Here's How Healthy Choices Lead to More Healthy Choices | Sanford Fit

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! Print and display the fit Posters to support healthy decision-making involving recharge, mood, food, and move.

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.

Follow along with the slideshow as you continue the lesson.

To use this with your students click here.

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 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.

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.

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 or create your own fit fortune with the fit Fortune Teller.

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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