5th Grade
As children approach middle school, they are more likely to begin preparing some of their own meals and snacks. Active Eating includes many suggestions for helping kids think about healthy foods and how they can prepare them.

The activities are divided into the following categories:

Breakfast
Studies indicate that kids who eat breakfast concentrate better, have better attendance, are less irritable and fatigued, and have better control of their weight.
Lunch
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.
Dinner
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.
Snacks
The percentage of children who eat snacks between regular meals has exploded to 98% . Kids are more likely to choose sugary fruit drinks and high-calorie junk food than healthy snacks like low-fat milk, fruits, or vegetables. Encourage your students to make healthy food choices throughout the day.
Additional Activities
Supplement your students' knowledge and continue the fun with these additional activities.