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. fit helps children become aware 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 kid's 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.

Activate

Practicing Self-Management Skills

Discuss fit choices that kids can make at different times throughout the day.

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-Express feelings in a healthy way
  • Standard 4: Interpersonal Communication 
  • Standard 5: Decision-Making

Social and Emotional Learning Competencies

  • Self-Awareness
  • Responsible Decision-Making

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fit-Check Poster

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Do the fit Thing

This song has a bouncy beat and teaches kids about how to "do the fit thing" by making good choices, like drinking water and eating healthy foods.

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