What Does a Healthy Plate Look Like?!
Nutrition is an important part of keeping our bodies healthy and strong. Research shows that eating habits in adolescence tend to carry over to adulthood. At Holly Tree, we encourage our children to eat nutrient rich foods and teach them about how to make healthy food choices. During our Cooking and Nutrition class, we have been talking about food groups, recognizing healthy options and how to make a "healthy plate." We have focused on recognizing fruits, veggies, dairy, and meats as healthy options.
The focus of our cooking and nutrition program is centered around the Golden Sneaker Initiative, a certification that we hold at Holly Tree. What is the Gold Sneaker Certification and how does it benefit your child? It not only ensures that your child will receive healthy meals while at school, but also ensures that children are given the recommended amount of daily exercise. Specific meal, movement, and physical facility guidelines are implemented in order to maintain our certification.
Here are our friends in Preschool 3 are constructing a "healthy plate" book to take home. They are excited to show their parents what a healthy plate looks like and the components that are needed from each food group to make a "healthy plate!"
Two friends helped each other out by taking turns gluing and pasting each pieces to their plates.
Preschool 3 was excited to show off their plate when they were finished!
In Preschool 2, the children enjoyed getting to glue and paste each food on their plate. They also enjoyed picking out which foods would make up their "healthy plate."
What could you find on this Pre-K friend's "healthy plate?" Chicken, corn, beans, apples, and a glass of milk. What's on your plate?
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