Use a game to reinforce healthy food choices.
Introduce students to the idea that food is fuel for their bodies. “Food” refers to both what you eat and what you drink. The lessons in this unit use a stoplight as a tool to help students think about their food choices. Green-light foods are to be eaten more often than yellow-light or red-light foods:
It's important that kids understand that foods are not good or bad; however, there are foods that you want to eat more often for good health. For more information and about the nutritional benefits of foods and different food groups, read Food is Fuel.
Play a quick game of Red Light, Green Light or have kids explain how the game works.
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Use Games to Teach Healthy Food Choices
Play a new version of Red Light, Green Light. Choose a game leader to toggle slides back and forth.
Think About Healthy Food Choices
Stoplights make a fun move game! They can also be used to help you think your food:
Check for understanding: How will you use stoplight colors to think your food?
Home to School Connection for Healthy Food Choices
Print copies of the Eat More, Eat Some, Eat Less food chart for students to take home and post on their refrigerators. Encourage them to talk with their family members about healthy eating choices.
Option: Print the fit Food Word Search for kids to find healthy foods hidden in the puzzle. Encourage kids to create their own healthy food word search!
Today we played a game that helped us think about healthy food choices. Next we will learn about healthy snacks.
Time: 20 Minutes
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