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1 Digest Grades K- Published by University of Missouri Extension Food Power was FUN! Remember, germs are invisible! So wash your hands before you eat. You learned a lot about nutrition and physical activity today. The Food Power Digest is full of activities to help you remember what you did. You can also take it home to your family to tell them what you learned about making healthy choices. Food Power Adventure stopped at your school today. The adventure began at the pizza farm, because all food starts at the farm. Then you followed milk from the farm to the carton and learned how much milk to drink every day. Then you saw invisible germs with a special light. You also learned a song to sing while you wash germs off your hands. Next you went to the cafeteria to choose a variety of food. In the mouth, you began breaking food down in a process called digestion. You saw what food looks like mixed up in your stomach. You touched the villi that soak up food in the small intestine. You used the energy from food and made your muscles and bones stronger by exercising. Finally, you learned to build bones with foods from the Dairy Group. It was fun to learn about eating healthy food and exercise. Dear Family, Your child recently visited Food Power Adventure. The Adventure teaches children about physical activity and making healthy food choices. Do you want your children to reach for healthy snacks? Make sure fruits and veggies are available and that you choose these snacks, too. Children learn from watching you. Encourage them to participate in physical activities and join them. Go for a walk, ride bikes or visit a local playground. Don t forget that your children are still growing. Help your kids grow strong by serving fat-free or low-fat milk or milk products at meals. Making good food choices and keeping active will help keep your children strong and healthy.

2 Fred Farmer s pizza Fred Farmer s pizza is filled with food from all five food groups. Color the pizza.. Green peppers. Pineapple. Pizza sauce. Cheese. Pepperoni. Crust For answers to nutrition or physical activity questions, call MU Extension s Show Me Nutrition line toll-free at or go online to missourifamilies.org/nutrition/ Funded in part by USDA SNAP. Running out of food? Contact your local food stamp office or go online to dss.mo.gov/fsd/fstamp For more information about the Food Power Adventure, contact Cindy DeBlauw, RD, LD, Food Power Director, 0 University Ave, Suite 00, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO. Phone: (7) Issued in furtherance of the Cooperative Extension Work Acts of May 8 and June 0, 9, in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture. Director, Cooperative Extension, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO an equal opportunity/ada institution extension.missouri.edu FI007

3 Milk from farm to you As we learned in the Food Power Adventure, milk takes a trip from the cow to you. Put the pictures of the trip milk takes from the cow to you in the correct order by numbering them:,,,,, and 7. A B C D E F G Answers: A-, B-, C-7, D-, E-, F-, G-

4 You can t see germs, but they are there. Get rid of germs by washing your hands with soap and warm water for 0 seconds. Wash between your fingers, both sides of your hands and wrists. Don t forget your fingernails because germs may be hiding there. Using hand sanitizer is OK if you don t have soap and water. Washing with soap and water is always the best choice to kill germs and keep your hands clean. Hand-Washing Rap You gotta wash your hands and You gotta wash em right, Don t give into germs With-out a fight Use water that s warm And lots of soapy bubbles, These are the weapons For preventing germ troubles Don t cut your time short Your fingers get between, It takes twenty seconds To make sure they re clean Gotta wash gotta wash Gotta wash your hands, Gotta wash gotta wash Gotta wash your hands Source: Operation Risk Curriculum Michigan State University Board of Trustees Wash your hands! Answers:. yes,. yes,. yes,. yes,. yes,. yes. After using the. Before rest room. After sneezing, eating coughing or blowing your nose Put an x by the pictures that show when you should wash your hands.. After playing outdoors. After jumping rope. After playing with animals

5 Variety from MyPlate Draw a line from the variety of different foods to their correct food group. This is great for breakfast or a healthy snack! Yummy Yogurt Treat What you need: medium strawberries, sliced (-ounce) container yogurt, any flavor ¼ cup granola Directions:. Place strawberries in a cup.. Layer the yogurt on top of the strawberries.. Place the granola on top of the yogurt. apple; Dairy = milk, cottage cheese, cheese; Proteins = chicken leg, tuna Answers: Grains = bread, crackers, egg noodles; Vegetables = corn, carrot; Fruits = grapes,

6 Start Dairy maze Your body needs three Dairy Group foods every day. Follow the maze by passing three foods that come from the dairy group. Did you know? Digestion starts in your mouth when your teeth break food down into smaller pieces. saliva teeth It takes 0 seconds for food to get from your mouth to your stomach. Food can get to your stomach even if you stand on your head. That s because the muscles in your esophagus squeeze the food to your stomach. tongue villi esophagus stomach Your stomach can hold food for up to three hours. Your intestine is as long as a school bus - that s 0 feet! small intestine to large intestine

7 The truth about bones Circle the sentences that are TRUE. Bones hold up our bodies. Bones protect parts of our bodies. Bones help our bodies move. Bones need calcium to be healthy. Bones need exercise to be strong. All of these sentences are true. Bones give our bodies their shape and they hold our bodies up. They also protect parts of our bodies like our brain, heart and lungs. Bones work together with muscles to help our bodies move. To keep our bones healthy and strong we need calcium and exercise every day. Finish Calcium-rich foods Put an x next to the calcium-rich foods that you have tried. o Milk o Pudding o Cheese o Soybeans o Broccoli o Ice cream o Greens o Tofu o Yogurt o Almonds o Sardines Use the secret code below to figure out an important message about your body. Secret code B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z A A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z _ U I F I F B S U J T U I F N P T U J NQP SU BO U NV TDMF JO U I F CP E Z. 7 Answer: The heart is the most important muscle in the body. 7

8 Fun ways to exercise Circle the things you like to do: Now draw a picture of another way that you like to play: 8

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