Cadette Eating For You Badge Activity
Be a Chemical Detective
To explore the connection between diet and stress level.
Time needed: 30-40 minutes
- Computer, tablet, or phone with internet access
Caffeine and sugar can contribute to mood swings, fatigue, and your ability to concentrate. When your levels of cortisol, your body’s main stress hormone, go up, so do your cravings for fat, sugar, and salt—what a cycle! Take a look into the science behind eating and stress.
Be a chemical detective. Research food additives and chemicals that are believed to contribute to anxiety and stress. See how many you can find in the foods you and your family eat. Talk to your family about limiting these foods and finding substitutes for them, and why it’s important to your family’s health.
Troop Leaders: The instructions for all badge steps are available free of charge in your Girl Scout Volunteer Toolkit.
Girl Scouts at Home activities have been adapted from existing Girl Scout programming and optimized for use at home during a period of social distancing.