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It's disturbing to think that one third of children born after the year 2000 will suffer from diabetes and perhaps be the first generation to live shorter lives than their parents! Too many youngsters are not eating properly and are not physically active. It all begins at a young age. Help your class learn about and develop healthy eating habits and become more physically active.
Students examine why food is important and name the parts of the digestive system.  In this investigative lesson students define respiration and draw and label the parts of the respiratory system.
Students examine the strength and resilience of the human heart. They squeeze a tennis ball to demonstrate the strength of the human heart, record and analyze the results on a worksheet, and create a poster of a design of a device to fix the heart when something has gone wrong.
Students explore the significance of a resting and an active heart rate. In this heart lesson students chart data on their pulse and draw a diagram of the heart.
Students collect and analyze data using  percent difference. In this algebra lesson, students relate the concepts of algebra to cardiac physiology.
Students explain the workings and anatomy of the heart and to explore new medical techniques that help people live longer, healthier lives.
Students examine how the heart works and portray being an intern, They work with a cardiologist to discover how doctors trace a patient's symptoms to diagnose the specific condition and choose an appropriate treatment.
Students research the basic concepts of heart health and disease and become an expert in an area as it relates to the heart and circulatory system. They prepare a multimedia presentation of their findings.
An article relaying vital information about health and nutrition are the backbone of this lesson on eating the right foods. A series of activities are used to help upper graders understand the science supporting our understanding of what is and what is not a healthy food. They read, listen, fill in the blanks, and have a discussoin. Note: This lesson may not keep the interest of an upper grader and would probably be better suited for grades 5-8.
Students study what phytochemicals are, how they work and where you can find them. In this food chemicals lesson students complete and activity and study products that contain phytochemicals. 
Students play a game demonstrating five risk factors for heart disease, and Explain how to avoid the development of heart disease. They use various locomotor skills to travel. (i.e. walking, skipping, galloping, hopping, etc.)
Students investigate the outcomes of consuming more citrus fruits and thus increasing the amount of vitamin c. They practice forming a food eating plan for the food pyramid and they copy the recommended servings on card stock paper.
Students explore the nutritional benefits of vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage. They identify ways to prepare and eat the vegetables. Students discover ways to select and store vegetables. They discuss the positive effects of the foods.
Students study the nutritional benefits of squash and pumpkin. They identify the varieties of squash and explore ways to prepare and eat squash and vegetables. They discover how to select and store pumpkins and discuss the positive effects of squash and pumpkin.
Students studying healthy habits for older adults, review the concept of whole grains and whole grain foods. They discuss the benefits of eating whole grain foods and discover tips for reading labels and finding foods that are whole grain.
Students engage in the study of how to eat canned fruits or vegetables on a daily basis as part of a healthy diet. They develop a personal eating plan that includes the consumption of five fruits and vegetables on a daily basis.
Students watch a movie. In this cultures lesson, students read A World Without Black People and then discuss segregation. Students watch the video Partners of the Heart or Something the Lord Made and then reflect on the video in their journals by answering the questions provided.
Learners use the Internet and books to research the respiratory and circulatory systems. They also write a report on different diseases and present to the class.
Explore some of the causes and preventions of heart disease. Young learners play a game of tag in which the taggers role play as risk factors for heart disease. Players who are tagged call out "heart alert" and are saved when someone else exercises with them. A fun way to review heart health and get some exercise!
Young scholars examine the health and social consequences of smoking. Using the internet, they research the three most harmful substances in cigarettes and list two reasons why they should not smoke. They brainstorm a list as a class of words associated with the habit as well.