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“Be the Chef” Part 2: Grocery Store Adventures

Professor FizzyHi there, it’s Professor Fizzy, back again with more ideas and tips from the fantabulous Lunch Lab. Now that you’ve planned a meal, put together a shopping list and explore the grocery store with your kids.

Shopping the UWhen you’re at the grocery store, you can spend some time exploring and learning about foods, including:

  • Where are the fresh, healthy foods found? Notice how the grocery store is laid out, with the fresh fruits, veggies, meats and dairy around the outside of the store and the prepared foods (cereals, frozen foods) in the aisles. When the Lunch Lab go shopping, we try to “shop the U” to ensure we’re stocking up on the fresher, healthier foods at the store.
  • How much protein and fiber is in that? As you collect foods, take a look at the label on the package and teach your kids how to read it. What’s the first ingredient in each food you buy? How many grams of protein and fat are in each serving? How many grams of sugar are found?


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