Teen Health Course 3

Chapter 10: Nutrition for Health

Student Web Activities - Lesson 3 - MyPyramid

My Pyramid


The MyPyramid system, developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, breaks foods down into groups and makes suggestions about what you should eat based on your age, gender, weight, height, and activity level. On the Web site below, you will learn about the MyPyramid system and get a chance to create your own personalized eating plan.

Link to explore : MyPyramid – Inside the Pyramid



  • Start at the "MyPyramid – Inside the Pyramid" Web site.
  • Click on and read each section of the pyramid, including the "Learn more" sections, taking notes as you go.
  • When you are done reading, answer the questions below.
  • Finally, click on "My Pyramid Plan," and using the information from the link, create a personal eating plan based on your age, gender, and activity level.

What is a grain food product?
How many subgroups of vegetables are there?
What kinds of fats should you eat only in limited amounts?
What are three common milk products?
How can you vary your meat choices?
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