Muffy'S Thanksgiving Dinner

CONCEPT: PKU Diet - Menu Planning



Read a story and discuss "yes" food choices at Thanksgiving dinner.



After completing this activity, children will be able to:

  • recognize that there are many people who eat a little differently
  • identify one thing they can do when they are being teased



  1. Read the story Muffy's Thanksgiving Dinner .

  2. Discuss the story with the children, with questions such as:

    • How does your family celebrate Thanksgiving?
    • What do you usually eat at Thanksgiving?
    • What kinds of foods made Muffy sick? ( high protein/high phe foods)
  3. Distribute the worksheet. Help the children complete it, as needed. Discuss their answers.





Before going to a special dinner or event, explain to your child what it will be like. Help him/her decide how he/she will handle the situation.


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