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Teaching Kids About Healthy Foods- Snack Alternatives

Mar 01, 2008
About this Lesson Plan
  • Subject: Health/Nutrition/Computer skills
  • Duration: 20-30 minutes
  • Grades: K-5
  • Ages: 4-13
  • Reading Levels: Basic
  • Prerequisite Knowledge and Skills: Basic knowledge of the My Plate or Food Pyramid, Basic computer & mouse skills

Slap Snack Food Cards- Teacher Lesson Plan

Topic/task Objective Domain and Level
Reinforce Food Groups
Students will find healthy replacement
Cognitive - Application
Promote the enjoyment
of nutrition
Students will recognize the Slap Chef card Affective - Valuing
Reinforce mouse skills.
Students will align the mouse with the Slap
Chef card at correct time.
Psychomotor - Coordination
Slap Snack Cards Game:
This is an online version of the classic card game, "Slap Jack," in which the child will play against the computer. The goal is for students to attempt to slap the Slap Chef card before the computer hand does. Each card displays a food, the food group with background of the associated food group color.
There are two levels in Slap Snack Cards: Easy and Hard and the student chooses what level to play. 
The student will follow the prompts on the screen to start the game.
Each player (the student and the computer player) is given a stack equal in cards. Players take turns flipping over their cards waiting for the Slap Chef card to appear. When the card appears, the first player to slap it, using their mouse, wins all the cards that have already been turned over. 
The player that collects all of the cards wins!
Computer and Internet access, the latest Flash and Shockwave players installed, download free from Adobe
Teaching Tips:
Have the student review the Interactive Food Pyramid or My Plate.
  1. Ask the students what their favorite snack foods are. Is there a pattern? Does most of the class enjoy sweets?
  2. Explain that just a snack can be part of a healthy and balanced diet. It can even taste good, too!
  3. Guide the students to Slap Snack Cards.
  1. Using the snack foods that the students have already identified as their favorites, ask them to break the foods down into the food groups to which the snacks belong.
  2. Do the students now notice a pattern? Do they find that most of their snacks belong in a specific food group?
  3. Have the students come up with healthy replacement snacks for their not as healthy ones. 

Example: Favorite Snack - Healthy Substitute

Fried potato chips healthy alternative snack - Baked apple chips
Ice cream healthy alternative snack - yogurt and fruit

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Written on Mar 01, 2008Last updated on Aug 01, 2012




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