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My personal pyramid will be the introductory lesson in a unit called Nutrition that will span many weeks. The unit will introduce students to the basics of good nutrition. In this lesson, students will explore 3 different food pyramids: 2 from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and 1 from the Mayo clinic. The students will compare/contrast those pyramids using a Venn diagram.

The students will work in small groups and each group will pick their favorite pyramid. The small groups will meet and discuss their preferences and then work together to create their own, personal group pyramid.