Last modified on 16 April 2014, at 22:45

Adventist Adventurer Awards/Healthy Food

Healthy Food
Little Lamb


Listen to a book about healthy foods.Edit

Good Enough Eat Guide Nutrition by Lizzy Rockwell

Say three things you learned about healthy foods.Edit

Proteins

You probably know you need to eat protein, but what is it? Many foods contain protein (say: pro-teen), but the best sources are beef, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy products, nuts, seeds, and legumes like black beans and lentils.

Protein builds, maintains, and replaces the tissues in your body. (Not the tissues you blow your nose in! We mean the stuff your body's made up of.) Your muscles, your organs, and your immune system are made up mostly of protein.

Vitamins

Vitamins and minerals are substances that are found in foods we eat. Your body needs them to work properly, so you grow and develop just like you should. When it comes to vitamins, each one has a special role to play. For example:

Vitamin D in milk helps your bones. Vitamin A in carrots helps you see at night. Vitamin C in oranges helps your body heal if you get a cut. B vitamins in leafy green vegetables help your body make protein and energy.

Minerals

Just like vitamins, minerals help your body grow, develop, and stay healthy. The body uses minerals to perform many different functions — from building strong bones to transmitting nerve impulses. Some minerals are even used to make hormones or maintain a normal heartbeat.

Play a game about healthy foodsEdit

My little lamb found this a fun game.


Food Match-up Memory Game

Medley Match-up Memory Pocket

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Make a healthy foods craftEdit

Create pictures by gluing dried beans, peas, seeds, pasta etc on cardboard.

Make healthy snacks together.

External ResourcesEdit

File Folder Fun

Kids Health