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.