In this lively game students learn about a variety of vegetables that can make a nourishing soup
|Description:||The class gets moving as they brainstorm ingredients for a delicious vegetable soup!|
|Objective:||Students will identify a variety of vegetables they can eat for lunch.|
|Materials:||Pictures of vegetables or the vegetables themselves (see below for which vegetables)|
Be sensitive to the limitations of lifestyle, income, neighborhood, transportation, etc. Try to include uncommon vegetables, but not so uncommon that you couldn’t find them in a local grocery store.
Vegetables provide carbohydrates, vitamins A and C, and folate. (Folate helps the body form red blood cells, which prevent anemia.) Most also provide high amounts of fiber, and some, especially dark, leafy greens, provide essential minerals such as potassium and iron. They keep the eyes, skin, and blood healthy, help reduce blood pressure, protect against infections, heal cuts and wounds, keep teeth and gums healthy, prevent constipation, and help children maintain a proper body weight because when they eat vegetables they feel full on fewer calories.
In general, K-4th graders should eat 1 ½ servings of vegetables a day. One serving of vegetables is about:
Vegetables For Soup:
Further information about the national standards can be found here.
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