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Watch Your Balance


Provide each child with a paper plate and a pre-printed card/label with the words "A Balanced Meal" on it. Children should glue/stick the label in the center of their paper plates. Next, help children cut out from magazines, catalogs, and store ads pictures of foods that represent all food groups. Let children choose a food picture from each group and glue the pictures around the center label. Children can take their plates home to show their families what they learned about a balanced meal.


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