Objective: The children will learn that the some foods can be eaten in different ways.
Materials: Oranges to taste and to squeeze into juice juicer or something similar small cups heavy whipping cream small jars with a tight fitting lid (baby food jars work well).
Activity: Leave one orange unpeeled and peel the second. Explain to the children that they will eat the same food in two different ways. Ask the children if they know what the fruit is (unpeeled orange). Once they all have guessed, ask about the peeled orange. Then cut the unpeeled orange in half. Place the orange halves on the juicer and have each child take a turn squeezing the orange and tasting the juice. You may need to prepare some extra juice ahead of time to sure each child has a taste. Explain that there are many foods that can be eaten in different ways. Next peel several oranges, section them and pass them to eat.
Message: Eat smart to play hard. Eat fruits and veggies at meals and snacks.
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