An interactive game that teaches students the importance of eating a variety of healthy dinner foods
|Description:||Students move around the classroom suggesting colorful healthy dinner foods when they stop on the colored spots.|
|Objective:||Students will recognize the importance of eating a variety of foods for dinner.|
|Materials:||Five to ten sheets each of red, green, and brown construction paper and one to two sheets each of orange, yellow, black, pink, blue or purple, and white construction paper for a total of one sheet 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.