Encourage kids to be fit by teaching them how to self-assess and make fit choices.
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!
Have kids turn and talk to act out the four parts of fit. Display the words that make up fit—Recharge, Mood, Food, and Move— then have kids make up moves to go with each word.
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Do a fit-Check
Present the slideshow. Ask students to show their energy level by sitting, standing, or standing with their arms in the air.
Next, ask students to demonstrate their mood by showing a thumbs up or a thumbs down. Does anyone need to motivate their mood?
Review what it means to have a fit mindset: Being fit is about having enough energy (recharge) and the motivation (mood) to make healthy nutrition and physical activity choices.
Remind students that they make many recharge, mood, food, and move choices throughout the day...and one fit choice leads to more fit choices! Tell students that they can do a fit-check to help themselves make fit choices.
Check for understanding: What fit choice will you make today?
Pick a time for students to do a fit-check during the school day.
Download Do a fit-Check for students to record their energy level, their mood, and the choices they make.
Challenge students to decide a time when they will do a fit-check at home.
Get families involved! Download or share the link to the Family Fun Jar Kit in your classroom newsletter and inspire healthy activities at home.
Time: 30 Minutes
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