ACE Fit offers a number of free tools and calculators to help you determine everything from your body mass index (BMI) to your target heart rate zone, your blood pressure, body fat composition, daily caloric needs, and more. Each of those tools will help you find an exercise program that fits your individual needs and goals, whether that be losing weight or increasing your strength with weight training.
Meet healthy eating goals one at a time! Use the Start Simple with MyPlate app to pick simple daily food goals, see real-time progress, and earn badges along the way. This easy-to-use app can help you make positive changes. Healthy eating can help you achieve a healthier life overall.
This is a learning module that will challenge students to develop juggling skills while learning about MyPlate Nutrition! Included are activity logs and printable documents for goal setting.
Before doing this activity students should have already learned about nutrition, the role of different nutrients in our body, and special dietary concerns (i.e., sugar for diabetics, iron for people who are anemic, protein for athletes, calcium for women, etc.).
The purpose of this activity is for students to see how much their diet differs from the Daily Recommended Intake (DRI).
This activity is designed to show students how difficult it can be to make healthy food choices and to help them understand the nutritional information available for a variety of foods. This activity can be done at the start of a nutrition unit. It was developed after the author realized that many students had no idea how to make good food choices or how to interpret nutritional information. Many students are keen to adopt or maintain a healthy active lifestyle, yet neglect to ensure that they are eating from all the food groups and that they are consuming nutritious food that is beneficial to them.
After this interactive lesson, your students will really understand the concept of calories--and it's fun too! Students will analyze a teenage boy named Joe's unhealthy eating (Every day he is having a Snickers candy bar, pizza, breadsticks, etc.) and then they will help Joe cut food to drop 500 calories a day, thus losing a pound a week.
Instead of bringing your Ss to a grocery store, bring the grocery store to them! This is an interactive grocery store that allows students to select any item and see the nutrition label and ingredients within that product. You can use it to create a grocery store challenge where students have to put together a meal or find healthier options within each category. It allows them to not only have the literacy part of food labels but also challenges them to evaluate the nutritional aspect of each item. This interactive game can be played when teaching a lesson on healthy nutrition.
The MyPlate Plan shows your food group targets – what and how much to eat within your calorie allowance. Your food plan is personalized, based on your age, sex, height, weight, and physical activity level. The MyPlate Plan is also available in Spanish.
This is an interactive webpage allowing students to enter their information with the webpage auto-calculating. Students are then given plans related to the caloric needs of students.
In this activity, students will discuss the importance of pre-game meals and fluids for athletic performance. Athletes and teens need to be aware of what they eat before athletic contests. This activity will provide students with the appropriate and right types of foods to eat prior to an athletic contest.
This alignment results from the ALEX Health/PE COS Resource Alignment Summit.