Explanation of the activity:
This activity will get students thinking about what they eat
over the course of a day and their fruit and vegetable consumption. By putting the meals around a clock, students
will see how to disperse their food intake throughout the day so that they
maintain their energy levels.
You will need paper plates (Four for each student), poster
board or a large piece of butcher paper for each student, and markers, crayons
and other art supplies to decorate posters.
their poster, have students draw a large clock.
each student four paper plates.
the students draw pictures of 3 meals and one snack on the paper plates.
From the list of foods and meals brainstormed during the discussion of
this lesson, students should pick a day’s worth of meals plus one snack so
that they get 5 to 9 servings of fruits and vegetables.
the plates are complete, have the students glue them to their poster
either on or near the time they would eat that particular meal or snack.
- On the
bottom of their poster, have them write how many servings of fruits and
vegetables their day’s meals and snack provide.
the posters in the classroom or hallway.
The following questions will help to summarize the activity:
everyone choose the same meals and snack?
you get a variety of different foods in your choices? Are there a lot of
different colors and varieties of fruits and vegetables? Do you see foods
from each of the Five Food Groups?
everyone choose to eat their meals and snack at the same times?