Students learn a variety of fruits they can have for breakfast with this lively game
|Description||Students throw and catch a ball "SPUD" style while calling out various fruits to include with breakfast.|
|Objective||Students will identify a variety of fruits they can eat for breakfast.|
|Materials||One volley ball or beach ball|
Encourage the students to name as many fruits as possible, but allow some repeats, as it would be difficult for each student to come up with a new fruit.
Fruit provides bodies with nutrients they need to stay healthy and strong. Fruits are an important source of fiber, complex carbohydrates, and other food components that can help reduce a person’s risk for chronic diseases such as heart disease and cancer. They also provide vitamins (such as A and C), minerals, are low in calories, fat, and sodium, and contain no cholesterol. 100% juice is one way to get fruit servings, but whole fruit is an even better choice.
In general, K-4th graders should eat 1 ½ servings of fruit per day and vary their fruit choices as fruits differ in nutrient content. One serving of fruit is about:
Fruits and Ways to Include Them in Breakfast Meals:
All fruits named below can also be eaten alone for breakfast.
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