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I Want Cake!

Using this resource group, students learn that the best way to stay healthy is by eating nutritious food. Sid and his friends discover that only eating cake would make their bodies feel terrible. The resource group includes eight video segments, including a live action segment, as well as an associated activity.

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I Want Cake!- Part 1

Sid wonders why he can't eat cake all the time. He explains that today is his birthday and that his favorite thing about his birthday is cake! At breakfast, Sid's parents explain that cake is okay to have on special occasions but that it is not good for you to have everyday because foods like cake and cupcakes have a lot of sugar which is not good for you to eat all the time.

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I Want Cake!- Part 2

Sid interviews his friends and asks them what they think would happen if you had cake for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Sid finds that May, Gabriela, and Gerald each have different answers to his important question. May thinks that you would get a stomach ache, Gabriela thinks that you would be happy, and Gerald thinks that you would get lots of energy and then very tired.

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I Want Cake!- Part 3

Join Sid and his classmates for Rug Time with Miss Susie as they discuss nutritious food. Miss Susie explains that nutritious foods are those that help you to grow strong and healthy. To learn about nutritious foods, the class moves over to the Super Fab Lab. Miss Susie explains that a balanced meal has food from each one of the food groups. For this investigation the students grab their lunches and look to see if they have food from each of the food groups. Sid is disappointed when he notices that cake is not part of any of the food groups, but Miss Susie assures him that cake is okay to have on special occasions.

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I Want Cake!- Live Action

Students learn about the importance of a balanced diet and what food items fall into various food groups. With the help of the teacher, these students break down their lunches and determine if they are getting enough variety in their diet.

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I Want Cake!- Part 4

Sid and his classmates reflect on their nutritious meals and tell each other what they had in their lunches. Sid talks about the many different parts of his meal including a little bit of mashed potatoes, a little bit of peas, a little bit of gumbo and a little bit of birthday cake. Gerald talks about a meal that has all the food groups in one dish by eating a sandwhich filled with all different types of food!

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I Want Cake!- Part 5

Laugh along with Sid and his classmates as they present 'Good Laughternoon'. The students get the chance to tell their best food jokes! The students then move back inside for playtime and act out a kingdom where Sid, as king, decides that everyone can eat cake all the time, despite scientist Gabriela telling him that people need more of a balanced diet. Gabriela explains that you need to eat a little bit from each food group in order to be healthy and finds that while King Sid feels sick from all of the cake, she is ready to rule the kingdom!

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I Want Cake!- Part 6

This song promotes trying new foods and diversifying your diet and highlights food from all over the world! The different food groups identify their importance and sing about having a balanced diet.

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I Want Cake!- Part 7

Sid leaves school after a day of learning all about nutritious food! On the car ride home, Sid's Grandma tells him about how before grocery stores, people would get their nutritious food, including vegetables, fruits, and milk, right from their own farm. Sid explains that he would like to have a balanced meal for his birthday dinner including foods from every food group and of course a piece of cake! Sid comes up with an idea to create a way to make sure that every meal is nutritious, having a little bit of everything, in portions that are just the right size!

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