Kids show what they know about healthy snack and drink choices to help others make healthy choices too!
Students should have the general understanding that the more nutrients in a food or a beverage, the better it is for your body and brain. The lessons in this unit present a fun and interactive way to learn about sugar content in snacks and drinks. Kids will increase their decision-making skills as they learn how to read a food label to tell if an item contains excessive amounts of sugar. They will plan and advocate for nutritious snack and drink choices that are low in added sugar.
Kids turn and talk about why an apple and a glass of milk is a healthier snack than chocolate milk and fruit snacks.
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Healthy Snack and Drink Choices
Ask students to talk about what they will tell others about nutritious snack and drink choices.
It All Adds Up
Review key points from this unit:
Check for understanding: How will you decide if a drink or snack is a nutritious choice?
Can your class come up with an ABC list of nutritious snack and drink options? Show students the ABC Snack Poster and Food List. What can your students can add to the food and drink list?
Invite students to create their own drawings to show others what they know about healthy snack and drink choices.
Challenge students to look at food labels and make nutritious choices. Encourage them to challenge others to choose snacks and drinks with little or no added sugar.
Time: 20 Minutes
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