Active Food Group Classification

Active Food Group Classification

Adapted From: BC Dairy Association’s Go Four It
Age: Grades 1-6
Key Learning: have an improved understanding of which foods go into the four food groups and foods to limit according to Canada’s Food Guide, have fun exploring various forms of physical activity
Type: Standalone Activity
Equipment Needed: Paper and markers


Directions

  1. In a large space, ex outside or in a gym, post pieces of paper labeled with the food groups on the wall around the room (there should be four pieces of paper posted-one per food group).
  2. Assign each student a food that falls into one of the food groups.
  3. Split the students into smaller groups and assign an action to each group (example, walking backward, skipping, jumping)
  4. The students will have to organize themselves according to the appropriate food group using the action they were given. For example, if a student was assigned to be a carrot, and their group was assigned the action of skipping, that student would have to skip to the ‘fruits and vegetables’ sign.
  5. Once all the students are organized by their appropriate group, ensure that all students are in the right spots.