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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.

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 Method:
Instructor-led
Individual

Learning Objectives:
The 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/

Get ready for a journey into the digestive system to investigate how food travels through our body, giving us the nutrients and energy our body needs. So what really happens to the slice of pizza once it is swallowed anyway? In this activity, Simon and Sarah engage students as they explore the digestion process in Simon’s digestive system. Students will then put the pieces of the digestive system together in an online interactive activity.

Delivery Method:
Individual
Pairs

Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to:
1. State the importance of food as fuel for the body.
2. Identify organs of the digestive system and their function.

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 help Red Riding Hood feed a well-balanced meal to the hungry Wolf? In this interactive activity, students will learn all about the five food groups and the importance of eating a variety of foods every day. Students will view six video segments featuring Red Riding Hood and the Well-Fed Wolf. They will then select foods from each of the food groups to help Red before preparing Wolf’s meal.

Delivery Method:
Instructor-led

Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to:
1. Identify the five food groups on MyPlate.
2. Place foods and beverages in their correct food group on MyPlate.

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 Systems Detective! Students are lead by Hailey (Herman’s sister) the amazing body systems detective in an investigation on how their body works with all five systems to keep us healthy and give us motion. The animated five-part activity focuses on the skeletal, muscular, circulatory, digestive and respiratory systems. Once they complete all five body systems, they continue onto a bonus round called Get FITT which focuses on the benefits of regular physical activity.

Delivery Method:
Individual
Large groups
Small groups

Lesson Objectives:
The students will be able to:
1. Identify and know the location of the circulatory, respiratory, skeletal, digestive and muscular systems.
2. Describe the benefits of regular physical activity.
3. List four types of physical activity.
4. Define the FITT principle.

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

Why not a little food and fun to teach students about staying healthy? In this MyPlate activity, students will find out why it is important to eat a variety of foods from all of the food groups and get at least one hour of physical activity every day to stay healthy.

Delivery Method:
Small groups
Individual

Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to:
1. Identify and label the five food groups on MyPlate.
2. Draw foods from each of the five food groups.
3. List five examples 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/

It’s time for lunch! Are your students hungry? Let’s find out what they would like to eat by heading to Susie’s Café. In this interactive activity, students with hear about GO, SLOW and WHOA foods from Simon and Herman the Food Analyzer. Students are challenged to select the healthiest lunch choices from Susie’s Café. Once they make their lunch selections, Herman will use his analyzer skills and analyze their food/drink choice as a GO, SLOW or WHOA selection.

Delivery Method:
Individual
Pairs

Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to:
1. State the importance of eating a variety of healthy foods.
2. Define fat, sugar and calories.
3. Identify GO, SLOW and WHOA foods based on fat, sugar and calories.

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

Food is the fuel that makes our body go go go! Students will discover just that in this classroom experiment designed to demonstrate how food provides nutrients and energy that our body needs – similar to the way batteries supply power to a flashlight. When discussing nutrition as a source of energy, use this visual demonstration to explain the need to eat healthy foods on a daily basis.

Delivery Method:
Small groups

Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to:
1. State the importance of food as fuel for the body.

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 Nutrient Control. In this animated activity, students will join Simon as he explores several exciting missions with the Nutrient Superheroes. Simon will guide the students in this exploration and introduce them to the Nutrient Superheroes as he reveals each of their super powers. Students will then identify the correct Nutrient Superhero needed to solve the nutrient mysteries.

Delivery Method:
Instructor-led

Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to:
1. Identify and state the role of six nutrients in the body.
2. Determine which nutrients play a role in the scenarios provided.
3. Verbalize sources of nutrients.

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 for his team and wants your students to join him in a game of Coach Says (his version of “Simon Says”). In this game, Coach will challenge students to get physically active indoors – but only if Coach Says so. Play for as long as you’d like, but remember the goal is for the students to get up and get active. And don’t forget to have fun doing it!

Delivery Method:
Instructor-led

Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to:
1. List benefits of regular physical activity, including how it keeps the body healthy.
2. Demonstrate ways to get active indoors through a game of Simon Says.
3. Recall ways to stay safe when exercising.

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/

Get ready to fuel up with some food, fitness and fun during this interactive board game called Fueling Up. Students will take their favorite character around the game board to answer questions and keep their body moving with lots of activity.

Delivery Method:
Individual
Instructor-led

Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to:
1. Recall information related to nutrition, physical activity and the five food groups by playing the review game Fueling Up.

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 interactive activity, Simon engages students to get up and to be active. Simon will have students hopping like frogs, pedaling as if they are in a bike race, running as if they are in a marathon and much more! 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 Simon times them. Join Simon and get ready to Spin the Wheel! To learn more about the benefits of exercise, check out the Fueling Your Special Body 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/

Simon and our health educator Clarence will guide students as they learn about nutrition and keeping the body healthy 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 Kindergarten and 1st graders to make healthy choices. To learn more about the benefits of making healthy food choices and keeping the body healthy, try our other activities in the Fueling My Special Body eLearning Kit© on LearntobeHealthy.org. (Video running time 12:29)

Delivery Method:
Instructor-led
Small groups

Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to:
1. State the function of heart, lungs and stomach.
2. Identify the importance of physical activity.
3. State the importance of eating healthy 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/

Simon and our health educator Vicki will guide students as they learn 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 2nd and 3rd graders to make healthy food choices. To learn more about nutrition and keeping the body healthy, try our other activities in the Fueling My Special Body eLearning Kit© on LearntobeHealthy.org. (Video running time 16:56)

Delivery Method:
Instructor-led
Small groups

Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to:
1. Recognize the function of the digestive system.
2. Identify nutrients found in foods.
3. Place foods in the correct food groups.
4. Explain the importance of eating a variety of healthy 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/

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 Method:
Instructor-led
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/

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!

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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