In this activity, learners dissect a piece of pizza to learn about nutrients important for health. This activity emphasizes the nutrients that the brain and nervous system need from food as well as the importance of eating breakfast and appropriate serving sizes. This activity also includes an optional demonstration related to serving sizes and the Food Pyramid. This lesson guide includes background information, extensions, and handouts.
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