Field Trips Focused on Health
August 28, 2015
School field trips can provide healthy, experience-based education and engaging activities. Check out the Target Field Trip Grants opportunity for funding and schedule a wellness-based field trip for the kids you lead. See ideas below!
Hear – See – Do Activity Ideas
Help kids hear the message that eating healthy food is nourishing and tasty too!
Let them see examples of healthy, tasty food choices at local gardens, grocery stores or food banks.
Let them do by providing interactive activities.
Give kids a chance to touch, feel, smell, see and incorporate all modes of learning with food-related field trips:
- Grocery stores provide an opportunity to teach about the MyPlate food groups (Fruits, Vegetables, Grains, Dairy, Protein). Show kids how to read food labels and make healthy food choices.
- Local farmer’s markets, orchards or gardens offer kids a chance to see a colorful variety of healthy produce and to learn how it is grown.
Incorporate physical activity and community service in a field trip:
- Schedule a time when kids can assist a local community garden with gardening tasks such as planting or harvesting.
- Set-up a time when kids can assist a community food bank to unload, shelve or package food items for patrons. Discuss hunger in America and the local organizations working toward solutions.