Online Nutrition Game for Kids!

August 4th, 2011 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

Hi! It’s Thursday, August 4, 2011 and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
USDA.gov: Nutrition Blast Off Game

Age Range: 6-11 (elementary grades 1-6)

The USDA recently abandoned the “Food Pyramid” for a new indicator of good nutrition called “My Plate.” You can learn more about it by clicking HERE.¬†However, much of the information is very similar and the USDA is still using both models to teach nutrition.

To help kids better understand the importance of good nutrition and the benefits of exercise, today’s recommended website offers an interactive computer game where kids can reach Planet Power by fueling their rocket with healthy food and physical activity.

When you get to the site, your mission is to drag-and-drop the right foods and physical activity into the space ship to give you the fuel and vitality you’ll need to launch your rocket for a trip to Planet Power.

As you drag healthy food choices for breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner onto your rocket ship you’ll learn more about the various food groups and the nutritional value of each. Don’t forget to select physical activities too. Once you’ve stocked your space ship, click on “Blast Off” to see if you have what it takes to get to “Planet Power.”

If you have made appropriate selections, you’ll enjoy watching an animated ride to Planet Power where you can print out a certificate of completion.

If you want more learning activities visit the “Kids” page with links to a printable poster, tips for families, coloring page, worksheet, and classroom materials.

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