Have kids play a game to help them think about nutritious food choices.
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 some foods provide you with more nutrition than others. Check out the Eat More Eat Some Eat Less Food Chart for examples. For more information about the nutritional benefits of foods and different food groups, read Food is Fuel.
Ask kids to think back to when they played Red Light, Green Light in Lesson 2. Kids can turn and talk about their experiences and what they learned from playing.
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Use Games to Teach Nutritious Food Options
Replay the stoplight game from Lesson 2. This time, rather than a color, the slideshow presents food choices. Students respond with green light/eat more, yellow light/eat some, and red light/eat less actions.
Help Kids Make Nutritious Food Choices
Summarize this topic's key concepts:
Check for understanding: What is a nutritious food you can choose today?
Today we played a game to help us think about nutritious food choices. Can you name five nutritious food choices? How about 10?
Time: 20 Minutes