How to Choose Healthy Snacks

How to Choose Healthy Snacks

Author: Jolene Thompson
  • Students will be able to identify the five "MyPlate" food groups that are the building blocks of a healthy diet
  • Students will be able to determine what makes a snack healthy

Students will understand the components of a healthy snack, be able to state the importance of healthy eating, and have the ability to select foods for healthy snacks.

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MyPlate Mini-Poster

MyPlate was introduced in 2011 by the federal government to serve as a reminder for people to make healthier food choices. Fruit, vegetable, grains, protein foods, and dairy make up the five food groups that are building blocks for a healthy diet. Before you eat, think about what goes on your plate or in your cup or bowl.

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Source: www.chosemyplate.gov United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) website

On The Go Snack Boxes

The USDA challenged Americans to show how they're adding more fruits and vegetables to their diets without straining their budget. This submitted video was one of the winners.

MyPlate Snack Tips for Kids

Snack tips that students can make on their own provided by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

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Source: USDA website http://www.choosemyplate.gov/kids/