Help empower kids to make good choices with a positive mindset.
The lessons in this unit present the four parts of fit—recharge, mood, food, and move—and how they connect and support a healthy lifestyle. Students will learn that having a fit mindset is about having enough energy and the motivation to make healthy nutrition and physical activity choices. Encourage healthy choices throughout the day by downloading the Healthy Choice Posters and the ABCs of a Healthy Me for your classroom or hallway!
Ask children to show you what a good mood and a bad mood look like using body language and their face. Then have them turn and talk to a partner to define the word mood. Explain that there are many ways to define mood. With fit, mood is defined as the feelings and emotions that influence your choices throughout the day. Your mood is your motivation, and it changes throughout the day.
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William and Jami's Bad News
The slideshow presents a story about how William and Jami react to not getting selected for the swim team. William pouts and says, "Swimming is stupid," then grabs a bottle of soda. Jami decides to calm down by taking some deep breaths, then asks William if he wants to practice with her and try again at the next try outs.
Motivate Your Mood
Explain mood: Feelings put you in a mood, and your mood is either “I will” (make a fit choice), or “I won’t” (make a fit choice).
Explain that often times, you can motivate an “I won’t” mood to "I will" and make a fit choice.
Check for understanding: How do you motivate an "I won't" mood?
Check Your Mood
Students turn and talk about a time when they felt disappointed. Next, they name a fit choice or identify an adult they can go to for help to make a fit choice.
Today we learned that we can decide to motivate an "I won't" mood and make a fit choice when we feel disappointed. Next we will learn how to think about fit food choices.
Time: 20 Minutes