students to make daily entries on
for a week.
can decide for themselves whether they have well-balanced diets.
a food chart that lists the
groups, spaced equally down the left-hand side of the page.
them as follows: 1 Vegetables and Fruits
2 Bread and Cereals
3 Milk and Cheese
4 Meat, Poultry, Fish, Beans
5 Fats and Sweets
the rest of the page into four
labeled Breakfast, Lunch. Dinner and Snacks.
horizontal lines under the food-group names and across the page to form
20 rectangular spaces.
day, children fill in the spaces
names of the foods they eat in each category.
the end of the week, have children analyze their charts, noting which
groups they neglected, and making rough comparisons between the amount
of nutritious foods and junk foods they have consumed.
them to write statements on the
their charts to indicate how they plan to change their eating habits.
the charts and return them later in the school year when you repeat the
old charts provide kids with a basis for determining how well they
abided by their earlier food decisions.