Carrots or Candy - Making Healthy Choices
About the Carrots or Candy - Making Healthy Choices Lesson
The discussion is an introductory lesson on food groups. Depending upon the children?s reading levels, this can be done as an individual lesson and the reading used to refer to when doing the activities.
• The children will be able to categorize foods according to the different food groups.
• The children will be able to make healthy choices based on an understanding of food groups.
Carrots or candy? What would your choice be? If you prefer the taste of carrots then you are one of the lucky ones, because, of course, carrots are much better for you than candy!
Making healthy food choices doesn?t mean that we can?t ever eat candy. But it does mean that most of the food we eat should be good for us. Healthy food choices mean a healthy heart, healthy lungs, healthy bones and healthy muscles.
The best way to make good choices is probably to think of the four main food groups as pieces of a healthy puzzle. To complete the puzzle we need all four pieces. Let?s look at the pieces one by one: