Talk with kids about how water and milk are healthy beverage choices. Remind them that healthy drinks are fuel for the body and brain.
The lessons in this unit help kids to understand that food is fuel. Food is what you eat and drink to give your body energy to move and think. Rather than classifying foods as good or bad, encourage children to stop and think, then choose the best fuel (i.e., foods that supply nutrition and energy, rather than empty calories).
You can extend a lesson with videos from the fit video series, What Food Does for Your Body. Each video (see the Extend the Lesson section of this page) highlights a food group or category, and serves as a great resource to introduce or review the benefits of eating a variety of foods.
For more information on healthy eating, go to ChoseMyPlate.gov.
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Learn About Different Kinds of MilkMilk can be made from soy, rice, or nuts, such as almonds. Poll your students to learn what kinds of milk they drink.
What Is a Healthy Beverage?
Explain that milk and water are healthy beverage choices that power the body and brain. Water is the best choice to quench thirst!
Check for understanding: What drink choice is the best fuel when you are thirsty?
Make Healthy Beverage Choices
Challenge students to think of their bodies as rockets.
What will they choose to drink with their next meal? What about with their next snack?
Time: 20 Minutes