Have kids play a game to help them think about 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.
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 Healthy 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 Healthy Food Choices
Summarize this topic's key concepts:
Check for understanding: What does it mean to "think your food”?
Today we played a game to help us think about healthy food choices. Can you name five healthy food choices? How about 10?
Time: 20 Minutes
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