Healthy Beverages

Objective

Objective
Learn the importance of making healthy beverage choices for a healthy body.
Key Teaching Messages
Water is a GO drink; drink it anytime!
Water is essential to our body’s survival. It helps every part of your body.
Fat-free or low-fat milk and fortified 100% orange juice are important sources of calcium, which helps build strong bones. (Note: not all juices are fortified with calcium.)
Performance Standards
NATIONAL PRE-K–2nd grade HEALTH PERFORMANCE STANDARDS
Identify that healthy behaviors impact personal health.
Common Core Standards: Kindergarten-Second Grade
Speaking and Listening:
Comprehension and Collaboration

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Reading Literature:
Key Ideas and Details

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Craft and Structure
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Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
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NIH Health Messages
Drink water, or fat-free, or low-fat milk instead of sugar-sweetened beverages.
Limit the availability and accessibility of sugar-sweetened beverages.
Incorporate water breaks into your daily routine, for both you and your students. Make sure fresh water is easily available, to insure that your school community can make healthy beverage choices. Ask the children how they feel before they have a drink, emphasizing the experience of being thirsty, and reinforce how refreshed they might feel after drinking a glass of water.
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Music & Movement
The Fruit Song: Go Orange
Feel free to substitute pretty much any fruit in this song, especially those you might use to make drinks — squeeze and zest the lemon; squeeze the strawberries. Follow the song with a snack of fruit-flavored water.
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Health Demonstration
Hidden Sugar Truth Demonstration
This activity can be played like a game show. Ask the ‘audience’ to guess how many teaspoons of sugar they think are in a can of soda? Get everyone involved by sharing guesses.
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Music & Movement
The Hello Song
Ask children to share some of the songs they sing at home as part of their bedtime routines. You can also sing a variation of this song, substituting the words good night for hello.
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Music & Movement
The Clean-up Song
Just like a family meal, clean-up time is a family activity as well. In school, this song can be used with any lesson, and is a nice way to keep children moving through clean-up activities.
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Literacy
A Cool Drink of Water
A Cool Drink of Water
A Cool Drink of Water
Overview
A Cool Drink of Water, by Barbara Kerley, emphasizes the importance of water and shows the different ways children access and use water around the world.
Vocabulary
Action Word: drinking, scooped, drips, chilled, stored, squeezed, sipped, shared
Descriptive words: cool, brass, clay, plastic, burlap, tin
Water Words: river, well, fountains, pumps, tap, pitcher, buckets, pots, jugs, bag, bottle cup
Alternate Books
Dog is Thirsty
by Satoshi Kitamura

Thirsty Baby
by Catherine Ann Cullen
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This book offers a unique opportunity to introduce cultural awareness, and the importance of water to all living beings. Talk to the children about how other cultures use water differently.
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Did You Know?
 
Did you know that our bodies are 70% water?
Water is essential to every cell, tissue and organ in your body.
We lose water through normal everyday functions. Drinking is important to keep our bodies hydrated.
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Activities
When you lose a tooth, place it in a glass of soda for a day or two to see what effect soda has on teeth!
Help children develop science and math skills as they use a variety of plastic containers to measure and pour during bath time.
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Recipes
Squeeze fresh lemons into a glass of water for a refreshing drink.
Make your own popsicles using an ice cube tray or small disposable cups and popsicle sticks. Fill with water and add fresh squeezed oranges and mashed strawberries. Cover with aluminum foil and poke the sticks through the foil to hold them in place. Put in your freezer. Once frozen, pop out of container and enjoy.
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  • Healthy Beverages
    We like to put fresh slices of lemons, cucumber, and sometimes strawberries in a container for fresh flavored water. Besides being a tasty drink of flavored water, it is also a great detox drink.
    Jeanne Dotson 1 months ago
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  • Healthy Beverages
    Making flavored water is a great way to cool off in the summer heat. Watermelon and mint leaves are a great flavor combo!
    Janice Bing 1 months ago
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  • Cucumber and mint is another good combination.
    Meredith Smith 1 months ago
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