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|Title of Project: Healthy vs. Unhealthy Foods by Cindy Myers
Purpose of the Project: To expose students to the difference between healthy
and unhealthy food choices by sorting play food items into groups.
CSHE Area that this project aligns with: Nutrition
GLE(s): ME2A2: Compare and contrast the effects of nutrient-dense and
empty-calorie foods on the body (e.g., soda/skim milk, chips/apples,
Developmentally appropriate grade or grade-range: 2nd
Equipment/Items needed to make this project:
play food in a plastic container, salad tongs (also help fine motor skills), and
laminated mats labeled with healthy and unhealthy areas
1. Make mats using copy paper and construction paper, laminate
2. Collect play food (place in a plastic container or basket).
3. Place large salad tongs in with the pretend food.
Cost to make the project: Less than twenty dollars
Actual cost to purchase a version of the project: $144 at eNasco.com
Key Points: What foods were healthy? Why was one drumstick healthy and
another not? French fries vs. baked potato? What foods have empty calories?
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