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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.

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Fueling My Special Body

  • Pretest

    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 Methods:
    • Instructor-Led
    • Individual

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

  • Digestion Journey

    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 Methods:
    • Individual Pairs

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

  • Well-Fed Wolf

    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 Methods:
    • Instructor-Led

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

  • Body Systems Detective

    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 Methods:
    • Individual
    • Small Groups
    • Large Groups

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

  • My Plate: Food and Fun

    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 Methods:
    • Individual
    • Small Groups

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

  • Susie’s Café

    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 Methods:
    • Individual Pairs

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

  • Food As Fuel Lab

    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 Methods:
    • Small Groups

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

  • Nutrient Superheroes

    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 Methods:
    • Instructor-Led

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

  • Coach Says

    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 Methods:
    • Instructor-Led

    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

  • Fueling Up

    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 Methods:
    • Instructor-Led
    • Individual

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

  • Animated Activity - Spin The Wheel

    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 Methods:
    • Instructor-Led
    • Individual
    • Small Groups

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

  • Nutrition Video K-1

    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 Methods:
    • Instructor-Led
    • Small Groups

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

  • Nutrition Video 2-3

    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 Methods:
    • Instructor-Led
    • 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 students’ knowledge of nutrition and physical activity. Students will maneuver through the screens to answer multiple-choice and true/false questions.

    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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