Snack Attack

Choose foods with added sugar and fat less often or in smaller amounts.


CIGNA Showcase School Jefferson ElementaryJefferson Elementary kids have fun dressed as healthy banana snacks

Activity Idea: Healthy Snack Habits and Choices
   
Source: Healthy Kids Challenge, Health Works! Snack Attack booklet
Description: Kids will identify healthy snack choices from MyPlate and how turning off the TV while eating is a healthy habit
Grade: Pre K-2
Ingredients::

Activity:

  1. Talk with kids about how the Couch Potato lays around all day, but has decided he can feel better, look better and have energy to play more if he turns off the TV and chooses a healthy snack.
  2. Talk about how fruits make a good choice as part of a healthy snack.
  3. Explain you are going to ask kids to name some of their favorite fruits. Ask the group to call out the color of the fruit every time one is named. Let them know that for each color you will have them do a different physical activity (For example: Red-hop 2 times; Yellow/Orange-turn a circle; or Green-march 3 times). For 2nd graders, practice spelling the colors while doing the movement.
  4. Look at the MyPlate icon and have the group identify where fruit is. Talk about how other snack choices are found in different groups like crackers from the Grains group.
  5. Finish the activity by asking kids what the Couch Potato was going to do to feel better, look better, and have more energy to play (Turn off the TV and choose a healthy snack.).

Discussion:
Ask kids what THEY can do to feel better, look better, and have more energy to play (Turn off the TV and choose a healthy snack.).


This activity is found on page 8 of the Health Works! Snack Attack booklet. For more activity ideas like the one above, check out HKC resource materials. See the Online Store for descriptors and to view the Table of Content and booklet sample pages.