Teach kids that resting, having a positive mindset, eating healthy foods, and engaging in physical activity will help them make better 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 best choice—the fit choice! Print and display the fit Posters to support healthy decision-making involving recharge, mood, food, and move.
Give a few examples of choices students might have to make after school and ask students to give a thumbs-up or thumbs-down about whether the choice is good for the body and brain (e.g., Apple or candy bar? Brownies or celery with peanut butter? Computer games or hide-and-seek?).
Follow along with the slideshow as you continue the lesson.
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Noticing Types of Healthy Choices
Can you name an object that has four parts?
Explain that fit has four parts:
Check for understanding: What are the four parts of fit?
Take time throughout the day to name examples of the different types of fit choices you observe kids making. Pay special attention to modeling motivating self-talk and calling out examples of recharging energy. Get ready to think about what kinds of things influence the choices we make.
Time: 20 Minutes