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Space Food Systems Laboratory



Grade Levels

Grades 5-8


Life Science, Health and Nutrition, Living and Working in Space


Lesson Plans / Activities

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.