Do you remember this poem?
There are many coloured vegetables.
They are good for you.
Carrots are orange, I’ll eat a few
Beans are green, I’ll eat them too.
Try to read it aloud to learn it by heart in drama lessons.
El miércoles visitamos El corte Inglés. Nos esperaban en la puerta principal y desde allí ,Rebeca , nuestra guía, nos dirigió a la cafetería , donde nos obsequiaron con un rico chocolate con churros.Después visitamos el área de alimentación,que era el motivo principal de nuestra visita.
Fuimos observando y atendiendo a las explicaciones que nos daban las profes sobre la clasificación de los alimentos y sus propiedades.
Os mostarmos algunas fotos…
I know your kids have started to tell you about the importance of having a proper meal at breakfast time.
I guess that when your kids told you that they wanted to eat a ham sandwich in the morning you may have thought that they had gone mad…or their teacher!!
A ham sandwich in the morning!
Yes, it’s exactly what they were advised to eat.
Almost everyone of us must have heard the saying, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Still, not many have taken it seriously and made breakfast a part of their daily diet. Just like adults, skipping breakfast has also become a practice among school going children and as parents.
It is our responsibility to provide them with a healthy and balanced breakfast. Many students refuse to eat breakfast before going to school for several reasons, like, lack of time, not feeling hungry, etc. However, they do not realize that not eating breakfast actually hampers their health and can cause various learning problems. To avoid such problems, it is necessary that students develop the habit of eating breakfast daily. Rather than forcing children to eat breakfast, it is better if we make them understand the benefits of a good breakfast.
It has been scientifically proved that children who do not have a balanced breakfast before going to school have problems, like, headache, sleepiness, stomach pain, muscle fatigue, etc. Indecisiveness, anger, anxiety, irritability, unhappiness, nervousness, lethargy, hostility, etc. are some other problems that can be seen in students who skip their breakfast. Such physical and psychological problems have the ability to hinder the learning process of students.
For doing well at school, they need energy which comes from glucose that breakfast provides. Moreover, eating breakfast regularly also helps in weight management which can reduce the risk of child obesity which has become a common problem in recent times due to unhealthy eating habits.
What Makes a Healthy Breakfast
Now that we know the importance, the next step is to find out what exactly should be eaten for breakfast. Though carbohydrates that provide energy to the body is one of the most important part of breakfast, it is necessary to make sure that the breakfast is not just an only carb meal
A complete breakfast should include all the necessary nutrients, including proteins, calcium, vitamin B6, vitamin A, zinc and iron. Also, make sure that it contains very less sodium, salt and sugar.
So, next time, when you hear your kids asking for a ham sandwich for breakfast, you will know why.
For further information:
Your kids are making an effort to keep a balanced diet, they are doing their best but they need YOUR help.
We, the teachers, are encouraging them to have a healthy breakfast, good manners at the table, eat 5 vegetables and fruit servings each day, drink plenty of water, wash their hands before meals, and many other healthy habits related to nourishment.
We are sure you also tell your kids about the importance of food and healthy habits. That is why we would like you to collaborate with us during this unit of inquiry because we DO believe that team work (family and school) really works.
Your kids have promised to try new foods at home and they are already doing it at school! Today they were told about citrus and vitamin C and they tried pamplemousse in the classroom.
You can see some pics of the moment below. There is no need to ask your kids about their opinions. Their faces speak for themselves.
I guess they will not ask for a pamplemousse any more, with the single exception of Miguel S. who had seconds!
If you want to cook your own pizza you can try this interesting cooking game and show your knowledge about healthy foods.
You know that pizza can be as healthy as salad if you make a good choice. Choose the right ingredients for your toppings and you will prove that eating healthy is easy and delicious too!
Click on the picture below and start your cooking adventure.