Show kids how making healthy choices can cause a chain reaction of feeling good and making more healthy 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!
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.
Follow along with the slideshow as you continue the lesson.
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Awareness of Mood InfluencersAsk students to recall their recharge and mood choices from the previous day. Do they recognize how recharge and mood influenced their choices?
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.
Practicing Self-Management SkillsDiscuss 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.
Time: 20 Minutes
Social and Emotional Learning Competencies