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Teaching Your Students the Difference Between Go, Slow, and Whoa Foods

Last updated 6 years ago

Students learn a variety of important topics during their elementary school years. Many of these topics focus on teaching children how to grow into happy and healthy young adults. This is why many elementary school lesson plans feature spotlights on nutrition and fitness. The team here at Florida Citrus understands the importance of teaching children healthy eating habits, which is why we’ve created this guide to teach students about Go, Slow, and Whoa foods:

  • Go foods. Breaking foods down into Go, Slow, and Whoa categories makes it easy and fun to maintain healthy eating habits throughout childhood and adulthood. Go foods are foods that can and should be eaten regularly. These delicious items feature healthy ingredients that contain essential vitamins and nutrients. Some popular Go foods include fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables, whole-grain breads and pastas, fat-free or low-fat dairy products, and lean meats.
  • Slow foods. Go foods can be eaten on a regular basis thanks to their supply of vitamins and nutrients. Next on the list are Slow foods, which are foods and beverages that can be consumed a few times per week but should not be consumed daily. While these foods contain important vitamins and nutrients, they also contain a few ingredients that are not as healthy. Slow foods include vegetables in sauces, fruits in syrup, white bread and pasta, processed cheese, and poultry with the skin.
  • Whoa foods. Moderation plays an important role in maintaining healthy eating habits. Learning how to stay in control and treat yourself every once in a while can help you stick to a better overall diet. Whoa foods are the foods that should not be a part of your regular eating routine, but are acceptable to indulge in from time to time. This list includes fried foods, sweets, full-fat dairy products, and processed meats.

Do you want to learn more about Go, Slow, and Whoa foods? You can find more information from the team here at Florida Citrus. Visit our website or call us at (813) 379-2736 for more teacher resources.


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