Students learn about healthy lunch choices in this trivia game
|Description:||Students pass a beanbag "Hot Potato" style, answering lunch trivia questions whenever you say "freeze!"|
|Objective:||Students will recognize the importance of eating a variety of foods for lunch.|
|Materials:||Tennis ball, Koosh Ball, or beanbag|
If a student names a food or drink high in sugar or fat, gently guide her or him to think of a healthier substitute (e.g., if they say "soda," remind them soda is high in added sugar and is a "slow" drink. Ask them to name a "go" drink such as low-fat milk, 100% fruit juice, etc).
Children should be encouraged to eat foods from each of the five food groupings every day. These groupings are:
For this age group, it is more effective to encourage variety through color rather than food grouping.
Further information about the national standards can be found here.