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Nutrition & Fitness

Experience the importance of regular physical activity and eating healthy to keep your body healthy. The cross-curricular activities below are sure to engage your students and help them make healthy lifestyle choices.

  • What's Your Balance? Pretest

    This is an independent activity testing your knowledge of nutrition and physical activity. You will work your way through multiple choice and true/false questions to complete the Pretest assessment.

    Delivery Methods:
    • Instructor-Led
    • Individual

    Educational Standards: Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state standards: View EdGate Standards

  • Portion Distortion: Eating for Life!

    How much is too much when it comes to food? In this activity, you will discover the true meaning of serving sizes. Eating a healthy diet is not too difficult once you learn what a true serving size is. Many people may think a serving size is the amount of food dished up on their plate. But these are often the super sized meals we are bombarded with at today’s restaurants. They seem like a good value, but they are not a good value to our health. Get ready to learn how to keep your body as healthy as possible – by eating for life!

    Delivery Methods:
    • Instructor-Led
    • Individual
    • Individual Pairs

    Educational Standards: Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state standards: View EdGate Standards

  • Track That

    Turn on the tunes and get on track to a healthy lifestyle. In this interactive activity, you will track your daily nutrition, physical activity and overall mood in their very own Health Log.

    Delivery Methods:
    • Individual

    Educational Standards: Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state standards: View EdGate Standards

  • Extreme Makeover: Body Edition

    Get ready for an extreme esteem makeover for you. In this animated activity, Emily and Jaden, your teen guides, will help you explore the influence of the media, peers and family on shaping what we consider to be an “ideal” body. They will challenge you to reevaluate expectations you have for your body based on the realities of genetics and normal maturation. You will hear how you can overcome society’s influence to have the “ideal body”, instead striving to live a healthier life by taking care of your body and mind.

    Delivery Methods:
    • Instructor-Led
    • Individual
    • Small Groups

    Educational Standards: Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state standards: View EdGate Standards

  • The Fitastic Body WebQuest

    There are many ways to lose weight, but some methods are unhealthy and appeal to those who are looking for a quick fix, such as fad diets and weight loss pills. In this activity, you will work to dispel myths related to diet and exercise, in search of healthy way to plan an exercise program. You will answer questions related to fad diets and the F.I.T. T. Principle, and will create your own fitness plan based on the four components of the F.I.T.T. principle.

    Delivery Methods:
    • Individual

    Educational Standards: Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state standards: View EdGate Standards

  • Virtual Body Explorer

    The human body is a powerful machine and, if properly maintained, will go a long way before it breaks down. In this animated activity, Ted will guide you through a tour of a virtual body to teach you how lifestyle choices affect the health of your organs. You will be presented with a scenario in each organ and will have to complete a challenge in order to move on. Enjoy your tour of the virtual body!

    Delivery Methods:
    • Individual
    • Small Groups
    • Partner

    Educational Standards: Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state standards: View EdGate Standards

  • Envision Me In 20

    In this activity, you will be investigating the impact of today’s health choices for tomorrow. You will interview someone at least twenty years their senior regarding personal health choices over the past 20 years. You will then personally answer a series of additional questions, some requiring research, by reflecting inward and evaluating the impact of their health choices today.

    Delivery Methods:
    • Individual

    Educational Standards: Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state standards: View EdGate Standards

  • What's Your Deal?

    This Jeopardy-style review game puts you to the challenge by reviewing all of the concepts covered in the What’s Your Balance? eLearning Kit©. Teen guide Jason will introduce the game and all three contestants to the you before you begin playing.

    Delivery Methods:
    • Instructor-Led
    • Small Groups

    Educational Standards: Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state standards: View EdGate Standards

  • Keep It Moving

    Teen’s lives are often so busy with school, a part-time job, hanging out with friends, responsibilities at home and the list goes on and on. With such busy schedules, it can be difficult to find time to exercise. Keep it Moving encourages you to get moving! With teen host Michelle’s guidance, and stick figure animations to demonstrate the exercises, you will be engaged in exercise in this interactive activity. Remember, exercising isn’t just for the gym; it can be done almost anywhere and anytime.

    Delivery Methods:
    • Instructor-Led
    • Individual
    • Small Groups

    Educational Standards: Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state standards: View EdGate Standards

  • Posttest

    This is an independent activity testing your knowledge of nutrition and physical activity. You will work your way through multiple choice and true/false questions to complete the Posttest assessment.

    Delivery Methods:
    • Instructor-Led
    • Individual

    Educational Standards: Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state standards: View EdGate Standards

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