Toss beanbags to hit targets showing nutritious food choices to eat for breakfast.
Power your day with nutritious breakfast choices.
Learners stand in a large circle. Point out a center line that separates the circle into two sides. If a learner prefers the first option, they move to the left side of the diameter line, making a side-to-side line facing the other side. If they prefer the second option, they move to the right side of the diameter line, making a side-to-side line facing the other side. After each question, learners return to their place in the circle. Emphasize "eat more," "eat some," and "eat less" as you read the following questions:
Teacher note: Refer to the Red-Light, Yellow-Light and Green-Light Foods article for background information on the stoplight tool and Eat More, Eat Some, Eat Less food categories.
Breakfast is an important meal! Your breakfast food choices give your body and brain energy to power through your day.
What are some of the food choices you make for breakfast? (Allow learners to answer.)
Most people only think of “breakfast food” for a morning meal, but what’s most important is you choose nutritious foods for breakfast. You can eat things like chicken, or vegetables, or even tuna for breakfast!
The number one thing you need to know is eating nutritious foods for breakfast means that you have great fuel and nutrition to go, grow, and know all day long!
Today we are going to learn about nutritious foods. We will use a stoplight to help us. Green-light foods are the most nutritious and can be eaten every day. Yellow-light and red-light foods can be eaten once in a while, but always remember that green-light foods will give you the fuel to power through your day!
*Modify game for children in grades 3-5 to include yellow-light, "Eat Sometimes" foods. Each team will need a green, yellow, and red spot for their final toss.
Q: Today, I was a health helper who helped you learn more about “Eat More” breakfast food choices. Can you name some other health helpers who can help you with breakfast choices?
A: Teachers, food-service workers, school staff, parents, or trusted adults.
Q: What are some of your favorite breakfast foods? What are some new foods you can try for breakfast?
A: Listen for examples of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, proteins, dairy, or water.
Q: How would you describe “Eat More” green-light foods to a friend?
A: "Eat More” foods are the best choice to power your body. They include fruits, vegetables, whole grains, proteins, dairy, or water.
Q: Name a food you will choose at breakfast to shake up your wake up!
A: Assess learners’ examples of nutritional options for breakfast. Do they identify green-light fruits, vegetables, whole grains, proteins, and dairy? Do they mention water too?
Name at least 3 green-light foods you would eat for breakfast.