Teaching Through Trade Books: You Are What You Eat!by: Christine Anne Royce

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Kids today have a dizzying array of food choices, but choosing healthily is a challenge. Making wise choices is essential in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. This month’s topic of healthy foods fits into science nicely when students start to consider the value of what they are eating and experiment to determine the makeup of some of their favorite foods.

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  • on Mon May 16, 2011 9:18 AM

These two books and accompanying lesssons attempt to connect students to making healthy food choices. The ECE activity has students sorting foods into their different categories on the food pyramid. The upper elementary activity has students testing for the presence of fats, sugars, carbohydrates and protiens. Students will learn to appreciate the variety of foods that are needed to have a healthy diet. The book selected for upper elementary is a nonfiction text, which also provides students good practice in using this type of reference material to learn new information.

Kate  (Louisville, CO)
Kate (Louisville, CO)

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