This twist on the game "Duck, Duck, Goose!" teaches students the importance of vegetables
|Description:||In this wacky version of "Duck, Duck, Goose!" students explore vegetables.|
|Objective:||Students will identify a variety of fruits and vegetables they can eat for a snack.|
|Materials:||Pictures of fruits and vegetables or the fruits and vegetables themselves|
You can bring in some of the fruits and vegetables listed below or pictures of them.
Fruits and vegetables are an important source of fiber, complex carbohydrates, and other food components that can help reduce a person’s risk for chronic diseases such as heart disease and cancer. They also provide vitamins (such as A and C) and minerals, are low in calories, fat, sodium, and contain no cholesterol. In general, 3rd graders should eat 2–2½ servings of vegetables and 1 ½ servings of fruit each day.
One serving of vegetables is about ½ cup raw non-leafy or cooked vegetables (such as spinach).
One serving of fruit is:
Whole fruit is an even better choice than fruit juice.
Further information about the national standards can be found here.
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