Students work together to create healthy lunch menus
|Description:||Students hop, skip, or jump around a circle as they create healthy lunch menus.|
|Objective:||Students will identify the five food groupings and recognize the importance of eating a variety of foods for dinner.|
|Materials:||One note card and pencil for each student|
If a student’s menu includes a food high in fat or added sugar, gently guide her or him to come up with a healthier alternative.
Children should be encouraged to consume a variety of nutrient-rich foods low in fat and added sugar. There are five food groupings:
"Empty"/"Slow" foods refer to foods high in fat and added sugar which can slow the body down.
Less Healthy ("Empty"/"Slow") Lunch Foods and Drinks:
Further information about the national standards can be found here.