This lesson presents the concept of 5 a day and focuses on eating fruits and vegetables as healthy snacks. Students identify a variety of different fruits and vegetables, then interpret the 5-a-day message. They share the names of their favorites and create a drawing to share and explain their choices to others. Then they discuss what snacks are, identify qualities of healthy and less-healthy snacks, and review the benefits of eating fruits and vegetables as snacks. They create a collage of snack choices and categorize these as healthy or less healthy. They take home a family sheet to help them talk about fruit and vegetable favorites with their parents or guardians, and take home a mini-poster to remind them to choose fruits and vegetables as healthy snacks.
Students will be able to:
Time: 50 minutes