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Food Run 4 Many Balanced Meals

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In an assigned time period, be the team to get the most balanced meals—1 balanced meal = 1 FoodGroup Flag from each food group (based on Canada's 2019 Food Guide of 2 Fruits and Vegetables, 1 grain, and one protein).

-Fundamental Movement Skills:

  • Locomotor

    • Dodge

    • Run​

-Equipment List:

  • One complete set of FoodGroup Flags—Use only Fruit, Vegetables, Grain, and Protein

  • Six pool noodles


-Equipment Link:

-Setting Up:

  • Place 3 sets of FoodGroup Flags at the end of each playing area.

  • Players stand in a scattered pattern in their assigned safe zone.

  • Three players from each team are given a pool noodle.


  • On the leader’s signal to begin, players attempt to safely run to the FoodGroup Flags area (where they are safe) and back to their half of the playing area (returning with a FoodGroup Flag)—the FoodGroup Flag is then added to their team’s FoodGroup Flags.

  • The taggers attempt to tag, with pool noodles, any players running through their team’s zone. When players are tagged, they return to their side of the playing area (if they have a FoodGroup Flag in their hands that needs to be returned to the FoodGroup Flags area before returning to their team’s zone.


  • If it is too easy for players to retrieve FoodGroup Flags then add more taggers; if it is too difficult reduce the number of taggers.

-Questions & Notes:

  • On Offense

    • What is the most effective strategy to most quickly get one of each of the food groups?

  • On Defense

    • What is the most effective way to prevent players from getting the food groups?

  • What are the four food groups?

  • What happens to peoples’ health if they lack in one of the food groups—discuss for Vegetables, Fruit, Grains, and Protein.

Equipment Adaptation:

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