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 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

This unit will 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!

Set The Stage

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

To use this with your students click here.

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.

(Trick questions! All of the times and places are 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

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.

Ask students to talk about times in their day when they make food choices. What about move and recharge choices?

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

Today we looked at how we can get ready to make a healthy choice by doing a fit-check. How will you use your poster to encourage others to do a fit-check too?

Grade: K-2

Time: 20 Minutes

What You'll Need

Resources

Materials
  • Markers
  • Slideshow
  • Poster Board or White Board

Health Education Standards

  • Standard 1: Core concepts-Self-control and impulse-control strategies
  • 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

Play the fitGame, Stop and Think.

Related Content

Food, Mood, Move, Recharge

You Can Make fit Choices

Demonstrate a fit choice at home and school.

Start Slideshow
Food, Mood, Move, Recharge

fit-Check Poster

Create a poster to show the times and places you can do a fit-check.

Get Printable
Food, Mood, Move, Recharge

Do the fit Thing

This song has a bouncy beat and teaches kids about how to "do the fit thing" by making good choices, like drinking water and eating healthy foods.

Play Song