Milk and Dairy Foods – NFSMI

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Nutrition Needs Fun Food Activities for Children

               Milk and Dairy Foods

Purpose
 To help children learn that
  cows produce milk
 To help children learn how
  milk is made into yogurt
  and cheese
 To help children learn
  milk, yogurt, and cheese
  help make bones and teeth
  strong
 To help children experience
  the taste and texture
  differences of yogurt,
  cottage cheese, and hard
  cheese
 To reinforce ideas of being clean and careful when preparing food
Snack Note
This activity may qualify for a Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
reimbursable snack. Check with your sponsor or state agency for guidelines. The
total amount of yogurt and cheese served to each child needs to equal 1/2 ounce
equivalent of meat/meat alternate and needs to be paired with a serving of another
component food group (fruit suggested). The supplies listed for this activity are for



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Milk and Dairy Foods


the yogurt, cottage cheese, and cheese portions of the snack only. The suggested
portions per child are 2 tablespoons yogurt, 2 tablespoons cottage cheese, and 1/4
ounce Monterey Jack cheese. See the serving suggestion at the end of the activity
for additional ideas.

Supplies Needed
Supplies listed are for one child. Make sure
to have enough supplies for each child.

Food
 Milk, in a carton or pitcher
 2 tablespoons of yogurt, lowfat plain or
  vanilla
 2 tablespoons of lowfat cottage cheese
 Monterey Jack Cheese, cubed or sliced
  into 1/4 ounce pieces

Equipment
 1 clear glass, 8 ounces                           Yogurt
 2 large serving spoons
 2 clear serving bowls
 Plate for cheese cubes
 1/8 cup (2 tablespoons) measure
 Small plates
 Spoons




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What to Do Ahead of Time
Set up the activity at a child-size counter or table where the children can see the
foods easily.

Choose a book about milk to read to the children before this activity. See the
suggested reading list for ideas.

Activity
Tell the children that today they will learn about milk and foods made from milk.
When they are finished, they will eat a snack of different foods made from milk.

Remind the children that we are clean and careful when we work with food. Have
children wash their hands before the activity.

Tip: Sing the verse about washing hands before helping with the meal from CARE
Connection Food Safety children's activity on hand washing (Every Day We Wash
Our Hands).

Remind the children that each has washed his or her hands and to please keep their
hands clean. Tell them not to touch their nose, mouth, face, neighbor, or other
objects.

Gather the children around the table with the milk and milk products.

Ask the children to remember what was read about milk.
      Where does milk come from? (Cows)
      What color is milk? (White)
      Is milk a liquid or a solid? (Liquid)

As you pour the milk into the glass, tell the children


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      Milk is a white liquid.
      Milk comes from cows.
      We drink milk with meals.
      Milk helps make our bones and teeth strong.

Milk is made into other foods we eat.

Ask the children
      What foods are made from milk? (Respond to answers.)
                                                    Yogurt
Tell the children
       Today we will see how milk changes when it is made into yogurt and cheese.

As you transfer the yogurt from the carton into the glass
bowl, tell the children
      Yogurt is made from milk.
      Yogurt is a thick liquid.
      We eat yogurt with a spoon.                                  Yogurt
      Yogurt helps make our bones and teeth strong.
      Yogurt tastes good with other foods, such as fruit.

As you transfer the cottage cheese from the carton into the glass bowl, tell the
children
       Cheese is made from milk.
       Some cheeses are soft and mostly solid.
       Cottage cheese is like the curds and whey that Little Miss 
         Muffet was eating with a spoon.
       Cheese curds are the solid form of milk.
       We eat cottage cheese with a spoon.
As you show the plate of cheese cubes (or slices), tell the children


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Nutrition Needs Fun Food Activities for Children
Milk and Dairy Foods


      When cheese curds are pressed together, more liquid comes out.
      These cheese curds become solid cheese.
      We can eat cheese cubes (slices) with our fingers or a fork.
      Cheese helps make our bones and teeth strong.
      Cheese tastes good with other foods, such as fruit.
      Serve each child a portion of yogurt (2 tablespoons), cottage cheese
         (2 tablespoons), and Monterey Jack cheese (1/4 ounce piece) on a plate.

While enjoying the snack, talk with the children about milk and the foods made
from milk. Compare the flavors and textures of the different foods made from
milk. Review facts about milk, yogurt, and cheese from the lesson.

Serving Idea:
For a reimbursable snack, add 1/2 cup of a fruit, such as fresh peach or pear slices.
The children can dip the fruit into the yogurt and mix pieces of the fruit with the
cottage cheese, if desired.

Suggested Reading List
Extra cheese please!: Mozzarella's journey from cow to pizza, by Chris Peterson
with photographs by Alvis Upitis. (1994), Boyds Mill Press, Honesdale, PA.

Milk from cow to carton, by Aliki. (1974), (1992), HarperCollins Publishers, New
York.

The milk makers, by Gail Gibbons. (1987), Aladdin, New York.




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