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Go! Eat Healthy!

The information below may be used as a lesson plan to educate your child(ren). This program is designed for younger children. The purpose of this information is to educate and instill habits that lead to increased physical activity levels and teach valuable nutritional lessons that your child can use throughout their lives.

Healthy eating is a journey. Remember, everything you eat and drink matters and you need to have the right healthy mix of good foods. When making food choices, select a variety and make small changes to support healthy eating.

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Healthy Servings

How many servings of fruits and vegetables do you think you should have each day?
  • We need at least 5 servings a day.
  • A serving equals about ½ cup. (Show ½ cup container if available.)
If you look at the MyPlate that means half of your plate should be fruit and vegetables.
Knowing the number of servings is important, but you also need to know how much is in a serving.
How many grapes do you think equals a serving of fruit? (If available, have your child choose how many grapes they believe is a serving.)
  • One serving of fruit equals about 16 grapes.
One serving also equals:
  • a medium orange
  • ¼ cup of dried fruit
  • a snack container of applesauce.

Healthy Eating Activities

Do you know what the official Illinois State Fruit is?
The Gold Rush Apple