By forming a train, students learn how different foods fuel their bodies
|Description:||Students move through the classroom as a "dinner train,” speeding up when someone calls out a healthy dinner food to fuel the body.|
|Objective:||Students will identify a variety of healthy dinner foods.|
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.