Teams do a relay activity to identify MyPlate food groups.
Nutritious food choices are your body’s best fuel to go, grow, and know!
Say: I am going to read you a story. Your job is to listen carefully and do the actions that go along with the story. I will pause for 15–30 seconds for each movement activity. (Actions are noted by capital letters. Modify actions to adapt the story for learners with limited mobility.)
MyPlate is a tool to help you make the best food choices. When you choose food for meals and snacks, think about MyPlate categories (fruits, vegetables, protein foods, whole grains, and dairy) and you can easily make great choices. And, don't forget about water! Water is always a good choice.
The number one thing you need to know is that choosing to use MyPlate to guide your food choices means that you will get great nutrition to go, grow, and know.
Today we are going to practice choosing MyPlate foods to make a delicious and healthy meal.
Q: What was our lesson about today?
A: MyPlate food groups: fruits, vegetables, proteins, whole grains, and dairy.
Q: What are some of your favorite fruits? Vegetables? Proteins? Whole grain foods? Dairy?
A: Name specific fruits, vegetables, proteins, whole grains, or dairy foods. Let them know water can be a favorite too!
Q: How would you explain MyPlate to a friend?
A: MyPlate is a tool to help you choose healthy food for your meals. It has sections for fruits, vegetables, proteins, whole grains, and dairy food groups.
Q: Which fruits will you choose at breakfast, lunch, snack, or your evening meal? Which vegetables? Proteins? Grains? Dairy?
A: Name specific fruits, vegetables, proteins, whole grains, and dairy.
Can you name the 5 MyPlate food groups?
Play a modified game of Red Light, Green Light (Red Food, Green Food) to learn about nutritious food choices.Play Game
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