Learners play a modified game of Red Light, Green Light (Red Food, Green Food) to identify fit food choices.
Healthy food choices are your body’s best fuel to go, grow, and know!
Say: Show your choice for each “Would you rather...?” question.
Food is your body’s fuel! The better your fuel choices, the better your energy to move and think. You can think of red and green stoplights to help you make the best food choices.
Eat More: Green-light foods are best! They have the most nutrition for energy and growth and can be eaten anytime. Green-light foods are great fuel for your body and brain, so eat them often! Examples: fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat milk, and lean meat.
Eat Some: Yellow-light foods do not keep you fueled up the way green-light foods do. They have more fat, added sugar, and/or calories than green-light foods. Eat yellow-light foods sometimes, but not for every meal. Examples: low-fat ice cream, pasta, fruit juice, fruits in syrup, cheese sauce, peanut butter, and white rice.
Eat Less: Red-light foods have the lowest nutritional value. Stop and think about your choice and eat the red-light foods least often. Examples: chips, candy, fried foods, cakes, donuts, and soda.
The number one thing you need to know is that green-light foods give you the most nutrition! There are no “good” foods or “bad” foods, but eating more green-light foods is always a fit choice.
Today we are going to play a game to help us know which foods are green-light foods and which are red-light foods so we can make fit food choices.
5. If time allows, rotate groups and repeat levels 2 and 3.