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 pleasant mood and an unpleasant mood look like using body language and their faces. 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 tryouts.
Motivate Your Mood
Explain mood: Feelings and emotions put you in a mood and your mood influences your choices. You can decide to motivate mood 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 nutritious food choices.
Time: 20 Minutes
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.Start Lesson
Help kids think more carefully about responsible decision-making. Introduce the idea of making a choice because it's good for your body and brain.Start Lesson
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.Start Lesson
Help kids understand that self-awareness can help them to make healthy choices.Start Lesson
Show kids how making healthy choices can cause a chain reaction of feeling good and making more healthy choices.Start Lesson
Help kids identify and learn how feelings and emotions determine a mood.Start Lesson