News about Nutrition
This TopicQuest was designed for Ms. Force's Pre-K class at Valdosta Community Day Care
by Rachel Towns, a Valdosta State University Preservice Teacher

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Introduction
Do your parents ever make you eat vegetables? Do you ever wonder why you cannot eat candy all day long? Have you ever wanted to know how food can be "good" for you? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you have come to the right place. The following websites will tell you all about nutrition. You will learn how to know if a food is nutritious so you can pick foods that will keep you healthy and happy.



Click The Picture to Visit the Website

apple

 Learn about the nutrition pyramid. There are also nutritious and tasty Halloween recipes.
banana

Have you ever wondered how many fruits and vegetables you should eat every day? Do you wonder why you should? This site will tell you all about it.
carrot

 How much do you know about nutrition? Play these games and find out. Also, find out how much nutrition you are getting from your food.
pickle

This site will tell you how to build healthy eating habits, food safety, and much more. Check it out!
pumpkin

This article from factmonster will tell you all about smart foods and junk foods. It even lists nutrition facts about fast food.
tomato

Take the quiz and for every correct answer you put healthy food in the refrigerator. Those who fill the entire fridge get their name placed on the website at the end of the month.

Mission Activity: Make A Menu
broccoli
Uh-Oh! Everyone at your house is too tired to cook dinner. It's up to you to make sure that your family eats dinner tonight.  Be careful, though! Your mission is to make sure that your family's dinner is nutritious by following the food guide pyramid.  Good  Luck!


Mission Steps
1. First, visit this website and tour the food guide pyramid.
2. Write down at least one food item from each food group.
3. Make a menu using the food that you have selected. The menu consists of a drawing a picture of your meal and a description of each food item.




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Sunflower Homepage
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