Making healthy choices happens throughout our day. Teach kids to recognize these moments.
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:
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!
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Have Kids Think About Healthy ChoicesRead 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.
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?
How to Remind Kids to Make Healthy ChoicesStudents create a poster using the fit-Check Poster to show the times and places they can do a fit-check.
Time: 20 Minutes