Launching a Healthy Lunch
Have you ever visited NASA’s Kid’s Club site? You might expect to see tons of cool stuff about space and our solar system on it, but did you know there is also some really great information about the systems inside our bodies…including our digestive system and what types of food we need to eat each day to stay healthy? We’ve been playing a really fun game called ‘Space Lunch‘ and we think you’d like it too! (As always, make sure you have a grown-up’s permission before using the computer/internet!).
First, the game provides a neat interactive tool that shows the food pyramid and how our daily food amounts should be broken down. From fruits and veggies to meats and beans, this chart will help you see just how much of each food group to consume daily. After you have learned a thing or two about what foods your body needs, click on the play button to launch the game.
Now try to match sets of food that go together to reveal a funny picture. As you click on groupings of food, they will disappear to show the background image. There are more detailed instructions on the site, but the game is a fun and easy way to start thinking about eating healthier! Hope you enjoy it!