subject was added in November 2009.
Complete these three requirements:
- Make a poster of foods that are good for you. Share the poster with your
- Explain the difference between a fruit and a vegetable. Eat one of each.
- Help prepare and eat a healthy meal of foods that are included in a food
(With your parentís or partnerís permission, see http://www.mypyramid.gov.)
Earn the Nutrition belt
loop, and complete five of
the following requirements:
- Make a poster that shows different foods that are high in each of the
vitamins. Using your poster, explain to your den or family the difference
between a vitamin and a mineral and the importance of each for a healthy
- Read the nutrition label from a packaged or canned food item. Learn
about the importance of the nutrients listed. Explain what you learned to
your den or family.
- Make a list of diseases that can be caused by a diet that is poor in
- Talk with your school cafeteria manager about the role nutrition plays
in the meals your school serves.
- With an adult, plan a balanced menu of breakfasts, lunches, and
dinners for your family for a week.
- Make a list of healthy snack foods. Demonstrate how to prepare two
- With an adult, go grocery shopping. Report to your den or other family
members what you learned about choosing good foods to eat.
Eating a balanced diet means eating foods that are good for you and that
give your body the vitamins and other nutrients it needs to stay healthy.
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