Students work together to create a dance about how their favorite, healthy breakfast foods make them feel
|Description:||A fun oral and movement memory game that encourages students to share healthy breakfast foods.|
|Objective:||Students will understand the benefits of eating breakfast and will identify some healthy breakfast foods.|
Some movement ideas are:
To challenge the students you can time them to see how fast they can get all the way around the circle or challenge individual students to repeat as many foods and movements as possible.
Breakfast is an important meal. Growing bodies and developing brains rely heavily on the regular intake of food. When kids skip breakfast, they can end up going for as long as eighteen hours without food, and this period of semi-starvation can create a lot of physical, intellectual, and behavioral problems. Breakfast eaters can concentrate better, have better attendance, are less irritable and fatigued, and have better control of their weight. Skipping breakfast is associated with increased body weight.
Healthy ("Energy"/"Go") Breakfast Foods and Drinks:
Less Healthy ("Empty"/"Slow") Breakfast Foods and Drinks:
Further information about the national standards can be found here.