Teach kids to identify healthy breakfast food options.
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.
Have kids turn and talk to a partner about what they had for breakfast.
Optional: Chart responses to categorize later in the lesson.
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Healthy Food Choices for Kids
View the slideshow for a fun, interactive quiz about breakfast choices.
Teach Kids That Food Is Fuel
Review key concepts:
Check for understanding: _ _ _ _ is fuel to power your body and brain.
Help Kids Identify Healthy Foods
Students identify which foods they will choose for breakfast and draw or write them on the MyPlate template.
Students take their breakfast plate with them so they can match their breakfast to their plate the next morning.
Today we learned about healthy breakfast food choices. Next, we will play a game to learn more about healthy food choices.
Time: 20 Minutes