Identify healthy food choices.
This classroom resource is a lesson plan for teaching students about healthy eating. The lesson begins with an activity in which students consider two plates of food: one composed of healthy choices and one composed of less healthy choices. Students then learn about the importance of nutrition, watch a video about healthy eating habits, and discuss the role of fruits and vegetables in a healthy diet. Next, students investigate snacks and learn about the difference between "every day" and "sometimes" foods. They watch a video about how to choose healthy snacks and then participate in an activity that challenges them to make healthy choices while preparing a plate of food for a friend. Finally, students learn about where to find both "every day" and "sometimes" foods.
This alignment results from the ALEX Health/PE COS Resource Alignment Summit.
Identify healthy practices and behaviors to maintain and improve personal health.
Describe behaviors that enhance physical and mental health.
Discuss the consequences of possible choices when making a health decision.
Compare unhealthy and healthy eating patterns, including eating in moderation.
Draw conclusions about the relationship between healthy behaviors and personal health.