Food, Mood, Move, Recharge Unit

Helping Kids Make Healthy Choices

Introduce healthy behaviors as choices we make. When kids have a framework for thinking about healthy choices, it empowers them. 

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Introduction

We make choices all day long, both consciously and automatically. We all make less thoughtful decisions when we feel rushed—especially kids. Learning to make healthy choices about rest, mood, food, and movement now will create habits that will help kids feel great throughout their lives.


Lesson 1: Helping Kids Make Choices

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.

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Lesson 2: fit Choices for Healthy Kids

Help kids think more carefully about making a fit choice.

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Lesson 3: Four Types of Healthy Choices for Kids

Teach kids that resting, having a positive mindset, eating healthy foods, and engaging in physical activity will help them make better choices.

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Lesson 4: What Influences the Choices Kids Make?

Help kids understand that they have a choice about how to react to their feelings and emotions.Teach them that learning about self-awareness and impulse control can positively impact their future choices.

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Lesson 5: 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.

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Introduction

We make choices all day long, both consciously and automatically. We all make less thoughtful decisions when we feel rushed—especially kids. Learning to make healthy choices about rest, mood, food, and movement now will create habits that will help kids feel great throughout their lives.


Lesson 1: Helping Kids Make Choices

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.

Go to Lesson

Lesson 2: fit Choices for Healthy Kids

Help kids think more carefully about responsible decision-making. Introduce the idea of making a choice because it’s good for the body and brain.

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Lesson 3: Four Types of Healthy Choices for Kids

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.

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Lesson 4: What Influences Choices?

Help kids understand that they have a choice about how to react to their feelings and emotions. Teach them that learning about self-awareness and impulse control can positively impact their future choices.

Go to Lesson

Lesson 5: 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.

Go to Lesson