Teach kids to identify nutritious breakfast food options.
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.
Have kids turn and talk with a partner about what they like to eat for breakfast.
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Nutritious Food Choices for Kids
View the slideshow to get kids thinking about all kinds of nutritious foods they can eat for breakfast.
Teach Kids that Food is Fuel
Review the following key concepts about food, and let kids know that these concepts apply to all meals and snacks, including breakfast!
Check for understanding: _ _ _ _ is fuel to power your body and brain.
Help Kids Identify Nutritious Foods
Students identify foods they will choose for a nutritious breakfast and draw or write them on the MyPlate template.
Today we learned about nutritious breakfast food choices. Next, we will play a game to learn more about nutritious food choices.
Time: 20 Minutes