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Food Pyramid Coloring Pages

Updated on November 8, 2014

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.


original food pyramid coloring page
original food pyramid coloring page
my plate coloring page
my plate coloring page

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

Color & Cook HEALTHY SNACKS (Dover Coloring Books)
Color & Cook HEALTHY SNACKS (Dover Coloring Books)

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.

 

Individual Foods

Grains coloring page

grains coloring page
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?

stalk of wheat
stalk of wheat

My wheat lineart - click to enlarge

fruit coloring page
fruit coloring page

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?

See results

Where does fruit come from?

fruit tree coloring page
fruit tree coloring page

Banana tree lineart - click to enlarge

vegetables coloring pages
vegetables coloring pages

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.

vegetable garden coloring pages
vegetable garden coloring pages

Vegetable Gardens

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

dairy food coloring pages
dairy food coloring pages

My dairy products lineart - click to enlarge

Where do dairy foods come from?

dairy cow coloring page
dairy cow coloring page

My own cow lineart - click to enlarge

Milk: From Cow to Carton

Milk: From Cow to Carton (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Book)
Milk: From Cow to Carton (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Book)

Beautifully illustrated book to teach young children where milk comes from.

 

Meat / Protein coloring pages - Meat, fish, poultry, eggs, nuts, beans

meat coloring pages
meat coloring pages

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

junk food coloring pages
junk food coloring pages

My snack food lineart - click to enlarge

Color & Cook CUPCAKES Book

Color & Cook CUPCAKES (Dover Coloring Books)
Color & Cook CUPCAKES (Dover Coloring Books)

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?

olive tree coloring pages
olive tree coloring pages

Olives on a branch line art - click to enlarge

Feel free to leave your comments here - Thanks for reading!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      So beautiful and wonderful coloring pages lens as well .. dear, lovely GonnaFly. I really love this educational lens. It's so useful and helpful for all kids to learn more about food pyramid. 5 stars for you. Have a great times .. dear, GonnaFly ;)

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      LouisaDembul 6 years ago

      This is really neat. We love coloring things, and it makes learning so much easier!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

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      MargoPArrowsmith 6 years ago

      Nice pages, I am not so hooked on the food pyramid thought, but good for teaching.

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      tandemonimom lm 6 years ago

      Nice collection of coloring pages!

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      Philippians468 6 years ago

      great work putting these wonderful resources together! cheers

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      This is a fabulous resource. My gosh, this is a wealth of information! Great job! Seriously, bravo!

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      lasertek lm 6 years ago

      Very informative and great looking lens. Awesome job!

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      momsfunny 6 years ago

      This is a great way for your kids to know what food is good to their body.

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      HealthyBodee LM 6 years ago

      This is a great lens, especially for those of us homeschooling young children!

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      HealthyBodee LM 6 years ago

      This is a great lens, especially for those of us homeschooling young children!

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      TeacherRenee 6 years ago

      It's so important for children to learn healthy eating habits when they are young -- great list of creative resources for parents! Thanks.

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      Tarra99 5 years ago

      fun and educational! I love it!!!...great for teaching the kids about healthy eating! thanks!!!

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      johnmarkusen 5 years ago

      cool lens thanks

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 5 years ago from Northern California

      Lots of fun, educational coloring resources. Will have to remember this one if I need resources on healthy eating. My kids are getting out of the coloring page ages. :(

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      16emmi 5 years ago

      Food Phyramid fun! great page!

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      OrganicMom247 5 years ago

      Great Ideas! This will inform and educate kids as well as letting them appreciate food and where it comes from.

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      Find-Online 5 years ago

      This is a great resource!

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      Paki Bazar 5 years ago

      nice collection. kids would like this. Btw, great looking lens. Awesome job!

      Take a peek at my lens, Homeschooling 101: Guide to Free Curriculum and Other Resources.

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      shwetasoni05 5 years ago

      Good Lens!!

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      LornsA178 5 years ago

      Neat lens! Thanks for sharing this great resource.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Very well planned! I am recommending it on my related lens, www.squidoo.com/healthy-cooking3

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      A fun way to get healthy food info in front of children

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      earthybirthymum 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Homeschool mum here. Great lense

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      jimmyworldstar 5 years ago

      It'd be great if these pages had little factoids on nutrition and what to eat daily.

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      JoyfulReviewer 5 years ago

      Clever lens idea.

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      Kumar P S 5 years ago

      Great lens !

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      Kumar P S 5 years ago

      Great lens !

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This is really educational, a great approach of teaching kids! Nice job!

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      BruceJackson1 5 years ago

      Dairy is part of what helps strengthen the body.

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      CoachSmith 5 years ago

      Great lens, can't wait to print off several pages and share with my granddaughters! Thank you!

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      steph-naylor 5 years ago

      This is a pretty cool lens!

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      steph-naylor 5 years ago

      This is a pretty cool lens!

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      henrygdance 5 years ago

      Good for our health

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      allmysonsjacksonville 4 years ago

      Very great, educational and fun lens. These pages should definitely be printed.

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      OUTFOXprevention1 4 years ago

      Food pyramid was always a great guide!

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      JULpiala 4 years ago

      nice!

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      Maria 2 years ago

      You are so incredible! I met you buescae of Cameron And I'm a nerd like him jaja I loooooveeee photography I admire you so much I love how you edit Cameron's videos :B I wish to be as good as you someday! Good luck wish you the best!

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