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Balanced Plates

  • 4 Sets of FoodGroup Flags (1 food from each food group (Fruit, Vegetables, Grain, Dairy, Protein, Grain/Junk Food—change the Junk Food to another Grain)

  • 7 Hula Hoops (1 Hula Hoop for every 3-4 players)


-Lien d'équipement:

Balanced Plates

Titre 1


-Aptitudes motrices fondamentales:

-Liste d'équipement:

In this invasion game, teams of 3-4 players, try to be the first to get a balanced (1 from each of the foods) plate (hula hoop) within the predetermined amount of time.

  • Locomotor

    • Dodge

    • Run

-Mise en place:

  • Place 1 hula hoop in the center of the playing area and then place the other hula hoops equal distance apart.

  • Place the 4 sets of 6 different FoodGroup Flags in the centre hula hoop.

  • 3-4 players stand behind their assigned hula hoop.


  • On the signal to begin the first player from each team runs to the center hoop and brings back a flag.

  • The first person tags the hand of the second player in line who goes to the center hoop and brings back a second flag of a different food.

  • Continue till all the FoodGroup Flags are removed from the middle hoop.

  • When there are no more FoodGroup Flags in the middle hoop, players (still one at a time from each group) run to the hoops of other teams to take one of their FoodGroup Flags—teams cannot obstruct players from taking their FoodGroup Flags.

  • The first team to get all six food groups is the winner—If no team seems to be finishing their plate add a couple more food groups to the middle. If a team wins too quickly move one or more FoodGroup Flags from the middle and play again.


  • Remind players to be careful when two or more players are selecting a flag from the same hoop so that they do not bang heads going down or coming up.

-Questions et notes:

  • On Offense

    • What are the most effective strategies to get one flag from each food group?

  • On Defense

    • What are the most effective ways to prevent other teams from getting their 6  FoodGroup Flags?

What are the four/five food groups and how many servings are recommended for your age group?

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