Students learn to choose healthy lunches while using their storytelling skills
|Description:||Students discuss and act out their healthy lunch eating routines.|
|Objective:||Students will share how preparing and eating lunch makes them feel.|
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 or skim milk and milk products; fruits; vegetables; and 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.
Healthy ("Go") Lunch Foods and Drinks:
Less Healthy ("Slow") Lunch Foods and Drinks:
Further information about the national standards can be found here.