This station is designed to get students to begin to think about their diet as an integral part of their health. Our diets may be culturally constrained, but we are in control; we can balance our own diets for a healthier tomorrow. These exercises are intended to engage students in a dietary discussion and introduce them to a career as a dietician, nutritionist, health advertiser or Food Scientist. The Balancing Act is a balancing game the students will play to further understand the concept of balancing their diets. Using the Harvard Healthy Eating Plate as their guideline, students will balance different “foods” on a pizza pan. One student will start the game by balancing the pan on their fist. Another student, the “dietician”, will begin to add various “foods” (bean bag weights) to their respective locations. For example, a whole wheat bread weight will be placed in the designated “Whole Grains” section, while an apple weight will be placed in the designated “Fruits” section. The students will notice that a pan that is missing weights on a specific section will be difficult to balance, just like a diet without vegetable or without lean protein. Did you ever eat a cricket or cookies made of cricket flour? Here is your opportunity.