1st Grade
Kids at this age can be pretty picky about the foods they consume. As they progress through elementary school, they need consistent help learning about nutrition and being encouraged to try new things, both at home and in the classroom. Use Active Eating to expand their horizons!

The activities are divided into the following categories:

Studies have shown that children who eat breakfast had significant gains in overall standardized test scores and displayed improvement in math, reading, and vocabulary scores over those who had no breakfast.
Almost 30% of schools serve lunches that do not meet nutrient guidelines for protein, vitamins, and minerals. Educate your students about healthy lunch choices in the cafeteria and at home.
Kids that regularly eat dinner with their family are less likely to develop unhealthy eating habits, like skipping meals, or eating disorders, like anorexia. Frequent family meals are also associated with better grades. Encourage your students to play active roles in planning healthy dinners with their families.
The amount of calories kids consume from snacks alone has gone up drastically since the late 1970s. Children aged two to six eat 182 more calories each day by snacking. Help your students learn to snack healthfully from an early age.
Additional Activities
Supplement your students' knowledge and continue the fun with these additional activities.