A Healthy You

This A Healthy You unit also includes:

Go beyond counting calories with a healthy eating unit that focuses on reading nutritional labels, making healthy choices, and incorporating fitness into daily life. After four lessons about the different ways kids can improve their nutritional input, they create a poster and a t-shirt promoting a healthy lifestyle.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use in a health class to augment your unit on healthy eating, or in a language arts class to work on informational reading
  • Lead your class in a discussion about their typical eating habits, include how frequently they go to fast food restaurants
  • Have kids examine the food options at their own school, and analyze whether the school offers enough healthy options for them
Classroom Considerations

  • Though the lesson is designed for English learners or kids from low income families, you could apply the principles and exercises to any class population
Pros

  • Encourages kids to think critically about their own eating and exercise choices
  • Includes parts of the lesson that access online journaling resources (links and screenshots included)
  • Unit culminates into a fun and interactive project for kids to demonstrate what they have learned
Cons

  • None
Common Core