Help kids be aware of how advertisements are used to influence food and beverage choices, then empower them with decision-making skills for healthy eating.
This activity helps kids become aware that advertisements are used to influence food and beverage choices.
Q: Did you know Vitamin D can help boost your mood, energy, and sleep?
A: You can get Vitamin D from the sun or foods like spinach, salmon, eggs, and cheese!
Q: What stoplight color is spinach? Salmon? An egg? Cheese?
A: Green! Eat more!
Let's talk about the connection between mood and food:
Imagine you just got home from school and want to grab a snack. You checked your mood and really are hungry. This activity will help you practice making green-light food choices in situations like this—instead of choosing something that was advertised on TV.
Q: Finish this sentence about advertisements: I used to think _______, but now I know ________.
A: Kids respond with one of the following:
Make a menu of green-light snack food choices at home. Put the menu on the fridge to make it easy for you and your family to make nutritious snack food choices.
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