The Healthy Food Slide Rule (HFSR): A Nutrition Education Tool for Children
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The Healthy Food Slide Rule (HFSR) is a new educational tool designed specifically for use by school children in grades 4-6. The HFSR teaches the importance of including the 5 food groups and the importance of complying with appropriate portion sizes as presented in MyPyramid.1, 2 The portion size information included in the HFSR combines the healthy eating and physical activity messages offered by MyPyramid for Kids.3, 4 The new tool can be easily incorporated into existing math lessons (weights, measures, and fractions), into language arts lessons, or into science lessons.5
Elaine Long, Uwe Reischl, and Barbara B. Abo. "The Healthy Food Slide Rule (HFSR): A Nutrition Education Tool for Children" Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior 42.1 (2010): 63-65.
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