Start a discussion with your class about nutritious eating habits and their favorite healthy foods! This project is inspired by the USDA’s Choose My Plate model, which replaced the previous food pyramid model. Encourage students to share their own experiences and beliefs with the group. Some students may bring a variety of dietary restrictions and differing food habits to the table, which is sure to spark an interesting conversation about healthy eating!
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1) Use the Westcott Splat! Ruler to set the Westcott Soft Touch School Compass With Anti-Microbial Protection to a 4” radius. Then draw an 8” circle onto a sheet of white construction paper for the plate. Then repeat this step with a 3” circle for the cup.
2) With the Westcott Splat! Ruler, draw a vertical pencil line down the center of the large circle, and two staggered horizontal lines on each side as shown. These lines will define the divided sections of your food plate.