Kids practice mindful breathing and stretching during this activity. Next, they learn healthy eating tips about making nutritious food and beverage choices.
Kids quietly recharge with mindful breathing and stretching while they discuss healthy eating tips.
Q: You get home from school and it's two hours until dinner. You are really hungry! Name some nutritious food choices you can make.
A: Answers can vary. Correct responses are a green-light food, water, or milk.
Q: You get home from school and are feeling bored. Is eating a green-light food a nutritious choice?
A: Trick question! Before looking in the cupboard, check your mood. Green-light foods are great when you are hungry, but if you are bored it is better to move or do a relaxing activity.
Check your mood before you grab a snack!
Q: What are some useful things you learned today about the connection between food and the other parts of fit?
A: Answers to include:
Distribute pencils and My fit Thoughts to check for understanding and readiness to make fit choices. This will provide you with information about how well the kids are understanding the fit concepts as well as their learning needs. Remind kids that there are no right or wrong answers. Read the questions aloud:
Thank you for coming today. We had fun learning more about food and the connection to the other parts of fit. Here is your challenge to help you make healthy choices until the next session. (Distribute the Session 4 Challenge for kids to take home.)
Do the fit-Chant!
Leader: Think fit. (Pointer finger pointed at brain.)
Kids: Know your mood! (Pointer finger pointed at brain.)
Leader: Be fit! (Show thumbs up!)
Kids: Make a healthy choice! (Show thumbs up!)
Time: 10 Minutes