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Food Pyramid Coloring Pages
Educational Food Pyramid Coloring Pages
To help you in teaching your children about healthy eating and healthy foods, I have created several food pyramid coloring pages. You'll find a my plate sheet (the current thinking of portions we are to be eating of the different food types) and the individual foods here to print out and color. I have also included sections on where this food comes from to increase the children's learning experience.
All the pictures featured here are my own lineart pictures, some of which have been based on pictures from morguefile, wpclipart, and clker.
Food Pyramid Coloring Page
The original food pyramid showed the number of servings from each food group that you were supposed to eat - 6-11 serves of carbohydrates, 3-5 serves of vegetables, 2-4 serves of fruits, 2-3 serves of dairy products, 2-3 serves of protein (meat, dry beans, eggs, nuts) and limited fats and sweets. This original pyramid was revised in 2005 to a pyramid with different sized vertical wedges representing the different food groups.
In 2011 the nutrition guide was updated again - this time to MyPlate where you can see how much to eat by looking at at a picture of a plate and a glass.
On the right you can get two different coloring pages - one representing the original food pyramid, and one representing the newer myplate version.
Color & Cook HEALTHY SNACKS Book
A 32 page coloring book with a story about Molly and Jack going to a farmers' market to buy fruit and veggies and then making a selection of healthy snacks, like veggie chips and pretzel wands.
Grains coloring page
Grains coloring page
Grains include all the cereal grains (wheat, oats, barley, rice etc) and the products made from them, such as bread, oatmeal, tortillas. For my grain coloring page, I have a picture of a partially sliced loaf of bread sitting on a bread board. This bread could be made from wheat, barley, rye, or any other mixture of grains. You decide!
Where do grain products come from?
My wheat lineart - click to enlarge
Fruit coloring pages
There are many different types of fruit that you can eat. My picture on the right includes a pear, a lemon, an apple, an orange, and a small bunch of bananas.
Click on the picture to see it bigger.
What is your favorite fruit?
Where does fruit come from?
Banana tree lineart - click to enlarge
Vegetable coloring pages
Vegetable picture to color.
My picture of vegetables has some broccoli, some zucchinis (sometimes called courgettes), and a pepper (sometimes called a capsicum). You can get these vegetables in different colors: peppers in green, red, or yellow, broccoli in purple or green, and zucchini in dark green, light green, or yellow.
It's fun to grow your own vegetables. You could even grow your own broccoli, like the plant in my picture on the right. When you color this picture, the broccoli head could be green or purple, but the leaves will always be green or a blue-green - unless of course you want to use your artistic licence. Then you could make them rainbow colored!
Dairy Food coloring pages
My dairy products lineart - click to enlarge
Where do dairy foods come from?
My own cow lineart - click to enlarge
Milk: From Cow to Carton
Beautifully illustrated book to teach young children where milk comes from.
Meat / Protein coloring pages - Meat, fish, poultry, eggs, nuts, beans
My eggs and bacon line art - click to enlarge
Do you think that this picture looks a bit like a crooked smilie face?
Where does meat come from?
My calf lineart - click to enlarge
Sweets and Snacks and Sometimes Food coloring pages
My snack food lineart - click to enlarge
Color & Cook CUPCAKES Book
Very cute coloring book with a story of two children baking and decorating cupcakes. This book also includes 4 pages of recipes and lots of ideas for decorating your own cupcakes.
Where does cooking oil come from?
Olives on a branch line art - click to enlarge