Nutrition Day 3: Healthy Meals

Healthy Meals

Today we studied what healthy meals are and that we need to eat some of each food group everyday.

Read:

Discuss:

Breakfast -dairy, protein, fruit, grain

Lunch -dairy, protein, vegetable, grain

Dinner -dairy, protein, vegetable or fruit, grain

Comprehension Questions:

  1. What is an example of a good breakfast?
  2. What is an example of a good lunch?
  3. What is an example of a good dinner?

Food Math

I found this fun Food Math paper for J and I to work on.Nutrition Study (53)_edited-1

Healthy Food From A to Z

We wrote out a healthy food for each letter of the alphabet.

Healthy Placemat

I printed out the coloring sheet from ChooseMyPlate.gov for J to draw a healthy meal on.Nutrition Study (52)_edited-1

Fat in the Snack

Discuss: The smallest part of the food pyramid is the fats and oils part. We should eat very little from this section each day.

Materials:

  • 5 Brown paper lunch bag
  • 5 Various Snacks
  • Sharpie
  • Graph Paper
  • 5 Transparencies
  • Paper
  • Markers

Directions:

  1. Draw the biggest circle you can on the outside of about 5 lunch bags.Nutrition Study (55)_edited-1
  2. Place a portion of you favorite snack on one lunch bag in the center of the circle.
  3. Then place a portion of different snacks each on a different bag in the center of the circle.
  4. Write the name of each snack on the top of the bags.Nutrition Study (54)_edited-1
  5. Set the bags off to the side for a day and watch what happens.
  6. After a day notice the grease on the paper bag. Different foods have different amounts of fat.Nutrition Study (49)_edited-1
  7. Copy the graph paper onto the 5 transparencies.Nutrition Study (48)_edited-1
  8. Place a transparency on each paper bag and put a dot in each square that has grease under it.
  9. Write the name of the snack on the top of the transparency.
  10. Count how many squares have dots on it and write that number at the bottom of the transparency.Nutrition Study (47)_edited-1
  11. Make a bar graph on you paper that has the name of the snacks along the bottom and count by 10′s along the side. Make a title at the top of your graph.Nutrition Study (46)_edited-1
  12. Color in the bars according to the numbers on the transparencies.Nutrition Study (45)_edited-1

 

Nutrition Unit Study

Day 1: Food Groups

Day 2: Milk & Water

Day 3: Healthy Meals

Day 4: Table Manners

Day 5: Energy Foods

Day 6: Protein Foods

Day 7: Vitamins & Minerals