Position kids to make better choices by teaching them about the benefits of resting, having a positive mindset, eating healthy foods, and engaging in physical activity.
First and foremost, fit is about choices. Each day a child, no matter their age, makes many choices that impact their health and well-being. The lessons in this unit build awareness of the many moments each day when they can make a choice, then empowers them to make the best choice—the fit choice! Print and display the fit Posters to support healthy decision-making involving recharge, mood, food, and move.
Give a few examples of choices students might make after school and ask students to give a thumbs-up or thumbs-down about whether the choice is good for the body and brain (e.g., Apple or candy bar? Brownies or celery with peanut butter? Computer games or hide-and-seek?).
Follow along with the slideshow as you continue the lesson.
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Noticing Types of Healthy Choices
How many sides does a square have? How many legs does a dog have? What about a car, how many wheels does a racecar have?
Just like fit, they all have four parts.
Explain that fit has four parts:
Check for understanding: What are the four parts of fit?
Take time throughout the day to name examples of the different types of fit choices you observe kids making. Pay special attention to modeling positive self-talk and calling out examples of recharging energy. Download the ABCs of a Healthy Me poster pack or healthy choice ideas involving recharge, mood, food, and move. Get ready to think about what kinds of things influence the choices we make.
Time: 20 Minutes