fitClub Session 9 Welcome | Sanford Fit

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Session 9 Welcome

These fitClub lessons and activities help kids build healthy decision-making habits that benefit their minds and bodies and encourage them to learn more.

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Activity Purpose

Talk with kids about how being part of fitClub is a fun way to build lifelong decision-making skills that benefit their health and well-being.

Objectives

  • Recall the purpose, guidelines, and expectations of fitClub.
  • Recognize the key concepts of fit:
    •  fit has four parts: recharge, mood, food, and move. 
    • Recharge and mood are influencers of your food and move choices throughout the day.
    • Food choices fuel your body and your brain.
    • Move is physical activity. Moving boosts your body and your brain.

Preparation

  • Prepare snacks prior to session. Have a music player and all session materials and resources ready.
  • Talk Time: Gather kids to the center of the activity space to sit and stretch. Be sure they are a safe distance (arm’s length) apart.
  • Activity: Have hand sanitizer and garbage bags ready for snack clean up.
  • Wrap Up: Kids sit in a circle.

Talk Time

Introduction

Welcome back to fitClub!

Q: Who can remind our group of what we did at our last session?
A: If kids only talk about the games they played, guide them to recall that they are learning that fit is NOT just about eating right and exercising; it's about making many kinds of healthy choices throughout your day. Additional key ideas: 

  • fit has 4 parts: recharge, mood, food, and move.
  • Your energy (recharge) and your motivation (mood) influence your choices.
  • Food is about making healthy food and beverage choices to fuel your body and brain.
  • Move is about making the choice to move your body. Moving strengthens your body and lights up your brain!

Q: Who wants to share some of the fit choices they made since our last session?  
A: Recognize students for their healthy choices with comments that also recognize the parts of fit. Instead of responding with simply "good job," give encouraging responses, for example:

  • "Wow, your energy is great since you are getting enough sleep."
  • "Your body is getting a lot of great nutrition from your food choices."
  • "I can tell you are really thinking about your feelings and emotions."
  • "You remembered that being fit is about having enough energy and the motivation to make healthy nutrition and physical activity choices."

Throughout this session we are going to do activities that will help us learn more about the connection between move and the other parts of fit.

Do The Activity

Activity Instructions

Snack and Attendance

  • Hand out snacks and beverages to allow kids to fuel up for fitClub.
  • Allow time for the kids to eat snacks while taking attendance. 

Wrap Up

Reflections

Q: How have you used the healthy decision-making skills you are learning in fitClub in ways that make you proud of yourself?
A: Answers will vary, but should include examples of  healthy choices involving recharge, mood, food, and move. When replying to responses, remind kids that the purpose of fitClub is to learn how to make healthy choices.

Time: 10 Minutes

What You'll Need

Resources

Materials
  • Attendance Sheet
  • Name Tags
  • Snacks
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Napkins and Garbage Bag
  • Water
  • Music
  • Timer

Helpful Tips
  • If your group’s energy is high, start with an activity and place snack time later in the session. 


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