Lesson

Times for Kids to Do a fit-Check

Making healthy choices happens throughout our day. Teach kids to recognize these moments.

Objectives

  • Identify times and places throughout the day to do a fit-check.

Lesson Plan

Being fit is not just about what you eat or drink or how you move. Being fit is about having enough energy and motivation to make healthy nutrition and physical activity choices. Four key factors of well-being help you to be fit:

  • Mood: Motivate Your Mood
  • Food: Think Your Food
  • Recharge: Recharge Your Energy
  • Move: Move Your Body

The lessons in this unit help students connect the four parts of fit with everyday choices by teaching them how to do a fit-check. A fit-check is a tool for the moments when a child needs to make a choice. Your students will learn to be mindful and stop to think about their energy and mood before making a choice—then decide the best choice, the fit choice! Print and display the fit Wellness Posters to help them be mindful of healthy choices they can make throughout the day.

Set The Stage

Have kids turn to a partner and discuss what doing a fit-check means to them.

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Captivate

Have Kids Think About Healthy Choices

Read slides aloud. If it describes a time and place that a student has done a fit-check, they are to stand. If not, they stay seated.

Explain that all of slides show times and places when children make food, move, or recharge choices, so they are all times and places for a fit-check! 

Educate

Teach Kids to Make Healthy Choices

Ask students to talk about times in their day when they make food choices. What about move and recharge choices? Anytime students make a recharge, food, or move choice is a great time for them to do a fit-check and make a healthy choice.

Check for understanding: When will you choose to do a fit-check?

Activate

How to Remind Kids to Make Healthy Choices

Students create a poster using the fit-Check Poster to show the times and places they can do a fit-check.

Close the Lesson

We have learned that our energy (recharge) and mood influence all kinds of choices. We have also learned how we can do a fit-check to get ready to make a healthy decision. How will you use your poster to encourage others to do a fit-check too?

Grade: 3-5

Time: 20 Minutes

What You'll Need

Resources

Materials
  • Markers
  • Slideshow
  • Poster Board or White Board

Health Education Standards

  • Standard 1: Core Concepts - Use self-control and impulse-control strategies to promote health. 
  • Standard 2: Analyze Influences 
  • Standard 4: Interpersonal Communication 
  • Standard 5: Decision-Making

 

Social and Emotional Learning Competencies

  • Self-Awareness
  • Self-Management
  • Responsible Decision-Making

Extend the Lesson

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fit Posters

This free fit poster series is perfect in any setting and will inspire children to make healthy choices! Encourage children to find their favorite ways to "Motivate Your Mood," "Recharge Your Energy," "Think Your Food," and "Move Your Body!"

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What is a fit-Check?

Read a story about two characters. One takes the time to do a fit-check and the other does not. See the differences in their outcomes.

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