Physical Health: Eat Right- What Does That Mean?

5th Grade (Ages 10-11)


About the Story

This story tries to make sense of what we know (and what we are still learning) about eating to stay healthy. 

  • All animals need to eat to get energy and nutrients that our body and brain needs to survive.
  • There are so many ideas about what we should be eating to keep our body and our brains healthy.  The more that we learn about our bodies and our brains, the more we understand the kinds of foods that we should be eating. (note-this information changes as science gives us more info) 
  • There are no good or bad foods, there are just foods that give us what we need and other foods that do not. Taste and society play a big role in what, and even how, we eat.