Models and Replicas in the NAL Collection

Nutrition education using food models

Food Models
The following educational models may be borrowed from the National Agricultural Library's (NAL) collection via your local library. For more types of models, see:

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Food Models Activity Cards

Rosemont, IL : National Dairy Council, 2005.
(54 activity cards : double sided, col. ; 28 x 22 cm. + 1 leader guide)

Contains 200 sturdy cards that each display a commonly eaten food with the food name, serving size, and nutrient information. Designed for use as in food demonstrations or nutrition-learning activities.


Latin American Food Replica Package

Fort Atkinson, WI: Nasco, 2004.
(25 models: plastic, col.; in box 29 x 38 x 15 cm. + 1 sheet + 25 plastic bags)

NAL Call Number: Model no. 31
Contains 25 replicas of common foods from the Latin American Food Pyramid, including corn and flour tortillas, brown and white rice, and refried and red beans.


Mediterranean Food Replica Package

Fort Atkinson, WI: Nasco, 2004.
(20 models: plastic, col.; in box 29 x 38 x 15 cm. + 1 sheet + 20 plastic bags)

NAL Call Number: Model no. 30
Contains 20 food replicas of common foods from the Mediterranean Food Pyramid, including such items as yogurt, red wine, avocado, and cheese cubes.


Older Americans Pyramid Kit

Fort Atkinson, WI: Nasco, 2004.
(27 plastic models, 5 plastic tumblers, 1 booklet, 1 brochure, 1 sheet, 27 plastic bags; in box 37 x 36 x 16 cm.)

NAL Call Number: Kit no. 491
Contains 27 food replicas representing the nutritional needs of the elderly. Models include 5 plastic tumblers to demonstrate additional water needs. Also comes with a Nutrition for the Elderly booklet and "Activity Pyramid for People over 60" brochure.


The Great Pyramid Resource Kit

Fort Atkinson, WI: Nasco, 2005.
(49 plastic models, 1 three-dimensional pyramid, 50 identical workstations, 50 identical mypyramid.gov sheets, 49 plastic bags, 1 carrying case, 1 poster.)

NAL Call Number: Kit no. 492
3-D pyramid display case (24-½” x 18-½” base, 20” high) comes with 49 food replicas representing all five food groups plus fats – 9 vegetables, 9 fruit, 10 grains, 9 meat/beans/nuts, 6 milk, and 6 fat. Pyramid display is collapsible and comes with a carrying case, as do the models. Also includes a Pyramid Poster, worksheets, and MyPyramid.gov 50-sheet tear pad.


Vegetarian Pyramid Kit

Fort Atkinson, WI: Nasco, 2004.
(28 plastic models, 1 booklet, 1 sheet, 28 plastic bags; in box 29 x 38 x 15 cm.)

NAL Call Number: Kit no. 490
Contains 28 food replicas representing healthy choices in a vegetarian diet. Also comes with booklet "Vegetarian Cuisine," which contains nutrition information for the vegetarian diet.