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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 lunch.|
|Materials (optional):||Small bell, whistle, or lunch-related noisemaker (e.g. salad tongs banging on salad bowl); pictures of vegetables or the vegetables themselves|
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 graders should eat 2-2 ½ servings of vegetables a day. One serving of vegetables is about:
Further information about the national standards can be found here.