Students get moving and learn the importance of eating a rainbow of dinner foods
|Description:||Students get moving and jumping while learning to eat a rainbow of dinner foods.|
|Objective:||Students will recognize the importance of eating a variety of foods for dinner.|
|Materials:||Red, orange, yellow, green, blue or purple, pink, brown, white, and black construction paper (one piece of paper per student)|
If a student names a food or drink high in added sugar or fat, gently guide her or him to think of a healthier choice. If there is confusion about naturally colored foods and dyed foods, explain that dyed foods, like colored candy, are "slow" foods and should not be eaten too often.
Children should be encouraged to eat foods from each of the five food groupings everyday. These groupings are:
For this age group, it is more effective to encourage variety through color rather than food grouping.
Healthy ("Go") Colorful Dinner and Dessert Foods:
Further information about the national standards can be found here.