Eat Right, Stay Healthy

 

Activities

Breakfast Mobile
Materials Needed
two copies of Breakfast Mobile sheet
crayons, markers, etc.
hole punch
yarn or ribbon
unwanted plastic lid (from butter container, etc)
Instructions
Color both copies of the mobile sheet.  Cut out pictures and glue together (can print on cardstock for strength).  Punch holes in pictures and attach different lengths of yarn or ribbon.  Use hole punch to punch five holes in plastic lid and attach loose ends of yarn or ribbon.

Cut and Collage Salad
Materials Needed
copy of Cut and Collage Salad sheet
crayons, markers, etc
construction paper
Instructions
Color salad pieces and bowl.  Cut out each item and make a collage on construction paper.

My Pyramid for Kids
Materials Needed
crayons, markers, etc
Instructions
Visit the My Pyramid for Kids web site and download the activities.  If you have enough computers for your group, you might consider the great My Pyramid Blast Off Game.

Food Pyramid Fun
Materials Needed
copy of Food Pyramid Sheet
copy of
Food Pyramid Word search
crayons, markers, etc
Instructions
Use this as a meeting opener to give girls a related
activity.

Crafts

Ants at A Picnic
Materials Needed
paper plates
markers, crayons, etc
construction paper (black or purple)
brad paper fasteners
magnet
Instructions
On the paper plate, the girls draw a nutritious picnic lunch (here could go your fruits and vegetables).  Using a small piece of construction paper, cut out the body of an ant. (We had some very creative ants) Push 3 paper fasteners through the "ant body" and spread the ends to form "legs".  By moving a magnet under the paper plate, the ant can visit your picnic.

Paper Mache Produce
Materials Needed
Assorted fruits and vegetables
Nonstick cooking spray
White paper towels
White glue solution (mix 1 cup nontoxic glue with 3 cups water)
Waxed paper
Serrated knife
Masking tape
Acrylic paints and paintbrushes
Spray-on glossy varnish

Instructions
Cover a work area with newspaper. Wash and dry the fruits and vegetables, then spray with nonstick cooking spray.

Cut long strips of paper towel (about 1 to 2 inches wide). Dip a paper towel strip into the glue solution, pull between your index and middle fingers, then wrap it around the fruit. Cover with several layers. (Apply a layer of dry strips, if the layers become too wet.) Let dry on waxed paper for two days.

Use a serrated knife to slice each piece in half lengthwise. Remove the insides, including the skins or rinds. Prepare more glue solution and reassemble each piece by taping the halves together, then wrapping it in layers of glue-moistened strips to conceal the seam. Let dry for one day.

To make stems and leaves, cut shapes from paper towels that have been soaked in glue solution and dried. Glue in place, then paint the fruit with two coats. In a ventilated area, spray on glossy varnish.

Tip: You can also decorate your produce with colored tissue paper. Simply wrap on glue-moistened strips in place of the final layer of paper towels.

idea courtesy of Family Fun

Games

Healthy Foods Match
Materials Needed
two copies of the Healthy Foods Match sheet
crayons/markers
envelopes or zip to bags
clear contact (optional)
Instructions
Give each girl two copies of Healthy Foods Match sheet, allow them to color (if using markers, print sheets onto cardstock).  After the girls have decorated their cards, cut apart cards and cover with clear contact if desired.  Game is played like Memory.  Store cards in envelopes or zip top bags.

Songs

Swaps

Snacks

TOASTED SANDWICH
YOU WILL NEED
2 slices buttered bread
sliced cheese
sliced tomato
ham
a grill

WHAT TO DO
First, ask a grownup to turn the grill on so it can heat up while you are preparing the sandwich.
Place a slice of buttered bread on the grill, then add the cheese, then the tomato then the ham, then place the other piece of buttered bread on top.
Ask a grownup to help you pop the sandwich under the grill and allow to toast for 5-10 minutes.
HINT: make sure you keep an eye of then sandwich while it is grilling so it doesn't burn!

FRUIT KEBABS
These kebabs are equally delicious grilled, BBQed or eaten raw.

YOU WILL NEED
bamboo skewers (soak wooden sticks in water for 30 minutes first if you are going to grill or BBQ the kebabs)
fruit, peeled and cut up into chunks. Good fruit to use are grapes, pineapple and banana, melons, strawberries)
marshmallows (optional)

WHAT TO DO
If you are using fruit which goes brown after it is peeled (like banana or apples), take a bowl of water and add the juice of half of lemon or a teaspoon of white vinegar. Let the peeled, chopped fruit sit in the water for a minute or two before lifting it out and draining it. This will stop the fruit from going brown.
Thread the pieces of fruit (and marshmallows, if you are using them) onto bamboo skewers. Pop them on the BBQ or under the grill for a few minutes, or eat them straight off the stick.

MINI PIZZAS

YOU WILL NEED
pita bread, corn tortilla or English muffins
tomato paste
grated cheese
any toppings you like. Try any of these: ham, salami, cooked sausage, olives, capsicum, mushrooms, pineapple.

WHAT TO DO
If you are using English muffins, break the muffin in two first. Cover the tortilla, pita bread, or the inside of the sliced muffin with tomato paste. Make sure you go as close to the edges as possible. Cover with the topping of your choice and then cover with plenty of cheese. Grill the pizza under the grill until the cheese melts.

CINNAMON TOAST

YOU WILL NEED
bread
butter or margarine
ground cinnamon
sugar

WHAT TO DO
Toast the bread, spread it with butter, making sure you go all the way to the corners then sprinkle your toast with sugar and cinnamon.

BANANA SMOOTHIE

YOU WILL NEED
1 cup milk (or soy milk)
1 ripe banana
1 tablespoon yoghurt [optional]
1 tablespoon honey [optional]
sprinkle of ground nutmeg [optional]

WHAT TO DO
Peel the banana and break it into 4 or 5 pieces using your finger. Place it and the other ingredients into a blender or food processor and ask a grownup to help you process until smooth.

TRY SOMETHING DIFFERENT
Try using berries instead of the banana. Experiment with adding different flavors of yoghurt.

Field Trips

Grocery Store
Check with a local chain grocery store to see if they offer tours, many do and have a nutritionist who will talk to your girls.

Visitors

Health Dept. Nutritionist
Health departments often have nutritionists who can show your girls proper serving sizes, offer healthy snack ideas, etc.