In this new twist on charades, students mime preparing healthy dinners while partners mirror and guess the meal.
|Description:||In this new twist on charades, students mime preparing healthy dinners while partners mirror and guess the meal.|
|Objective:||Students will identify the five food groupings and share how preparing and eating snack makes them feel.|
While snacking patterns among kids haven’t increased tremendously since the 1970s, total daily energy intake from snacks has risen significantly—from 18% to 25%. Dr. Barry Popkin, co-author of a study on these trends, reports this is an energy increase from 450 kcal to 600 kcal per day just from snacks (Nielsen, Siega-Riz, & Popkin, 2002). Because kids consume such a significant amount of energy from snacks, it is essential that they snack healthfully.
"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.
|cherries||peanut butter and jelly sandwiches|
|hummus||peanut butter crackers|
|carrots||popcorn (without butter)|
|pretzels||natural fruit smoothies|
|hot dogs||white bread|
|whole milk||french fries|
Further information about the national standards can be found here.