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Food Run 4 Many Balanced Meals

  • 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 4 Many Balanced Meals

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-Fundamental Movement Skills:

-Equipment List:

In an assigned time period, be the team to get the most balanced meals—1 balanced meal = 1 HealthySpot 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.


  • 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 added to their team’s HealthySpots.

  • 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.


  • If it is too easy for players to retrieve HealthySpots 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/five food groups and how many servings are recommended for your age group?

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

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