Healthy Classrooms, Healthy Schools 3-5 Curriculum equips teachers with the tools they need to transform their classroom, and ultimately their school into environments that allow students to readily learn and practice healthy eating and physical activity habits that will lead to a healthier lifestyle.
Lesson components include an objective and overview, supplies needed, background information for educators, at least one activity and ways to extend the learning, family letters, two healthy recipe ideas to reinforce the learning, a parent snack request, a school-wide announcement, and a Fit Bits™ activity to provide a physical activity break with a nutrition-themed message.
The program supports the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)’s Coordinated School Health model and consists of 10 units. It incorporates age-appropriate concepts including media literacy and role modeling. It incorporates MyPlate for Kids, uses small group activities, and English Language Arts activities. The topics covered build upon those learned in Healthy Classrooms, Healthy Schools K-2 Curriculum and include:
• Importance of fruits and vegetables
• Identifying healthy snacks
• Importance of physical activity
• Food groups represented in school lunch
• Identifying non-food rewards
• Healthy parties and show-and-tell with parents and school personnel
• Identifying healthy role models and being a healthy role model to others
• MyPlate for Kids
Includes: 30 student folders, CD with Microsoft Word files for support materials, poster, 10 unit lesson books for educators, and foldable magazine file for easy storage.