Show kids how making healthy choices can cause a chain reaction of feeling good and making more healthy choices.
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 healthy choice—the fit choice! Print and display the fit Posters to support healthy decision-making involving recharge, mood, food, and move.
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.
Follow along with the slideshow as you continue the lesson.
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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?
Watch the slideshow and notice the healthy choices the kids make. Are they the same or different from healthy choices your students make?
Learning Self-Management Skills
Highlight each kids' decision to manage their moods and make fit choices on the slideshow. Next, students match fit choices with slideshow photos. A correct answer is one they can justify. Reinforce students’ use of the terms recharge, mood, food, and move.
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.
Download the Make a fit Choice printable for students to draw and/or write about their fit choices.
Practice thinking about and making fit choices! Try out the fitMarathon printable or create your own fit fortune with the fit Fortune Teller. Download Using fit at Home to help families discover how they can make healthy choices too!
Time: 20 Minutes
We make choices all day long. Let’s help kids identify times during the day when they make choices and practice giving reasons why they made certain choices.Start Lesson
Help kids think more carefully about responsible decision-making. Introduce the idea of making a choice because it's good for your body and brain.Start Lesson
Help kids understand that self-awareness can help them to make healthy choices.Start Lesson
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.Start Lesson
Teach kids to think about making healthy choices and the importance of doing so.Start Lesson
Taking time to think about choices is important, we call this a fit-check.Start Lesson