Butte County
University of California
Butte County

Five a Day Power Play!

 

Power Play Logo
The Five a Day Power Play! campaign is dedicated to increasing physical activity and consumption of fruits and vegetables among grades 4-5, children between the ages of 9 and 11. We encourage children to consume 3.5- 5 cups of fruits and vegetables and be physically active for at least 60 minutes a day. We show them what 5 servings look like and how they can use "active play" as a fun and easy activity. It's our focus to make physical activity and eating fruits and vegetables seem fun, easy and important for achieving their goals in school and sports! As a result our activities also encourage adolescents also learn to take greater responsibility for their own health and well-being. 

 We show students fun and easy ways for children to eat fruit and vegetables at breakfast and in their snacks. We do so by introducing children to new fruits and vegetables through a range of activities such as taste testing and culinary exercises. We encourage them to eat more of what they already know they like and to try new one's they haven't yet tried rather than try convincing students to eat what they don't already like. 

We use hands-on learning activities that explore taste, texture, and color when showing students how these foods provide important vitamins, calcium and iron for growth of functions of the body. 

Fruit Medly

 

California Content Standards


Our Five a Day Power Play!  activities also develop greater skills in math, reading, public speaking, and writing. Our curriculum is bilingual and aligns with California Content Standards and the California Department of Education's nutrition benchmarks. These can be found in a word document seen below. A resource kit is available to 4th and 5th grade teachers, as well as to various community organizations, 
such as after-school programs and summer camps. Our resource kit includes easy, nutritional recipes that kids will love! Try Oprah's recipe by clicking on the link below.

 

Oprah's Outtasight Salad - Find inside kid friendly recipies that are fun, easy and healthy!

4th Grade Student Workbook

5th Grade Student Workbook

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