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Good Food, Good Health

Good Food, Good Health By Peggy Greb, U.S. Department of Agriculture [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Introduction

Do you think a lot about what you eat each day? Do you know how many fruits and vegetables you should eat? Use the resources on the Good Food, Good Health student esheet to help you answer the questions on this sheet.


5 A Day Facts

How many fruits and vegetables should kids eat each day? 

 

Name some reasons why it's important to eat five or more fruits and vegetables each day.

 

Instead of fruits and vegetables, what is a big snack food for kids?

 

What is the average fruit and vegetable serving for 6- to 12-year-olds?

 

What are some of the troubling findings of this study?

 

 

Eat the Five Food Group Way

How many servings of meat/poultry/fish should kids have in a day?

 

How many servings of dairy products should kids have in a day?

 

How many servings of breads/grains should kids have in a day?

 

 

Nutrition Cafe

Nutrition Sleuth Case Name: _____________________________________________

Missing Nutrient: ________________________________________________________

Information about Nutrient:

 

 

What foods are good sources of calcium? How does calcium help keep everything working well?

 

What foods are good sources of iron? How does iron help keep everything working well?

 

Why is water so important for our bodies?

 

What foods are good sources of vitamin C? Why is it important to make sure we include vitamin C in our diets?

 

What food is an important source of vitamin A? How does vitamin A help keep everything working well?

 

What is an important nonfood source of vitamin D?

 

Why is vitamin D important for helping to prevent osteoporosis?

 

Where can you find folate? Why is folate important for helping to keep everything working well?

 

 

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