Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Nutrition Chart

We had fun today making this nutrition chart. It is divided into 3 groups: Colors (i.e. fruits and veggies), Whole Grains and Proteins. We cut out pictures of healthy foods from grocery store circulars and cardboard food packages to glue onto each section. It is a lot bigger than our old one, which has seen better days. But this simple model has really been a great tool to teach nutritious eating habits. The kids will refer to the pictures to help them decide what to eat for a snack, and mealtimes are great opportunities to have them guess which group each food belongs to and talk about why they are important. We try to eat at least one thing from the Protein and Whole Grain categories at each meal, and preferably at least two from the Colors group.

Activity! Make your own charts with your favorite nutritious foods, then send me your pictures. Next week I will post a gallery of your projects. Have fun!


Jamie said...

This looks like a lot of fun! We may have to wait until next week because I already tossed the grocery sales papers.

Sara said...

I'll wait till next Friday to create the gallery.