Students learn about healthy snacks in this wacky version of tag
|Description:||Students run in an attempt to escape their "fruit kebob" fate--getting "dipped" by the yogurt.|
|Objective:||Students will recognize a variety of fruits they can eat in a fruit kebob.|
If possible, bring in a fruit kebob or a picture of one to show to the students.
Fruit provides bodies with the nutrients they need to stay healthy and strong. Fruits 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), minerals, are low in calories, fat, and sodium, and contain no cholesterol.
100% juice is one way to get fruit servings, but whole fruit is an even better choice. In general, 5th-8th graders should eat 1 ½ servings of fruit per day and vary their fruit choices as fruits differ in nutrient content. One serving of fruit is about:
Further information about the national standards can be found here.