Friday, May 25, 2012

Eating Healthy (So a Child Can Understand It)

Our students keep hearing about "eating healthy" and making healthy choices. So to help my class, we took paper plates and divided them into fourths. We then labeled each section: meat, fruit, bread, and vegetable. And we "filled" each section with pictures cut from catalogs. We also discussed the fact that a piece of meat or a pile of mashed potatoes covering more than its "share" is too much. I think the lesson worked, especially when I watched them making their choices in the cafeteria.