By forming a train, students learn how different foods fuel their bodies
|Description||Students move through the room as a "breakfast train,” speeding up when they hear a healthy breakfast food to fuel their bodies.|
|Objective||Students will identify a variety of healthy breakfast foods.|
Breakfast is an important meal. Growing bodies and developing brains rely heavily on the regular intake of food. When kids skip breakfast, they can end up going for as long as eighteen hours without food, and this period of semi-starvation can create a lot of physical, intellectual and behavioral problems. Breakfast eaters can concentrate better, have better attendance, are less irritable and fatigued, and have better control of their weight. Skipping breakfast is associated with increased body weight.
"Go" foods refer to nutritious foods which give the body the energy to go and grow. "Slow" foods refer to foods high in fat and added sugar which can slow the body down.
Healthy ("Go") Breakfast Foods and Drinks:
Less Healthy ("Slow") Breakfast Foods and Drinks:
Further information about the national standards can be found here.