A fun physical activity that teaches students about how their bodies react to different lunch foods
|Description:||Students move or freeze depending on whether a healthy or unhealthy lunch food is named.|
|Objective:||Students will distinguish between "go" (healthy) and "slow" (less healthy) lunch foods.|
Although all foods can fit into a healthy eating plan in moderation, it is important to reinforce that healthier foods give the body more energy to play and grow. "Junk foods," (processed foods high in fat and added sugar), contain a significant amount of calories but add very little nutrition to kids’ diets.
It is important to connect kids with their food and get them thinking about food less in terms of "good" and "gross" and more in terms of "healthy" and "less healthy" (or "go" and "slow").
Healthy ("Go") Lunch Foods and Drinks:
Less Healthy ("Slow") Lunch Foods and Drinks:
Further information about the national standards can be found here.