Students work together to create a dance about how their favorite, healthy snack foods make them feel
|Description:||The class creates dance moves based on how they feel when they eat their favorite, healthy snack.|
|Objective:||Students will share how eating a healthy snack makes them feel.|
|Materials:||Chalkboard with chalk, poster board with markers or white board with dry erase markers|
Some movement ideas are:
While snacking patterns among kids haven’t increased tremendously since the 1970s, total daily energy intake from snacks has risen significantly—from 18% to 25%. Dr. Barry Popkin, co-author of a study on these trends, reports this is an energy increase from 450 kcal to 600 kcal per day just from snacks (Nielsen, Siega-Riz, & Popkin, 2002). Because kids consume such a significant amount of energy from snacks, it is essential that they snack healthfully.
"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") Snack Foods and Drinks:
Less Healthy ("Slow") Snack Foods and Drinks:
Further information about the national standards can be found here.