bowls of fruit
Activity

Using a 3-D Food Pyramid

Hands-on activity for younger students who are blind or visually impaired or with multiple disabilities to help with understanding of nutrition.

For younger students or students with multiple disabilities, a 3-dimensional food pyramid can help to make the understanding of nutrition more tangible.  Students who are blind or visually impaired benefit from using real objects, or in this case real items of food, rather than pictures or plastic models.  By using real pieces of food, students can handle the different items, smell them, taste them, and explore their properties (e.g. seeds, peel, crust, etc.)  This can also be connected to shopping and cooking lessons.

Materials

Preparation

Student reaches up to touch the top of the food pyramid
Student reaches up to touch the top of the food pyramid

Procedure

Food pyramid collage

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