Help kids understand ways to eat healthy. They will learn about green-, yellow-, and red-light food choices to remind them how food choices affect your body.
Introduce kids to the role food plays in fit. Help them understand how to make nutritious food choices by using a stoplight as a tool.
Cars need fuel, and different cars need different fuels. Did you know that race cars need a powerful fuel or they will not run well? Guess what, your body is like a car and your food is your fuel!
You can use a stoplight to help yourself make healthy food and beverage choices.
During this activity, you will learn about foods that match each color on a stoplight by playing a game similar to the game “Simon Says.” We call this game Simon Eats!
Q: You are responsible for making yourself a snack after school. Name some green-light food choices that will be the best for your body and your brain.
A: Any green-light "eat more" food.
Next time your sweet tooth starts talking, reach for fruit! Fresh fruit is a green-light food choice.