Students get moving and learn the importance of eating a rainbow of lunch foods
|Description:||Students get moving and jumping while learning to eat a rainbow of foods.|
|Objective:||Students will recognize the importance of eating a variety of foods for lunch.|
|Materials:||Red, orange, yellow, green, blue or purple, pink, brown, white, and black construction paper (one per student)|
Children should be encouraged to eat foods from each of the five food groupings everyday. These groupings are:
One way to encourage variety is through color.
"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") Colorful Lunch Foods:
Less Healthy ("Empty"/"Slow") Lunch Foods and Drinks:
Further information about the national standards can be found here.