The health-related choices students learn to make when they’re young can have a lasting impact on their lifetime well-being, happiness, and academic success. EVERFI’s Healthier Me is an innovative, games-based middle school health curriculum that gives students the tools to make healthy, informed decisions when it comes to health and nutrition.
This alignment results from the ALEX Health/PE COS Resource Alignment Summit.
This resource explores the topic of physical wellness and how to maintain an active, balanced lifestyle. The six-part video series includes balance in the world around them, and how kids can start thinking about keeping a balanced diet and incorporating exercises in their lives. This particular video goes shopping with the chef Won Kim as he dishes on selecting affordable ingredients that can come together to make a complete, healthy meal.
The goal of this learning activity is to help your students expand their knowledge of physical activity beyond sports and help them identify non-competitive things they can do to improve their personal fitness levels or increase their activity levels such as walking the dog or taking out the trash.
Don’t let the cold prevent you from staying fit. Instead, take advantage of all that winter offers. This article offers tips on how to stay active and healthy during the cold, dreary winter months.
In this classroom resource from PBS LearningMedia, students watch a video about getting and keeping fit in a non-judgemental way. When Arthur doesn't fit into his costume for the play, he's shocked to learn that he's become "husky-sized." Now he's serious about getting in shape. Will he turn to an all-protein diet? Eat only herbs and berries? Or will he try something really radical... like exercise?! This is a free resource. This resource also includes links to additional activities to use with the video.
Serving Up MyPlate is a collection of classroom materials that helps elementary school teachers integrate nutrition education into Math, Science, English Language Arts, and Health. This yummy curriculum introduces the importance of eating from all five food groups using the MyPlate icon and a variety of hands-on activities. Students also learn the importance of physical activity in staying healthy.