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Nutrition & Fitness

Experience the importance of regular physical activity and eating healthy. The cross-curricular activities below follow educational standards, and are sure to keep your students engaged. Detailed lesson plans make implementation a snap. Become a member to get started today!

Elementary School: Grades K-3

Fueling My Special Body eLearning Kit©

Ready for lunch and recess? This kit contains 14 activities for students in grades K-3 that demonstrate the connection between the digestive system, nutrition and the benefits of regular physical activity. With the help of friends like the Amazing Herman, Simon, the Nutrient Superheroes, Red Riding Hood and the "Well-Fed Wolf", students will explore and discover the importance of eating healthy and getting regular exercise.

Elementary School: Grades 4-6

Food & Fitness Field Day eLearning Kit©

It's food & fitness field day at school! Zelda, the nutrition expert, and Heart along with some other familiar faces help 4th, 5th, and 6th graders learn the importance of regular physical activity and eating healthy. Through the 17 activities, students will work their way around the track and field to achieve a healthy lifestyle!

This is an independent student activity testing their knowledge of nutrition and physical activity. Students will maneuver through the Food & Fitness track and field to answer multiple-choice questions.

Delivery Method:
Individual

Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to:
1. Complete the Pretest.

Educational Standards:
Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state’s standards:
www.learntobehealthy.org/parents-teachers/educational-materials/state-standards/

In this educator-led activity, students will begin by identifying main parts of a food label. They will then work individually or in small groups to analyze three different food labels to learn how to identify healthy snacks.

Delivery Method:
Instructor-led
Small groups
Individual

Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to:
1. Identify parts of a food label.
2. Compare nutritional value of a variety of foods.

Educational Standards:
Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state’s standards:
www.learntobehealthy.org/parents-teachers/educational-materials/state-standards/

In this animated activity, students will be challenged to identify where healthy foods belong on MyPlate.  Students will play this game with Simon as their partner. The game is finished when all food groups on are full, showing how many daily servings we need to eat from each food group.  Accumulate more points than Simon to win the game!

Delivery Method:
Individual

Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to:
1. Identify the food groups on MyPlate.
2. Select foods that belong to each food group.
3. Recall how many servings of each food group should be eaten daily.

Educational Standards:
Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state’s standards:
www.learntobehealthy.org/parents-teIdentify the food groups on MyPlate.achers/educational-materials/state-standards/

This is an independent student activity focusing on the importance of physical fitness. Students will link to several different websites to answer questions about physical activity and their overall wellness. After completing the questions, students will then create their very own physical activities worksheet.

Delivery Method:
Individual

Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to:
1. Define physical and mental fitness.
2. Identify ways the body and its systems benefit from physical activity.
3. Identify different types of physical activity.
4. Create a personal physical activities worksheet.

Educational Standards:
Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state’s standards:
www.learntobehealthy.org/parents-teachers/educational-materials/state-standards/

Welcome to Body Explorer Champions! Your students will be led by Coach through this animated four-part activity focusing on the skeletal, muscular, circulatory systems and a bonus round all about physical activity. Students learn how their body works with all three system when they “play” together to keep us healthy and give us motion. Once they complete all three body systems, they continue onto a bonus round called Moving to Win.

Delivery Method:
Individual
Large groups
Small groups

Lesson Objectives:
Students will be able to:
1. Identify and describe the role of circulatory, respiratory and skeletal systems.
2. Describe the benefits of regular physical activity.
3. Define the FITT principle.
4. Identify different types of physical activity.

Educational Standards:
Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state’s standards:
www.learntobehealthy.org/parents-teachers/educational-materials/state-standards/

Welcome to food and fitness field day! This animated three-part activity focuses on calorie balance, healthy vs. unhealthy food choices, the FITT principle, and measuring heart rate. Students can choose to go to the Snack Wagon to build a healthy lunch, Sheriff Tex Tooth’s Gym to get some exercise and/or participate in the Physical Activity Bonanza to determine heart rate.

Delivery Method:
Instructor-led
Individual
Pairs

Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to:
1. Determine daily calorie range based on age and physical activity.
2. Select healthy food choices to build a meal within daily calorie range.
3. Define the FITT principle.
4. Define and determine heart rate before and after exercise.
5. Identify different types of physical activity.

