Lesson

Here's How Healthy Choices Lead to More Healthy Choices

Show kids how making healthy choices can cause a chain reaction of feeling good and making more healthy choices.

Objectives

  • Give examples of how making healthy choices to recharge or improve one’s mood can lead to making more healthy choices.

Lesson Plan

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!

Set The Stage

Share examples of healthy choices you've seen students make at school and ask them to share what types of healthy choices they have made outside of school

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Captivate

Awareness of Mood Influencers

Ask students to recall their recharge and mood choices from the previous day. Do they recognize how recharge and mood influenced their choices?

Read about the healthy choices each of the kids in the slideshow made to learn how they motivated their mood and recharged their energy to make better choices.

Educate

Learning Self-Management Skills

Highlight each kids' decision to manage their moods and make fit choices. Students match fit choices with photos. A correct answer is one they can justify. Reinforce students’ use of the terms recharge, mood, food, and move.

Check for understanding: Talk about the recharge, mood, food, and move choices kids can make.

Activate

Practicing Self-Management Skills

 Discuss fit choices that kids can make at different times throughout the day. Encourage students to identify someone they can talk to if they need assistance.

Option: Download the Make a fit Choice printable for students to draw and/or write about their fit choices.

Close the Lesson

Practice thinking about and making fit choices, try out the fitMarathon printable.

Grade: 3-5

Time: 20 Minutes

Health Education Standards

  • Standard 1: Core Concepts - Engage in activities that are mentally and emotionally healthy.
  • Standard 4: Interpersonal Communication 
  • Standard 5: Decision-Making

 

Social and Emotional Learning Competencies

  • Responsible Decision-Making

Extend the Lesson

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