Students think of healthy pizza toppings in this interactive game
|Description:||Students walk, skip, and hop around the classroom suggesting colorful and healthy veggies to spice up their pizza pie.|
|Objective:||Students will learn how to make pizza healthier.|
|Materials:||Five to ten sheets each of red and green construction paper and one to two sheets each of orange, yellow, purple, and white construction paper for a total of one sheet per student; optionally, pictures or a chart with different colored vegetables or the vegetables themselves.|
Vegetables provide carbohydrates, vitamins A and C, and folate. (Folate helps the body form red blood cells which prevent anemia.) Most also provide high amounts of fiber, and some, especially dark, leafy greens, provide essential minerals such as potassium and iron. They keep the eyes, skin, and blood healthy, help reduce blood pressure, protect against infections, heal cuts and wounds, keep teeth and gums healthy, prevent constipation, and help children maintain a proper body weight because when they eat vegetables they feel full on fewer calories.
In general, K – 4th graders should eat 1½ servings of vegetables a day. One serving of vegetables is about:
Further information about the national standards can be found here.
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