Today’s Ripken Playbook Play of the Day discusses one of the most important aspects of healthy living: proper eating. Our Healthy Choices, Healthy Children—Nutrition Edition will help you first understand what types of foods make for a nutritious meal. A standard healthy meal should include foods from the following groups:
- Protein (meat, fish, beans, etc.)
- Vegetables (broccoli, asparagus, carrots, etc.)
- Fruits (strawberries, blueberries, pineapple, etc.)
- Grains (rice, bread, quinoa, etc.)
- Dairy (milk, yogurt, cheese, etc.)
- Food Card Worksheet from Healthy Choices, Healthy Children – Nutrition Edition
- My Plate Worksheet (Link to both here)
- Glue or tape
- Colored pencils/markers (if do not have scissors or glue/tape)
Referencing Healthy Choices, Healthy Children—Nutrition Edition, follow the “My Plate” guidelines along with your general knowledge of good nutrition to cut out different foods from the Food Card Worksheet and glue/tape them appropriately on your blank My Plate Worksheet. If you do not have access to scissors or glue/tape, feel free to think of your favorite healthy foods and draw them on your My Plate Worksheet.
After you finish, check your answers! Did you categorize each food cut-out correctly?
For a further challenge, flip through a magazine or grocery store coupon book and cut out images of nutritious foods. Glue your cutouts accordingly to your My Plate Worksheet. Your My Plate Worksheet can be a great reference guide for you and your family when planning your next healthy meal!
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