Healthy Classrooms, Healthy Schools K-2 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 8 units with age-appropriate concepts using general MyPlate messages, teacher-led activities with art and drawing-focused activities. The following topics are covered:
• Proper hand washing
• 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
Includes: 30 student folders, CD with Microsoft Word files for support materials, poster, 60 perforated snack cards, 8 unit lesson books for educators, and foldable magazine file for easy storage.