Students work together to create a dance about how their favorite, healthy lunch foods make them feel
|Description:||The class creates dance moves based on how they feel when they eat their favorite, healthy, lunch foods.|
|Objective:||Students will share how eating a healthy lunch makes them feel.|
Some movement ideas are:
Because lunch periods are rushed or they don’t like the food being served, etc., many students skip lunch or eat unhealthy snacks for lunch. For healthy growth and development, it is essential to eat a balanced meal for lunch. A healthy lunch should be 1/3 of the daily Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for energy and nutrients and contain foods from several food groupings (whole grains, low-fat skim milk or milk products, fruits, vegetables, meats, beans, and nuts).
"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.
Less Healthy ("Slow") Lunch Foods and Drinks:
Further information about the national standards can be found here.