Educational Standards:
Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state’s standards:
www.learntobehealthy.org/parents-teachers/educational-materials/state-standards/

Are your students ready to focus on fitness… and nutrition? Students will watch a Focus on Fitness talk show with Zelda and Coach to answer questions related to diet and physical activity. They will then put this information to the test to create menus that fall within their daily calorie range.

Delivery Method:
Instructor-led
Individual

Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to:
1. Identify the importance of physical activity and healthy eating habits.
2. Determine daily calorie range based on age and physical activity.
3. Create a meal within recommended daily calorie range.

Educational Standards:
Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state’s standards:
www.learntobehealthy.org/parents-teachers/educational-materials/state-standards/

Are your students ready to get on track to a healthy lifestyle? In this interactive activity, students will keep track of their daily nutrition, physical activity and overall mood in their very own Health Log.

Delivery Method:
Individual

Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to:
1. Track their diet, exercise and overall mood.
2. Identify how many daily servings they should be getting from each of the food groups.
3. View their diet, exercise and mood results over a determined period of time.

Educational Standards:
Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state’s standards:
www.learntobehealthy.org/parents-teachers/educational-materials/state-standards/

Students will define the different body types and identify factors, such as the media, that influence self-esteem and body image in this activity. They will then identify positive self-image messages about themselves. This activity is sure to increase pride and positive self-esteem in students!

Delivery Method:
Instructor-led
Small groups
Individual

Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to:
1. Define somatotype and determine their body type.
2. Define body image and self-esteem.
3. Identify three factors that influence messages about body image and self-esteem.
4. Create a list of three positive self-image messages.

Educational Standards:
Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state’s standards:
www.learntobehealthy.org/parents-teachers/educational-materials/state-standards/

This instructor-led activity focuses on reviewing the concepts that have been covered in the Food & Fitness Field Day eLearning Kit©.  Simon will introduce contestants Heart, Coach, and Zelda and then lead the students through a Jeopardy-style game.

Delivery Method:
Instructor-led
Small groups

Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to:
1. Recall information related to nutrition and physical activity by playing What’s the Question?

Educational Standards:
Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state’s standards:
www.learntobehealthy.org/parents-teachers/educational-materials/state-standards/

This is an instructor-led lesson focusing on reviewing the concepts that have been covered in the Food & Fitness Field Day eLearning Kit©. After an explanation of how the game is played, Simon will introduce the players who will be participating in the game. He will then lead the students through a tic-tac-toe style game of Simon Squares.

Delivery Method:
Instructor-led
Small groups
Pairs

Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to:
1. Recall information related to nutrition and physical activity by playing Simon Squares.

Educational Standards:
Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state’s standards:
www.learntobehealthy.org/parents-teachers/educational-materials/state-standards/

Join Coach and our health educator Marguerite as they teach students about the benefits of physical fitness at the Susan P. Byrnes Health Education Center. Using engaging activities and critical-thinking questions, this video along with the accompanying lesson plan will encourage 4th, 5th and 6th graders to make healthy choices. To learn more about physical fitness and ways to keep the body healthy, try our other activities in the Food and Fitness Field Day eLearning Kit© on LearntobeHealthy.org. (Video running time 16:23)

Delivery Method:
Instructor-led
Small groups

Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to:
1. Define physical fitness and how it benefits us.
2. State ways to keep the heart and blood vessels healthy.
3. Verbalize how strength, endurance and flexibility can be improved.

Educational Standards:
Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state’s standards:
www.learntobehealthy.org/parents-teachers/educational-materials/state-standards/

Join Zelda and our health educator Clarence as they teach students about nutrition at the Susan P. Byrnes Health Education Center. Using engaging activities and critical-thinking questions, this video along with the accompanying lesson plan will encourage 4th, 5th and 6th graders to make healthy choices.To learn more about eating healthy foods and keeping the body healthy, try our other activities in the Food and Fitness Field Day eLearning Kit© on LearntobeHealthy.org. (Video running time 13:19)

Delivery Method:
Instructor-led
Small groups

Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to:
1. Explain the importance of good nutrition.
2. Verbalize the difference between healthy and unhealthy calories.
3. Make healthy food choices based on the nutrient content of food.
4. List each of the nutrients and how they benefit the body.
5. Describe how cholesterol can affect a person’s health.

