Food Run

  • One complete set of HealthySpots

  • One set of six Screamin’ Green Vinyl Spots (to have a second helping of grains)

  • Six pool noodles

-Equipment Link:

Food Run

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-Objective:

-Fundamental Movement Skills:

-Equipment List:

To be the first team to get 3 balanced meals—3 HealthSpots from each food group

  • Locomotor

    • Dodge

    • Run 

-Setting Up:

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

  • Designate a “Serving Area” space where teams can place their food (HealthySpots).

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

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

-Instructions:

  • On the leader’s signal to begin, players attempt to safely run to the HealthySpots area (where they are safe) and back to their half of the playing area (returning with a HealthySpot)—the HealthySpot is then placed in the Serving Area.

  • 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 HealthySpot in their hands that needs to be returned to the HealthySpots area before returning to their team’s zone.

Variations

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

Queestions

-Questions & Notes:

  • On Offense

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

    • What are the best ways to get un-frenzied and catch a ball?

  • On Defense

    • What is the most effective way to prevent players from getting the 6 food groups?

  • What are the four/five food groups and how many servings are recommended for your age group?

Questions or comments? 

Please contact Dr. John Byl at:

     JOHNBYL50@gmail.com

     (905) 923-0938

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