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Q: Where to Buy Plastic Food Models ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Where to Buy Plastic Food Models
Category: Health > Fitness and Nutrition
Asked by: christmas-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 17 Nov 2002 12:42 PST
Expires: 17 Dec 2002 12:42 PST
Question ID: 109454
I am trying to find out where I can buy (preferably online) plastic
food models or replicas that dieticians and nutritionists use to show
their clients what the proper portion sizes are for various foods from
all four food groups.  For example, I took a nutrition class where the
professor passed around plastic models -- a fake 3 ounce piece of
chicken; a fake serving of pasta -- to show the class what a proper
serving size is.  I want to buy a set of these visual aids.  Thanks.
Subject: Re: Where to Buy Plastic Food Models
Answered By: bobbie7-ga on 17 Nov 2002 15:24 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello Christmas,

Thank you for your question.

My search returned two excellent resources for places to purchase
visual aids of plastic food models or replicas that are used by
nutritionists to show portion sizes in all four food groups:



Nasco offers a wide variety health care & health education materials
and food replicas.

This Pyramid Resource Kit contains 35 food replicas:

Fats, Oils, & Sweets: 
1 tbsp. margarine, slice fried bacon, 1 tbsp. French dressing, angel
food cake.
Milk, Yoghurt, & Cheese: 
8oz. skim milk, 2-oz. slice American cheese, 8 oz. yoghurt, 1/4 cup
cottage cheese.
Meat, Poultry, Fish, Dry Beans, Eggs, & Nuts: 
3-oz. chicken breast, hot dog, fried egg, 3-oz. beef patty and 1 tbsp.
peanut butter.
Avocado, orange, strawberries, 1/4 melon, 1/2 cup applesauce and
canned pear.
1/2 cup corn, 1/2 cup yam, 1/2 cup peas, 1/2 cup broccoli, 2/3 to 1
cup tossed salad, baked potato, 1/2 cup coleslaw, 1 hot chili pepper.
Bread, Cereal, Rice, & Pasta: 
Bagel, 2 pancakes, 1/3 cup brown rice, 1/2 cup spaghetti (pasta)
french bread, hot dog bun, 3 graham crackers, 1/2 cup oatmeal

Source: Nasco Website

There are other different pyramid sets to choose from as well.

There have a large selection of individual foods.

Nutrition Teaching Aids

You may order online, by phone or by mail

Contact information :

901 Janesville Ave.
Fort Atkinson, WI 53538-0901
Phone: 920-563-2446
FAX: 920-563-8296 

4825 Stoddard Rd.
P.O. Box 3837
Modesto, CA 95352-3837
Phone: 209-545-1600
FAX: 209-545-1669


Premier Medical Group Co. Ltd

Premier Medical Group offers different kinds of food replica packages
which can be ordered online or by phone.

Pyramid Packet w/ 3-D Pyramid & Carrying Case - 35 Replicas

Asian American Food Replica:
“This kit reflects healthy eating choices for Asian populations. It
contains 21 food replicas depicting a variety of commonly eaten foods
listed in the Asian Diet Pyramid. Replicas include white rice, fried
rice with peas, spaghetti, slice of whole wheat bread, avocado slice,
pear, pineapple slices, peanuts, raw tofu, kidney beans, broccoli, raw
carrots, peas, lettuce leaf, turnips, broiled fish, shrimp, fried egg,
chicken leg, stir-fried chicken, and red wine.”

Mediterranean Food Replica:

“The Mediterranean kit contains 20 food replicas of commonly eaten
foods listed on the Mediterranean Food Pyramid. (..)Replicas include
slice of whole wheat bread, brown rice, spaghetti, baked potato, slice
of rye bread, peach, strawberries, avocado slice, red beans, peanuts,
tomato slice, lettuce leaf, cheese cubes, yogurt, salmon, broiled
fish, chicken leg, fried egg, chocolate ice cream, and red wine.”

Latin American Food Replica:

“This kit contains 25 replicas of commonly eaten foods listed within
the Latin American Diet Pyramid. Replicas include corn tortilla, flour
tortilla, corn bread, brown rice, baked potato, white rice, yam,
refried beans, red beans, peanuts, avocado slice, kiwi, orange,
broccoli, spinach, tomato, salmon, perch, chicken leg, chicken breast,
skim milk, cheese cubes, fried egg, beef roast, and vanilla ice
Source: Premiere Medical Website
Contact Information:

ORDER LINE: 800-955-2774 
Phone: (253) 852-5552 
FAX: (253) 852-5580

Ordering Information

Search Criteria:

food replicas nutrition
nutrition teaching aids
food replicas

I hope you find this helpful and if there is anything that I've
written that needs clarification, please ask before you rate this

Best Regards,

Clarification of Answer by bobbie7-ga on 19 Nov 2002 16:23 PST
Dear Christmas,
Thank you very much for the five-star rating and the generous tip.
christmas-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $3.00
Perfect; exactly what I wanted.

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