Students get moving while learning about a variety of vegetables
|Description:||Students hop in and out of a giant circle according to the vegetables they hear.|
|Objective:||Students will recognize a variety of vegetables they can have for dinner.|
|Materials:||Small bell, whistle, or dinner-related noisemaker (e.g. salad tongs banging on salad bowl); pictures of less common vegetables or the vegetables themselves|
While it is important to introduce students to new vegetables, be sensitive to the limitations of lifestyle, income, transportation, etc. Try to include uncommon vegetables, but not so uncommon that you couldn‘t find them in a local grocery store.
Once the students get the hang of the game, invite a student to be the new leader.
Vegetables provide carbohydrates, vitamins A and C, and folate. (Folate helps the body form red blood cells which prevent anemia.) Most also provide high amounts of fiber, and some, especially dark, leafy greens, provide essential minerals such as potassium and iron. They keep the eyes, skin, and blood healthy, help reduce blood pressure, protect against infections, heal cuts and wounds, keep teeth and gums healthy, prevent constipation, and help children maintain a proper body weight because when they eat vegetables they feel full on fewer calories.
In general, 5th -8th graders should eat 2 ½ servings of vegetables a day. One serving of vegetables is about:
Further information about the national standards can be found here.
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