Students learn healthy food choices in this playful game
|Description:||Students strive to keep a ball in the air while naming healthy foods.|
|Objective:||Students will identify a variety of healthy foods.|
|Materials:||One volleyball or beach ball for every group of four to five students|
Although all foods can fit into a healthy eating plan in moderation, it is important to reinforce that healthier foods give the body more energy to play and grow. "Junk foods" (processed foods high in fat and added sugar), contain a significant amount of calories but add very little nutrition to kids’ diets.
"Energy"/"Go" foods refer to nutritious foods which give the body the energy to go and grow. "Empty"/"Slow" foods refer to foods high in fat and added sugar which can slow the body down.
Healthy ("Energy"/"Go") Snack Foods/Drinks:
Less Healthy ("Empty"/"Slow") Snack Foods/Drinks:
Further information about the national standards can be found here.