Lesson

fit Choices for Healthy Kids

Help kids think more carefully about making a fit choice.

Objectives

  • Describe being fit as making choices that are good for the body and brain.

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

Ask several students to share choices they made recently, including what time of day they made the choice (e.g., in the morning, during school, at bedtime).

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Captivate

Understanding Choices

Now it’s your students’ turn to make up silly questions that inspire silly answers! Read the slides aloud and have students fill in the blanks to create their own silly questions about choices.

Educate

Responsible Decision-Making

fit choices are the choices you make that are good for your body and brain. Explain that whether it’s eating fruit with breakfast or choosing to get off the couch and move, many choices can be fit choices! Ask learners to share examples of fit choices that they make each day.

Activate

Practicing Making Choices

Students identify a fit snack choice and a fit move choice they will make after school. Invite them to journal, draw, or talk with a classmate about the fit choices they plan to make.

Close the Lesson

Review the healthy-choice ideas kids came up with during the lesson. Explain that it can be hard to make healthy choices in the moment (even for adults!) and that reminders can help. Talk about how every healthy choice a person makes is connected to other healthy choices in their life.

Grade: K-2

Time: 20 Minutes

What You'll Need

Resources

Materials
  • Slideshow
  • Poster Board or White Board
  • Markers

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

Extend the Lesson

Play the fitGame, Would You Rather.

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fit Choices for Healthy Kids

Help kids think more carefully about making a fit choice.

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