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Food Pyramid Coloring Pages

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Educational Food Pyramid Coloring Pages

To help you in teaching your children about healthy eating and healthy foods, I have created several food pyramid coloring pages. You'll find a my plate sheet (the current thinking of portions we are to be eating of the different food types) and the individual foods here to print out and color. I have also included sections on where this food comes from to increase the children's learning experience.

All the pictures featured here are my own lineart pictures, some of which have been based on pictures from morguefile, wpclipart, and clker.


original food pyramid coloring page

original food pyramid coloring page

my plate coloring page

my plate coloring page

Food Pyramid Coloring Page

The original food pyramid showed the number of servings from each food group that you were supposed to eat - 6-11 serves of carbohydrates, 3-5 serves of vegetables, 2-4 serves of fruits, 2-3 serves of dairy products, 2-3 serves of protein (meat, dry beans, eggs, nuts) and limited fats and sweets. This original pyramid was revised in 2005 to a pyramid with different sized vertical wedges representing the different food groups.

In 2011 the nutrition guide was updated again - this time to MyPlate where you can see how much to eat by looking at at a picture of a plate and a glass.

On the right you can get two different coloring pages - one representing the original food pyramid, and one representing the newer myplate version.

Color & Cook HEALTHY SNACKS Book

Grains coloring page

grains coloring page

grains coloring page

Grains coloring page

Grains include all the cereal grains (wheat, oats, barley, rice etc) and the products made from them, such as bread, oatmeal, tortillas. For my grain coloring page, I have a picture of a partially sliced loaf of bread sitting on a bread board. This bread could be made from wheat, barley, rye, or any other mixture of grains. You decide!

Where do grain products come from?

stalk of wheat

stalk of wheat

My wheat lineart - click to enlarge

fruit coloring page

fruit coloring page

Fruit coloring pages

There are many different types of fruit that you can eat. My picture on the right includes a pear, a lemon, an apple, an orange, and a small bunch of bananas.

Click on the picture to see it bigger.

Where does fruit come from?

fruit tree coloring page

fruit tree coloring page

Banana tree lineart - click to enlarge

vegetables coloring pages

vegetables coloring pages

Vegetable coloring pages

Vegetable picture to color.

My picture of vegetables has some broccoli, some zucchinis (sometimes called courgettes), and a pepper (sometimes called a capsicum). You can get these vegetables in different colors: peppers in green, red, or yellow, broccoli in purple or green, and zucchini in dark green, light green, or yellow.

vegetable garden coloring pages

vegetable garden coloring pages

Vegetable Gardens

It's fun to grow your own vegetables. You could even grow your own broccoli, like the plant in my picture on the right. When you color this picture, the broccoli head could be green or purple, but the leaves will always be green or a blue-green - unless of course you want to use your artistic licence. Then you could make them rainbow colored!


Dairy Food coloring pages

dairy food coloring pages

dairy food coloring pages

My dairy products lineart - click to enlarge

Where do dairy foods come from?

dairy cow coloring page

dairy cow coloring page

My own cow lineart - click to enlarge

Milk: From Cow to Carton

Meat / Protein coloring pages - Meat, fish, poultry, eggs, nuts, beans

meat coloring pages

meat coloring pages

My eggs and bacon line art - click to enlarge

Do you think that this picture looks a bit like a crooked smilie face?

Where does meat come from?

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My calf lineart - click to enlarge

Sweets and Snacks and Sometimes Food coloring pages

junk food coloring pages

junk food coloring pages

My snack food lineart - click to enlarge

Color & Cook CUPCAKES Book

Where does cooking oil come from?

olive tree coloring pages

olive tree coloring pages

Olives on a branch line art - click to enlarge

Feel free to leave your comments here - Thanks for reading!

Maria on February 21, 2015:

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JULpiala on April 18, 2013:

nice!

OUTFOXprevention1 on October 30, 2012:

Food pyramid was always a great guide!

allmysonsjacksonville on September 26, 2012:

Very great, educational and fun lens. These pages should definitely be printed.

henrygdance on July 26, 2012:

Good for our health

steph-naylor on July 23, 2012:

This is a pretty cool lens!

steph-naylor on July 23, 2012:

This is a pretty cool lens!

CoachSmith on June 18, 2012:

Great lens, can't wait to print off several pages and share with my granddaughters! Thank you!

BruceJackson1 on June 18, 2012:

Dairy is part of what helps strengthen the body.

anonymous on June 12, 2012:

This is really educational, a great approach of teaching kids! Nice job!

Kumar P S on May 01, 2012:

Great lens !

Kumar P S on May 01, 2012:

Great lens !

JoyfulReviewer on March 01, 2012:

Clever lens idea.

jimmyworldstar on February 05, 2012:

It'd be great if these pages had little factoids on nutrition and what to eat daily.

earthybirthymum from Ontario, Canada on January 29, 2012:

Homeschool mum here. Great lense

anonymous on January 25, 2012:

A fun way to get healthy food info in front of children

anonymous on January 09, 2012:

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Lorna from USA on January 08, 2012:

Neat lens! Thanks for sharing this great resource.

shwetasoni05 on November 23, 2011:

Good Lens!!

Paki Bazar on November 19, 2011:

nice collection. kids would like this. Btw, great looking lens. Awesome job!

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Find-Online on October 28, 2011:

This is a great resource!

OrganicMom247 on October 08, 2011:

Great Ideas! This will inform and educate kids as well as letting them appreciate food and where it comes from.

16emmi on September 12, 2011:

Food Phyramid fun! great page!

Kirsti A. Dyer from Northern California on August 14, 2011:

Lots of fun, educational coloring resources. Will have to remember this one if I need resources on healthy eating. My kids are getting out of the coloring page ages. :(

johnmarkusen on August 07, 2011:

cool lens thanks

Tarra99 on August 01, 2011:

fun and educational! I love it!!!...great for teaching the kids about healthy eating! thanks!!!

TeacherRenee on July 09, 2011:

It's so important for children to learn healthy eating habits when they are young -- great list of creative resources for parents! Thanks.

HealthyBodee LM on June 04, 2011:

This is a great lens, especially for those of us homeschooling young children!

HealthyBodee LM on June 04, 2011:

This is a great lens, especially for those of us homeschooling young children!

momsfunny on May 16, 2011:

This is a great way for your kids to know what food is good to their body.

lasertek lm on May 10, 2011:

Very informative and great looking lens. Awesome job!

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anonymous on May 03, 2011:

This is a fabulous resource. My gosh, this is a wealth of information! Great job! Seriously, bravo!

Philippians468 on April 14, 2011:

great work putting these wonderful resources together! cheers

tandemonimom lm on April 05, 2011:

Nice collection of coloring pages!

MargoPArrowsmith on March 25, 2011:

Nice pages, I am not so hooked on the food pyramid thought, but good for teaching.

anonymous on March 17, 2011:

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LouisaDembul on February 21, 2011:

This is really neat. We love coloring things, and it makes learning so much easier!

anonymous on February 19, 2011:

So beautiful and wonderful coloring pages lens as well .. dear, lovely GonnaFly. I really love this educational lens. It's so useful and helpful for all kids to learn more about food pyramid. 5 stars for you. Have a great times .. dear, GonnaFly ;)