Teach kids about nutritious snack options and help them categorize snacks into Eat More/Green Light, Eat Some/Yellow Light, Eat Less/Red Light 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.
Have kids turn and talk about their favorite nutritious snack foods. Don't forget nutritious drink choices!
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Teach Kids to Identify Nutritious Snack Choices
Students view the slideshow and classify snack choices as Eat More (Green Light), Eat Some (Yellow Light), and Eat Less (Red Light).
Learn About Nutritious Snack Options
When making a snack choice, remember that nutritious snacks usually have a short ingredient list, like fruit, vegetables, water, and milk!
Check for understanding: Which green-light snack choices are your favorites?
Have Kids Make Nutritious Snack Choices
Students identify green-light, yellow-light, and red-light food choices. Use the Eat More, Eat Some, Eat Less Food Chart to help identify and classify snack choices.
Today we identified nutritious snack options and categorized them into green-light, yellow-light, and red-light choices. Next we will learn about nutritious meal options.
Time: 20 Minutes