Carrie Crocodile's Food Record
CONCEPT: Keeping a Food Record
Read a story about Carrie Crocodile who has PKU. She shows her friend Alicia Alligator how she is keeping a food record to keep track of the foods she eats.
After completing this activity, children will be able to:
- state why it is important to keep track of the foods they eat
- list a few foods they usually eat and what food groups they are from
- Read the story Carrie Crocodile's Food Record.
- Discuss the story with the children, with questions such as:
- How many of you keep track of the food you eat?
- What is a food record?
- Why is it important to keep a food record?
- Food Groups: Talk about the different "yes" food groups for the PKU diet and what foods they include:
- Cereals/Low Protein Breads and Pastas
- Snack Items
- Place a copy of the food record on your refrigerator at home and encourage your child to fill it in throughout the day.
- Include discussions of how much food was eaten. This can be done in simple terms such as counting pieces of food, describing container size: large versus small, full versus half full, etc.