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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.

  • Pretest

    This is an independent student activity testing students’ knowledge of nutrition and physical activity. Students will maneuver through the screens to answer multiple-choice and true/false questions.

    Delivery Methods:
    • Individual
    • Instructor-Led

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

  • Food Label Frenzy

    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 Methods:
    • Instructor-Led
    • Individual
    • Small Groups

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

  • Simon's Daily Deal

    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 Methods:
    • Individual

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

  • What's Your Activity? Webquest

    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 Methods:
    • Individual

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

  • Body Explorer Champions

    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 Methods:
    • Individual

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

  • Activenture

    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 Methods:
    • Instructor-Led
    • Individual
    • Individual Pairs

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

  • Case Studies - Focus on Fitness

    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 Methods:
    • Instructor-Led
    • Individual

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

  • Track That

    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 Methods:
    • Individual

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

  • Body Edition

    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 Methods:
    • Instructor-Led
    • Individual
    • Small Groups

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

  • What's the Question?

    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 Methods:
    • Instructor-Led
    • Small Groups

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

  • Simon Squares

    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 Methods:
    • Individual Pairs
    • Small Groups

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

  • Interactive Video - Fitness

    Join Coach and our health educator Marguerite as they teach students about the benefits of physical fitness at the 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 Methods:
    • Instructor-Led
    • Small Groups

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

  • Interactive Video - Nutrition

    Join Zelda and our health educator Clarence as they teach students about nutrition at the 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. (Video running time 13:19)

    DISCLAIMER: To continue to provide our members with the most current and valid health information possible, the LearntobeHealthy team has updated our nutrition education materials to reflect the new food icon, MyPlate.

    In some instances you may still find references to MyPyramid, as both MyPyramid and MyPlate are illustrations that are based on the same food groups and recommendations about what and how much to eat. Please visit ChooseMyPlate.gov for more information.

    Delivery Methods:
    • Instructor-Led
    • Small Groups

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

  • Spin the Wheel

    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!

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

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

  • Dairy Council Webquest

    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 Methods:
    • Individual

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

  • Dairy Council Cheese Please

    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 Methods:
    • Instructor-Led

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

  • Dairy Council Dairy Squares

    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 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 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 Methods:
    • Individual

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

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