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What's For Lunch?



National Health Education Standards

Standard 4: Students will demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health and avoid or reduce health risks.

Performance Indicators:
PreK-Grade 2
4.2.1 Demonstrate healthy ways to express needs, wants, and feelings.

Grades 3-5
4.5.1 Demonstrate effective verbal and nonverbal communication skills to enhance health.
4.5.4 Demonstrate how to ask for assistance to enhance personal health.

Standard 5: Students will demonstrate the ability to use decision-making skills to enhance health.

Performance Indicators:
PreK-Grade 2
5.2.2 Differentiate between situations when a health-related decision can be made individually or when assistance is needed.

Grades 3-5
5.5.2 Analyze when assistance is needed in making a health-related decision.
5.5.3 List healthy options to health-related issues or problems.
5.5.5 Choose a healthy option when making a decision.

Standard 6: Students will demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting skills to enhance health.

Performance Indicators:
PreK-Grade 2
6.2.1 Identify a short-term personal health goal and take action toward achieving the goal.
6.2.2 Identify who can help when assistance is needed to achieve a personal health goal.


Maughan, Meghan


Miami University Libraries




Ubbes, Valerie A. (editor and genre designer); Treend, Even (translator)



English; Spanish






What’s For Lunch?
¿Cuál está para el almuerzo?
By Meghan Maughan

I decide to eat a healthy lunch everyday.
Me he decidido a comer un almuerzo saludable todos los días.

I decide to take my time eating lunch with all of my friends and to eat slowly.
Decido tomar mi tiempo para comer el almuerzo con todos mis amigos y comer lentamente.

My goal is to eat at least 1 fruit, 1 vegetable, and a 1 sandwich during lunchtime.
Mi objetivo es comer al menos 1 fruta, 1 vegetal, y un sándwich 1 durante el almuerzo.

When I do not know what the food tastes like, I will resolve the conflict by trying the new food to see if I like it or not.
Cuando no sé qué comida sabe igual, voy a resolver el conflicto por probar el nuevo alimento para ver si me gusta.

If I don’t have time to pack a lunch, I will resolve the conflict by choosing a healthy lunch option in the school cafeteria such as 1 salad and 1 apple.
Si yo no tengo tiempo para preparar un almuerzo, voy a resolver el conflicto por la elección de una opción saludable almuerzo en la cafetería de la escuela, tales como 1 ensalada y 1 manzana.

I will communicate with my parents what healthy foods I want from the grocery store.
Me comunicaré con mis padres cuáles son los alimentos saludables que quiero en el supermercado.

When I want to have foods that have to be cut with a sharp knife, I will communicate with an adult to cut the foods for me. Cuando quiero tener los alimentos que hay que cortar con un cuchillo afilado con las manos, me comunicaré con un adulto que corte los alimentos para mí.

I will communicate with my friends what foods are healthy for me so they can start eating healthy with me too!
iMe comunicaré con mis amigos qué alimentos son saludables, así que se puede comer sano con ¡yo también!

Spanish translations were verified by Evan Treend, a Spanish minor at Miami University, Oxford OH, 2014.


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Maughan, Meghan, “What's For Lunch?,” Health Literacy Database at Miami University, accessed May 21, 2024,

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