School-Age Curriculum: What is the PKU Diet?


How Food Helps Me Grow
Review the PKU food groups, the nutrients that each group provides, and what these nutrients do for the body.

Identifying Food Groups
Review the PKU food groups and play Food Group Bingo

Paper People
Make Paper People who have PKU. Discuss foods that are high and low in phenylalanine in terms of "yes' and "no" foods for the paper dolls.

PKU Food Pyramid
Read a story about the Egyptian Pyramids to introduce the idea of the PKU Food Pyramid. Children learn about the PKU Food Pyramid and make their own personal food pyramid.

Aim For Healthy Choices
Learn about the PKU Food Bull's Eye. The bull's eye is an easy way to visualize the foods included in a healthy PKU food pattern. Children complete an activity to become familiar with where different foods fit within the bull's eye.

PKU Tic-Tac-Toe
Children test their knowledge of PKU while playing a game of Tic-Tac-Toe.


PKU Diet Curriculum for other ages:

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