Family Snack Attack Contest
January 24, 2013
Want an easy way to get your middle schoolers interested in healthy eating? Try a family snack attack contest! This simple family activity involves kids in the kitchen and provides a great chance to talk about making healthy choices.
For starters, give your contest a creative name. I like to call this one “Proof is in the Pudding.”
Ingredients and Measures:
For an individual serving, combine:
- ⅓ cup pudding
- ½ cup fruit
- Everyone follows the “recipe” for ingredients and measures (to create individual servings).
- Each person can use creativity to mix and match different flavors of pudding and fruits for their own unique recipe.
Go to the market as a family to choose your fruit choices.
Talk about different ways fruit is sold – canned, frozen, and fresh.
Talk about differences in cost, taste, and whether extra sugar is added (and why it might be a good idea to choose some with less sugar)
Create individual servings, one per family member. Mix the ingredients or layer them.
¼ cup strawberries + ¼ cup kiwi slices + ⅓ cup vanilla pudding. Mix the strawberries and kiwi together, and then alternate layers of the fruit mixture and the pudding.
For Best Color, Best Taste, Best “Crunch”, Best Recipe with ___ (name the fruit)…make up more categories if needed so everyone wins!