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!
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?).
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Noticing Types of Healthy ChoicesHow many parts does a square have? How many legs does a dog have? What about a car, how many wheels does a racecar have?
Explain that fit has four parts:
Recharge your energy.
Motivate your mood.
Think your food.
Move your body.
Check for understanding: What are the four parts of fit?
Identifying ChoicesStudents write or draw a choice for each part of fit.
Time: 20 Minutes