Student detectives get moving and gather clues to figure out their healthy dinner foods
|Description:||Students move about quickly in this game to gather clues about the healthy dinner foods taped to their backs!|
|Objective:||Students will recognize a variety of healthy dinner foods.|
|Materials:||One paper or name tag per student, each with a different healthy dinner food written on it (see below for foods), tape, and optionally, a boombox or radio|
If time permits, you can challenge the students to group themselves by food grouping: milk and milk products, vegetables, fruits, grains, and meats, beans, and nuts.
Eating dinner is important because it refuels the body with the nutrients it needs to function at its best. Dinner is also a social event, and it can be quality time spent with family members. Frequent family meals are associated with better grades, a lower risk of smoking, drinking, and using marijuana, and a lower incidence of depressive symptoms and suicidal thoughts.
Foods for Labels:
Further information about the national standards can be found here.