Students use their storytelling skills to learn to choose healthy snacks
|Description:||Students discuss and act out their healthy snack eating routines.|
|Objective:||Students will share how preparing and eating snack makes them feel.|
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 Drink:
Further information about the national standards can be found here.