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Classifying Space Food

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Product Type: Lesson Plan/Activity
Audience: Educators
Grade Levels: 5-8
Publication Year: 1999
Product Number: EG-1999-02-115-HQ
Subjects: General Science, Life Science

The Food Guide Pyramid has been established to help people maintain a diet that is adequate in nutritional value. Maintaining good health in space is important, and to help do this, a good diet is imperative. Balanced meals of good, nutritional food will help ensure that astronauts will be able to perform their jobs in space. Using food lists from the shuttle and ISS menus, students can classify items into major food groups on the pyramid.

Classifying Space Food Activity [215KB PDF file]

This activity is part of the Space Food and Nutrition Educator Guide.

Page Last Updated: January 2nd, 2015
Page Editor: Flint Wild