CONCEPT: PKU Diet - Menu Planning
Learn about a cornucopia filled with "yes" foods and have fun making one!
After completing this activity, children will be able to:
- state what a cornucopia is
- recognize fruits and vegetables as "yes" foods
Explain the word cornucopia.
(It's a horn-shaped basket that holds lots of food. Because it holds plenty of food it is also called a Horn of Plenty. It is a symbol of nature's bounty. It was used by the pilgrims during Thanksgiving.)
- Who knows what a cornucopia is?
- When do you see them?
- Talk about the fruits and vegetables.
Distribute a cut-out and colored vegetable or fruit to each child. Have them tell you one thing about their fruit or vegetable (such as it's name, color, smell, taste, or feel).
- Are they "yes" or "no" foods?
- Why? ( because they are low in protein/phe)
- What colors can they be?
- Can they be different shapes?
- What is your favorite fruit?
- What is your favorite vegetable?
Distribute a cornucopia and fruit and vegetable sheet to each child. The children color and cut out the foods and paste them onto their cornucopia.
If you have a cornucopia at home for decoration, allow your child to pick out the fruits and vegetables and help fill it up.