Students learn about less common fruits in this fast-paced game
|Description:||This rapid action hand-off game lets kids create and repeat fun dialogues about breakfast and fruit.|
|Objective:||Students will identify a variety of less common fruits they can eat for breakfast.|
|Materials:||About five tennis balls, beanbags, or Koosh Balls or pictures of fruits or the fruits themselves (see below for which fruits).|
Fruit provides bodies with 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 1½ servings of fruit per day and vary their fruit choices as fruits differ in nutrient content. One serving of fruit is about:
More Common Fruits:
Less Common Fruits:
Further information about the national standards can be found here.