USDA today launched a new interactive educational game for kids to help them better understand the new food pyramid. Mypyramid.com is a fun, short game that asks students to "power up" their spaceship by selecting the healthy and nutritious food choices.
I tried out the game and had fun playing around with it for a while (I’m proud to say that I successfully reached "Planet Power") More importantly, I think my students would have enjoyed playing this in my classroom last year.
For those of you who struggle, as I did, with finding engaging ways to help students think more about what they eat, this is a great alternative. (Note: there are also 70 videos on unitedstreaming about nutrition that you could combine with this game for a fun and informative lesson.)