Kids learn that taking time to pause and recognize their feelings, emotions, and moods will help them to do a better job of making food and beverage choices.
Kids learn that if they take time to think about their feeling and emotions they can make better food and beverage choices.
Q: Which is the better choice: eat an orange or drink glass of orange juice?
A: You are better off eating an orange and drinking a glass of water because you consume more fiber and less sugar from the fruit versus the juice. Same goes for apples, pears, cherries, or any kind of fruit!
Have you thought about the moments in your day when you make food choices?
This activity is about your mood and food choices. First, we will do a relay with scooters to select Food Activity Cards. Then, we will see which teams have the most green-light food cards and talk about mood and food choices.
Q: You get home from school and it's two hours until dinner. You are really hungry! Name some nutritious food choices you can make.
A: Answers can vary. Correct responses are a green-light food, water, or milk.
Q: You get home from school and are feeling bored. Is eating a green-light food a healthy choice?
A: Trick question! Before looking in the cupboard, check your mood. Green-light foods are great when you are hungry, but if you are bored it is better to move or do a relaxing activity.
Check your mood before you grab a snack!
When looking in the cupboard for a snack check your mood first. Ask yourself if you really are hungry.
Time: 10 Minutes
Introduce healthy bedtime routines to kids. Part of this routine is creating a sleep zone. Kids will connect sleep zones with bedtime routines.See Unit
Kids will learn about the "sleep zone," which is an environment conducive to sleep. When a sleep zone is paired with a bedtime routine, it will help kids recharge each night.See Unit