Students learn about healthy dinners by miming and guessing how they are prepared
|Description:||In this new twist on charades, students mime preparing healthy dinners while partners mirror and guess the meal.|
|Objective:||Students will identify the five food groupings and share how eating and preparing a healthy dinner makes them feel.|
Eating dinner is important because it refuels the body with the nutrients it needs to function at its best. Dinner is also a social event, and it can be quality time spent with family members. Frequent family meals are associated with better grades, a lower risk of smoking, drinking, and using marijuana, and a lower incidence of depressive symptoms and suicidal thoughts.
"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") Dinner Foods and Drinks:
Less Healthy ("Slow") Dinner Foods and Drinks:
Further information about the national standards can be found here.