Mercy! It has been a CRAZY week!!!!!! (A good week, but crazy!!!!...) Can I hear a serious ‘Hallelujah!” for Spring Break?!?!? I don’t know about y’all, but I cannot wait to get in some jammie time…. maybe watch a little Star Trek, read my Bible…. It’s going to be FAB-U-LOUS!
So, I know I posted a nutrition book earlier this year, but I wanted to post a few nutrition “extras” because I have nutrition on the brain. (We're a Title school and healthy habits are not always discussed in the kiddo’s homes so I teach nutrition ALL YEAR. Can you say OBESSESED?!?!)
With that said, here are a couple of things I use in my classroom.
I ALWAYS have the kids practice sorting foods into the food groups. Before giving my students a Food Group Food Sort to complete independently, we sort food on the Food Pyramid taped to my floor.
|The Taped Food Pyramid. This is the first year I've used the new pyramid. At first I was a skeptic, but now I secretly love it.|
|Food pyramid labels.|
|The foods I use. (I.E. My trash)|
After we sort the foods as a group, the kids complete this Food Group Food Sort independently.
Food group food sort
Then, once we finish our “Nutrition Unit”, we revisit nutrition every time we do Calendar by discussing the students’ lunch options for the day. We discuss each food available for purchase and what food group that food would be a part of. The kids think it’s GREAT. We use magnetic pictures of the food options to create a “Healthy Tray” with many different food groups and healthy items that the kids can use as a model when they load up their tray at lunch.
Wishing You a Happy and Healthy Spring Break!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!