An interactive game that teaches students the importance of eating a variety of healthy snack foods
|Description:||Students walk, skip, and hop around the classroom suggesting healthy snack foods of various colors.|
|Objective:||Students will recognize the importance of eating a variety of foods for dinner.|
|Materials:||Five to ten sheets each of red, green, and brown construction paper and one to two sheets each of pink, orange, yellow, black, blue or purple, and white construction paper for a total of one sheet 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 Snack Foods:
Less Healthy ("Empty"/"Slow") Snack Foods and Drinks:
Further information about the national standards can be found here.