Healthy Eating Fuels Healthy Habits

Kids learn which food choices pack the most nutrition as a way to learn about healthy eating. They also learn to use a stoplight as a healthy choice tool.

Kids Outside Playing Game Green Background - Sanford fit Club Session 4


Kids will learn that food is fuel for their body and brain. Learning to use a stoplight as a tool will help kids think about their food to make nutritious choices. Kids will learn to check their recharge and mood before making snack choices.

Session Supply List

  • Attendance Sheet
  • Name Tags
  • Markers or Pencils
  • Snacks
  • Water
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Napkins and Garbage Bag
  • Blank Paper
  • Colored Paper
  • Cones or Place Markers
  • Tape
  • Timer
  • Music
  • Mesh Vests

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Session Time: 50 Minutes

Kids listening to an adult giving them exercise tips

Activity 1: Session 4 Welcome

fitClub is helping kids learn how to make healthy lifestyle choices about recharge, mood, food, and physical activity designed to promote positive lifelong habits.

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Group of kids writing ideas on paper

Activity 2: Food Brainstorm Race

Teach kids that food is fuel for their bodies and brains. This activity gets kids practicing making nutritious food choices to give them healthy habits.

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Kids running and playing outside

Activity 3: Mood Freeze Tag

Help kids pay attention to hunger cues and recognize that their feelings, emotions, and moods influence all kinds of choices, including what they want to eat.

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Kids doing exercises in gym

Activity 4: Food Scramble

Kids use a green, yellow, and red stoplight as a tool to help them choose foods and beverages that give them the most nutrition and energy to move and play.

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Group of kids playing a game on a grassy field

Activity 5: Stoplight

Kids learn how to use a green, yellow, and red stoplight as a tool to help them classify different foods and beverages according to their nutritional value.

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Group of kids doing mindful breathing while sitting with legs crossed

Activity 6: Stretch and Discuss Nutritious Foods

Kids practice mindful breathing and stretching during this activity. Next, they learn healthy eating tips about making nutritious food and beverage choices.

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