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What do you think is the healthiest food to eat?

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

"I think the healthiest food is a humongous, homemade sandwich because it's healthy and delicious. Mostly because it's good." Grade 5.

The question ,"What do you think is the heathiest food", was asked to grade school children , Pre-K through 6th grade.
One wonders if it reflects what they eat or just think is healthy.

"I think chicken nuggets because you dip it into sweet and sour sauce." Pre-K.

"Cantaloupe" Grade 4.

"Broccoli, cabbage,veggies, fruit." Grade 3.

"Meat, it has lots of vitamins and oranges because they have vitamin C and that's good for you." Kindergarten

""Jelly beans, Every kid can last on jelly beans," Grade 3.

"Green food." Grade 3.

"I think it's broccoli." Grade 1.

" Vegetables are healthy because they give you strength." Kindergarten.

" I think the healthiest food is the one that tastes the worst. I'm not sure what it is because I haven't had all the foods there are. But I wish it was ice cream." Grade 4.

"I think the healthiest food is fatty bacon because it has protein." Grade 4.

"Pickles because they are juicy, green and healthy." Grade 4.

"Banana cake. Bananas are good and healthy." Grade 4.

"Spam and eggs. They keep my body ready for the next thing that happens in life." Grade 6.

The healthiest food is ribs." Kindergarten

"Grilled cheese sandwich." Grade 4.

"Vegetables are healthy because they give you strength." Kindergarten.

"I think the healthiest food to eat is bugs, but I would never eat them." Grade 4.

"Healthiest food is a salad." Grade 4.

"French fries and ketchup because you get two healthy vegetables in one." Grade 6.

"A salad or some Mexican food because it has many vitamins. Or a sandwich made with organic foods." Grade 5.

"Candy because I can run three miles." Grade 3.

" An apple, because an apple a day keeps the doctor away." Grade 4.

"Apples and fish." Grade 4.

"Fruit, vegetables, meat and V8." Grade 6

"Carrots are the healthiest food because they help your eyesight so you can see through walls." Grade 4.

" I think it's cucumbers with lime and salt because lime is a fruit and cucumber is a vegetable." Grade 5.

" Taco salad because it has meat, fruit and vegetables." Grade 4.

" The healthiest food to eat is everything from the food pyramid because no one food is healthy alone." Grade 6.

Some of the children mentioned strawberries, cherries, raspberries, blueberries , rutabagas, and celery.

All in all they expressed what they felt was healthiest and most of them got it right. Even the ones who thought fatty bacon or fries and ketchup didn't have to be totally wrong,
A little bit of all food groups can be OK. Even the occasional piece of candy. The child who answered "candy" knew it gave him a boost of energy. Just didn't realize what happens when that boost wares out.

Hopefully getting the children talking and thinking about what are healthy foods will continue to motivate them into healthy choices.

Hope you enjoyed reading what's in the minds of young children,


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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DOLLIE6 8/16/2014 1:37PM


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CANNIE50 7/2/2014 12:51AM

    Cute blog - I look forward to reading more of your blogs. I ALWAYS enjoy reading your perspective. PS I tried to come visit you when I was in Eugene in the Spring but that was the week that the horrible ice storm/power outage hit Eugene and it was all I could do to get home, after being with my sister while she endured chemotherapy. I was disappointed but have not given up coming to meet you, live and in person!

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2WHEELEDSHARON 6/9/2014 11:17AM

    This was fun to read! I agree with you, we all should get to enjoy what we like as long as we keep it's impact in mind:)

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KITT52 6/7/2014 4:50AM

    thanks for sharing, very interesting comment..

have ahealthy week end

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IOWAGRAMMA 6/6/2014 3:04PM

    Pickles for me, too! LOL! Great answers some of them have, don't you think? Love it! emoticon

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GODS_TEMPLE 6/5/2014 4:27PM

    Sounds like most of the kids have listened to someone discussing this... emoticon

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JOANNS4 6/5/2014 8:47AM

    A great blog! Thank you.

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JILL313 6/5/2014 12:22AM

    Tisha, Cute Blog and here I thought you were going to give us your secret food that helps you be healthy & lose weight emoticon Loved the kids answers and it sure brings back the cute Art Linkletter show-- Kids say the Darndest things. I used to watch that show every time it was on and loved Art and the funny kids answers. Thank you Tisha for some chuckles. I'm with you I kind of shocked that not one child said Pizza. It's still definitely one of my favorite foods but never tasted any as a child, but times sure have changed. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TUBLADY 6/4/2014 11:33PM

    What surprised me was no child said "pizza'. For me that is a total food group. You get a little of everything.
Maybe pizza has became an adult food.
I really think the kids put a lot of thought into their answers and tried to mention a food they really thought was healthy.
Of course there are always those "Kids say the darndest things." The Art Linkletter's show.
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QTEALADY20031 6/4/2014 11:27PM

    Love those kids......out of the mouth of babs! emoticon

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MEWHENRYSMAMA 6/4/2014 10:57PM

    Thank you!
I loved this...

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KSNANA2 6/4/2014 10:01PM

    That was fun! Thanks!

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TRAILWALKERJO54 6/4/2014 9:03PM


Awesome lists

My GS is JK.. you ask him --he will say lasagna -- that is his favorite -LOL

Thanks this was great reading

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    I am pretty impressed by a lot of the answers. Way to go for the children!

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SPEEDY143 6/4/2014 6:24PM

    emoticon pickles and ice cream... just ask my daughter who is 7 months pregnant emoticon Not really but I am going to serve it at her baby shower emoticon

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    I loved the children's responses. They can always give us a smile and a laugh. I would eat most of the suggestion except for the Spam, V8, and bugs. LOL. Thanks for posting this.

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JAOTAO 6/4/2014 12:24PM

    Love it - and if you've seen my posts on the Over 60 Group ... I'm with PICKLES!

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