Teach kids to plan a healthy meal using the Make Your Plate puzzle.
Talk with students about the idea that food is fuel for their bodies. “Food” refers to 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:
It's important that kids understand that foods are not or bad; however, there are foods that you want to eat more often for good health. For more information about the nutritional benefits of foods and different food groups, read Food is Fuel.
Ask kids to turn and talk to a partner about their favorite meal. What is it that makes it a favorite?
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Think About Healthy Meal Options
Students view the slideshow examples of mealtime choices:
Learn About Healthy Eating Options
Present tips for making nutritious food choices:
Check for understanding: Which nutritious foods will you choose to put on your plate for your next meal?
Today we discussed nutritious mealtime options and how to make healthy choices. What will you tell others about nutritious mealtime choices?
Time: 20 Minutes