My Healthy Body

My Healthy Body

What You Will Need
  • Large piece of parchment paper
  • Crayons or pencil crayons
  • Foods, pictures or food containers from each of the food groups plus fluids
  • Examples of foods that work:
    • Vegetables and Fruit: use whole fresh fruits and veggies, canned fruit, applesauce
    • Grain Products: use pasta (in package), rice in baggie, piece of bread or bagel, cereal in baggie
    • Milk and Alternatives: use empty yogurt containers, milk carton, cheese slices (in plastic)
    • Meat and Alternatives: use a can of tuna, a box of frozen meat with picture on cover, and a can of beans
    • Fluids: use water bottles and milk containers
    • Include “other” food items: candy, soft drinks, chips, doughnuts

NOTE: Grocery store flyers are a good source of pictures of foods.

Directions
  1. Have your athlete lie down on the parchment paper and trace the outline of his/her body.
  2. At this point, he/she can get creative and try to draw more distinct features of himself such as eyes, ears, and t-shirt.
  3. Using the foods from each of the groups, ask him/her to guess what parts of the body each food group nourishes.
  4. Every time an “other” food item is selected, explain that it doesn’t perform a healthy function.