In this topic, we are going to show you how to build a food pyramid model for kids at home for your science project or exhibitions.
This handmade science food pyramid model is done using materials like cardboard, white paper and hot glue gun which is easily available at home at low cost.
Overview of the food pyramid
A food pyramid or it is also known as diet pyramid is represented in the triangular diagram.
This food pyramid to prevent obesity, chronic diseases, improper nutrition, and dental cares
The food pyramid is used to represent an optimal number of servings to be eaten each day from each of the basic food groups.
The Food Pyramid developed to ensure healthy eating habits.
Healthy eating is nothing but getting the correct information the eating habits such as nutrients, protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals to maintain a healthy life
How to make a food pyramid school project at home step by step?
In this video, we will show steps by step video instructions on how to build a food chain model at home easy way.
First, take big rectangular shape cardboard and draw a triangle on it with the help of pencil and scale.
Cut the triangle with the blade. Apply fevicol on to it and stick it to a white color chart paper.
Cut the white color chart paper into a triangle shape and stick it to the triangular cardboard.
Create two large size rectangular shaped cardboard pieces and one medium size rectangular shaped cardboard piece.
Place each one of them on white color chart paper. Apply fevicol and wrap the white color chart paper on to the rectangular cardboards.
Stick large and medium-size cardboard to the edge of the already created triangle with the help of hot glue.
Next, create three levels inside the triangle with the help of rectangular cardboard pieces.
Divide the second and third level into two parts by inserting a small piece of cardboard.
Now fill the topmost part of the pyramid by sticking pictures of burger, French fries, ice cream, lemonade and pizza with hot glue.
These constitute funk food, sweet and sugary drinks.
Fill one portion of the second level of pyramid by sticking pictures of egg, milk, pita cheese and another portion of the second level with fried chicken and fried fish which form meat, poultry.
Fill one portion of the third level of pyramid by sticking pictures of cucumber, tomato, carrot, an onion which form vegetables and another portion of the third level with apple, pineapple, orange and strawberry which form fruits
Fill the last level of the pyramid by sticking pictures of bread, buns. Muffins, pasta, sunflower seeds, and green peas.
Label the topmost level as junk food, sweets and sugary drinks, second level as milk, cheese, egg and meat, poultry, fish.
Third level as fruits, vegetable. Finally, the last level will be named as bread, cereal, and pasta.
Materials Used to make the food pyramid model
Materials used in this video are shown below to build a food pyramid model at home by taking the help of your parents.
- White Chart Paper
- Hot glue gun
- Sketch Pen
- Card Board
- Waste Boxes to get cardboard
Questions & Answers on Food Pyramid model
1. What is the food pyramid now?
The new pyramid plate is the new food pyramid that is published now. It basically breaks healthy diet into four main sections namely fruits, vegetables, grains, and proteins, with a small side of dairy.
2. What is the food pyramid and why is it important?
The main purpose of the food pyramid is to make healthy eating easier by getting the correct amount of nutrients.
Food pyramid model helps students to learn various parts of the food pyramid and as well as how to make it with easily available materials at home.