Educational Standards:
Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state’s standards:
www.learntobehealthy.org/parents-teachers/educational-materials/state-standards/

Coach Craley is recruiting students to join his team to play Spin the Wheel. In this interactive activity, students will be lunging, jumping rope, climbing mountains and many more exercises! Students will spin the wheel, land on a physical activity and get a brief explanation and demonstration of the exercise. Students will do the exercise they landed on while Coach uses his timer while they are doing the exercise. If you are ready to join Coach, gear up for an exciting game of Spin the Wheel! To learn more about the benefits of exercise, check out the Food and Fitness Field Day eLearning Kit© on Learntobehealthy.org.

Delivery Method:
Instructor-led
Small groups
Individual

Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to:
1. List benefits of regular physical activity, including how it keeps the body healthy.
2. Demonstrate five different physical activities.

Educational Standards:
Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state’s standards:
www.learntobehealthy.org/parents-teachers/educational-materials/state-standards/

This is an independent student activity testing knowledge learned regarding nutrition and physical activity.  Students will maneuver through the Food & Fitness track and field to answer multiple-choice questions.

Delivery Method:
Individual

Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to:
1. Complete the Posttest.

Educational Standards:
Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state’s standards:
www.learntobehealthy.org/parents-teachers/educational-materials/state-standards/

Say Cheese! Students will explore interesting facts about cheese during this activity. They will link to three different websites to find answers to the questions found on the Dairy Council WebQuest. After finding the facts, students will fill in the correct answer to each of the questions by typing or writing on the worksheet provided.

Delivery Method:
Individual

Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to:
1. Identify characteristics of cheese.
2. Describe how cheese is processed.
3. Identify ways cheese can boost one’s calcium.

Educational Standards:
Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state’s standards:
www.learntobehealthy.org/parents-teachers/educational-materials/state-standards/

Get out your taste buds. In this group taste testing activity students will be given the opportunity to sample different types of cheese in various forms, identifying similarities and differences. They’ll be sure to discover what their personal favorites are during this group activity.

Delivery Method:
Instructor-led

Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to:
1. Differentiate between Swiss, provolone and mozzarella cheese by taste testing these cheeses in different forms.
2. Determine if cheese served in various forms tastes different.

Educational Standards:
Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state’s standards:
www.learntobehealthy.org/parents-teachers/educational-materials/state-standards/

Get out your thinking caps – it’s game time! Test your knowledge of dairy and calcium with Sheriff TexTooth’s lady friend Miss Sparklenshine, his horse Paste, Simon, and the Sugar Gang, in this tic-tac-toe style game of Dairy Squares.

Delivery Method:
Instructor-led
Small groups
Individual

Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to:
1. Identify characteristics of cheese.
2. Identify ways cheese can boost one’s calcium.
3. Determine which foods are found in the dairy group.
4. Identify health benefits of dairy products.
5. Recall that 3 daily servings of dairy are recommended.
6. Recall sources and benefits of calcium.

Educational Standards:
Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state’s standards:
www.learntobehealthy.org/parents-teachers/educational-materials/state-standards/

*This eLearning Kit was supported by Grant Number H75/CCH324855-01 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Middle School: Grades 7-9

Fuel Your Performance eLearning Kit©

The human body is an amazing machine that, if properly maintained, will go a long way. This kit of 10 activities puts 7th - 9th grade teens in the driver's seat to help them find out just how important nutrition and physical activity are to keep their bodies performing their best.

High School: Grades 10-12

What's Your Balance? eLearning Kit©

Finding time for school, work, family and friends may seem like a juggling act for most teens, but finding balance doesn’t have to be. This kit of 10 activities empowers teens with the knowledge to incorporate a healthy diet and regular activity into their schedules making it a reality. Students in grades 10-12 learn the importance of nutrition and physical activity to boost their overall wellness.

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