Category: Foods & Nutrition

USDA Food Pyramid Replaced by Food Guide Dinner Plate

The new “Choose My Plate” campaign has been launched starring a colorful yet simple place setting. The cost of changing the food recommendation icon for the US is $2 million dollars. Hopefully the money spent on this campaign will pay off in health care savings as people use this new food guide to eat healthier. That’s where Family and Consumer Science teachers come into play. Teachers have power to influence, train, and instruct students in the right way to do lots of things.

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Choose My Plate Lesson Plan

With the new food guide plate replacing the pyramid, it is time to change nutrition lesson plans to get on board. This lesson introduces students to the new myplate food guide by having them create three nutritionally sound plates according to the government guidelines. They will have to look through grocery flyers and cut out items that make up their three plates- breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Additionally, they will determine the recommended portion sizes of each item they put on their plate.

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New Food Pyramid- I mean Plate

The United State’s 20 year old food guide pyramid is soon to be replaced with a new dinner plate design. Stay tuned for the newest information about the latest food guide and new nutrition lessons for your students based on this release, June 2nd.

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Chicken Pot Pie Fundraiser

I have a love hate relationship with pot pies. I love them because they make my culinary program lots of money but I hate them because they are so much work to pull off the quantity I make in my home style kitchen classroom.

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Gourmet Mac & Cheese Take Home Meal Fundraiser

Well, I don’t remember much of this gourmet Mac & Cheese fundraiser because I was in the clinic getting my hand stitched back together. Be careful cutting big blocks of cheese! Anyhow, this is a lovely gourmet version of Mac & Cheese sure to please as at take home meal.

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Stuffed Shells Take Home Meal Fundraiser

Prepare these delicious stuffed shells as a fundraiser or in your student restaurant. Read more for tips on how to make this fundraiser a success and a profit spreadsheet to get you started.

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Pizza Competition

Nothing smells as good as homemade pizza baking with a little bit of competition in the air to make your classroom pulse. This lesson not only allows students to learn how to make pizza dough and sauce from scratch but also helps them develop their plating skills.

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Burritos- Take Home Meals Fundraiser

Prepare this delicious burrito bake as a take home meal fundraiser or serve it in your student restaurant. Tips on how to make this fundraiser a success with the evaluation, labels, and order form to help you get started.

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