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Go Slow Whoa Nutrition Program
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Giving ‘Go’ Foods – Healthy Food Drive
Ages: Schoolwide
 
Background Knowledge Needed:
Students should have been introduced to the Go, Slow, Whoa concept and be familiar with the foods that generally belong in each category.
 
Description:
Many schools coordinate food drives for charity. Why not promote healthy foods during this time? This is a spin on the food drive that strives to collect the healthiest foods possible for those in need.
Generally, this food drive would be advertised and planned for just as food drives and charity drives are normally. When planning your food drive, ask students or adults to make signs that emphasize the food drive will concentrate on healthier foods.
 
Materials:
·         All advertisement and marketing avenues normally used for charity drives.
·         All materials necessary for charity drives (boxes for pickup, signs for advertisement, etc)
·         ‘Giving Go Foods’ suggested donation list of foods (provided)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 ‘Giving Go Foods’
Suggested Food Items for Donation
 
Fruits and Vegetables
Canned and dried fruits and veggies provide an array of essential vitamins and minerals. When purchasing these items look for “no salt added”, low-sodium, “no sugar added”, and 100% juice varieties.
• Canned fruits                                               • Shelf-stable fruit cups
• Canned vegetables                                      • Dried fruit
• Vegetable juice                                            • Fruit juice (100%)
• Diced tomatoes                                            • Spaghetti sauce
• Tomato sauce
 
Grain Group
Non-perishable whole grains provide essential vitamins and minerals as well as fiber. When possible, look for 100% whole grain on the label or the first ingredient on the ingredient list.
• Oatmeal                                                       Low sugar/high fiber cereal (Cheerios®, Raisin Bran®)
• Whole wheat flour                                       • Whole grain crackers
• Whole grain breads                                                 • Whole grain tortillas
• Brown rice or barley                                    • Whole grain pasta
 
Protein Group
Choose canned lean meats and beans as a good source of low-fat protein. Beans are also a good source of fiber. When providing these items look for “no salt added”, low-sodium, and canned in water varieties. 
• Canned tuna fish                                          • Canned salmon
• Canned chicken                                            • Canned bean soup
• Canned baked beans                                    • Dried and canned beans and peas
• Canned chilies and stews
• Peanut butter                                                                                                                          
 
Milk Group
Choose shelf-stable low-fat or non-fat dairy products fortified with vitamin D.
• Dry milk
• Evaporated milk
• Boxed shelf-stable milk
The ‘Giving Go Foods’ Food Drive aims to gather foods that provide many essential nutrients without an overabundance of calories, sodium, fat and sugar. By donating these foods, we are helping to ensure that those accessing local food pantries are provided these necessary nutrients. Take a look at the foods listed here to provide the most nutritious foods during our food drive.
 
 
Parent Ideas
 
 
Classroom Ideas
 
 
Go, Slow, Whoa
Classroom and
School-based Ideas
 
Ideas included can be incorporated into classroom lessons, PE lessons and school-wide activities and help to continue the    Go, Slow, Whoa message.

 
 
1.    Go, Slow, Whoa Collage
2.    Tracking ‘Go’ Foods
3.    Changing ‘Whoa’ Foods to Slow and Go
4.    Go, Slow, Whoa Classbook
5.    Recognizing Go, Slow, and Whoa Activities
6.    Giving ‘Go’ Foods
 
Go, Slow, Whoa Collage Activity
Age: K-3
Background Needed:
Description:
Students use pictures of foods from magazines, etc to create a collage to show foods that belong in each of the Go, Slow, and Whoa categories.
Materials Needed:
§  Magazines, advertisements, brochures etc that contain pictures of food.
§  Construction paper or cardboard
§  Scissors
§  Glue
§  Go, Slow, Whoa logos (optional)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Graphing and Tracking of ‘Go’ Food Consumption
Ages: Grades 3-5
Background Knowledge Needed:
Students should have been introduced to the Go, Slow, Whoa concept and be familiar with the foods that generally belong in each category.
Description:
Setting goals and Tracking progress is essential to creating and maintaining healthy habits.
Using the ‘Go Food Tracker’ students can track how many ‘Go’ foods they eat at each meal for a week long period. If desired, students can then graph these to answer questions such as which meals, do I eat the most ‘go’ foods with, how many ‘go’ foods do I eat each day.
Materials Needed:
§  Go Food Tracker’ Tracking Sheet
§  Graph Paper
Making ‘Whoa’ Foods Into ‘Go’ Foods
Ages: Grades 3-5
Background Knowledge Needed:
Students should have been introduced to the Go, Slow, Whoa concept and be familiar with the foods that generally belong in each category.
Description:
Many foods can belong in different categories depending on how they are made and the ingredients used. Modifying food items that would normally fit in the ‘whoa’ category to put them in the ‘slow’ or ‘go’ category is key to making long-term healthy food decisions.
A Venn Diagram approach can be taken to this activity as well.
Materials Needed:
§  Paper
§  Pencil
 
 Go, Slow, Whoa Individual or Class Book
Ages: Grades K-2
Background Knowledge Needed:
Students should have been introduced to the Go, Slow, Whoa concept and be familiar with the foods that generally belong in each category.
Description:
Students create a book that incorporates their favorite Go, Slow, and Whoa foods or their favorite Go foods only.
Materials Needed:
§  Paper
§  Pencils, crayons, etc
 
 
 
 
 
Go, Slow, and Whoa Foods Recognition and
Physical Activity Station Activities
Ages: Any Grade
Background Knowledge Needed:
Students should have been introduced to the Go, Slow, Whoa concept and be familiar with the foods that generally belong in each category.
Description:
Several activities can be created to help students recognize the Go, Slow, and Whoa foods, using the food flashcards (provided), food model cards (if available), and GSW PE Spots (provided).
1.      A physical activity/action can be specified for each category. For example:
·         Go – Jumping Jacks
·         Slow – Push Ups
·         Whoa – Freeze in Place
As foods are shown, students perform these activities.
2.      A set of physical activity stations may be set up using the Go, Slow, Whoa PE Spots. At each station a different physical activity is performed for a set amount of time.
3.      Several variations of this type activity are possible!
Materials Needed:
§  Food Flashcards
§  Go, Slow, Whoa PE Spots
§  Food Model Cards (if available)
 
 
 
Giving ‘Go’ Foods – Healthy Food Drive
Ages: Schoolwide
Background Knowledge Needed:
Students should have been introduced to the Go, Slow, Whoa concept and be familiar with the foods that generally belong in each category.
Description:
Many schools coordinate food drives for charity. Why not promote healthy foods during this time? This is a spin on the food drive that strives to collect the healthiest foods possible for those in need.
Generally, this food drive would be advertised and planned for just as food drives and charity drives are normally. When planning your food drive, ask students or adults to make signs that emphasize the food drive will concentrate on healthier foods.
Materials:
·         All advertisement and marketing avenues normally used for charity drives.
·         All materials necessary for charity drives (boxes for pickup, signs for advertisement, etc)
·         ‘Giving Go Foods’ suggested donation list of foods (provided)
 
 
 
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