playing level 2 of the Chef Solus and the Food Pyramid Adventure Game.