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The After School Snack

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The After School Snack
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 1 to 2
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   1.46

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    arms, kinds, pyramid, sounds, triangle, yogurt, snack, also, anything, apple, cheese, cookie, different, each, explain, food

Other Languages
     Spanish: La merienda después de la escuela


The After School Snack
By Margaret Leonard
  

1     Jimmy was looking for a snack to eat after school. He was very hungry. He saw all kinds of different foods in his kitchen.
 
2     "Mom, what should I have for a snack?" Jimmy asked.
 
3     "You can have anything you want, as long as it's healthy!" his mom answered from the living room.
 
4     Jimmy stopped. "What does that mean, Mom?" Jimmy asked again. His mom came into the kitchen.
 
5     "Well, Jimmy, there are all different kinds of food," Jimmy's mom said. "Lots of them taste really good. We have to make sure that we eat foods that are good for us, too!"
 
6     "How do we know if a food is good for us?" Jimmy wondered.
 
7     "There is a tool we can use called a food pyramid," his mom answered. "It helps us know how much of each kind of food we should eat each day."
 
8     Jimmy's mom walked over to the computer and sat down. She started to type, and soon there was a colorful triangle on the screen.
 
9     "See, Jimmy?" his mom asked. "This is a food pyramid. It shows us how many servings of grains, vegetables, fruits, milk, and meat or beans we should eat each day."
 
10     "I don't get it!" Jimmy said. He didn't understand.
 
11     "Let me explain," Jimmy's mom said. "Breads, cereals, and rice are in the grain group. We should eat a lot of these each day. But we want to make sure half of them are whole grains. That kind of grain is good for our hearts."

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