Daniel and Miss Elaina try new food -- with mixed results! Help kids understand that being able to try new food is an important skill to learn.
In this episode of Happy Healthy Kids, Miss Kelsey introduces kids to the five food groups. Eating a balanced diet makes us feel good about ourselves so we can spread kindness to others. This video can be played during a lesson on healthy food choices.
Mr. Eagle is sad about the health of the people in the village. Mr. Eagle describes how hard work and physical activity used to be a way of life, making people strong and healthy, but now many people are sick with diabetes because of their new lifestyles. Rain That Dances learns how to prevent diabetes by eating healthy traditional foods and being more active, like his ancestors. This video can be played when teaching a lesson on healthy food choices.
This video segment from IdahoPTV's Science Trek demonstrates the path food takes in our body in order for us to absorb nutrients. The functions of the 6 nutrients of protein, carbohydrates, fat, vitamins, minerals and water are described with examples of each nutrient. This video can be played when teaching a lesson on nutrition and healthy foods.
Katerina discovers that she really likes bell peppers! She even tries carrots, but doesn't like them. Teach kids to understand that trying foods is important. After they have tried a new food, they can decide if they like it or not.
This activity will help physical education teachers teach health education while keeping the students moving. It reinforces animal movements, works on muscular strength and endurance, and teaches nutrition.
This alignment results from the ALEX Health/PE COS Resource Alignment Summit.
This free video resource from PBS LearningMedia teaches students about healthy food choices. This stop motion animation shows what a healthy meal should look like based on the USDA My Plate model. Narrated by a young child who wants to fill her plate with dinner rolls and an adult who explains why that is not a balanced meal, A Healthy Plate provides an easy-to-follow visual that breaks down portion sizes for grains, fruits, vegetables, protein, and dairy.
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 interactive student workbook is filled with 19 activities that explore Discover MyPlate lesson topics and is connected to education standards for literacy, letter-sound correspondence, counting, sequencing, classifying objects, identifying healthy behaviors, and more. The answer key is located in the Discover MyPlate Teacher’s Guide. A STAR Chart for evaluating and measuring student understanding and a Discover MyPlate Certificate is also provided.
This is a free classroom resource from PBS LearningMedia. Students watch a video to learn how to cut their sugar intake.
This is a sorting activity from PBS LearningMedia. Students identify healthy snacks and junk foods in this sorting activity. Students will collect and cut images from magazines, newspapers, and grocery flyers and sort them into three categories: green (foods high in protein, fiber, and other nutrients), yellow (foods with moderate levels of fats, sugar, or refined carbohydrates), and red (junk food). The students will associate each color with the colors of a traffic light - green for go, yellow for slow, and red for stop. Foods in the green category can be eaten in an unlimited amount, foods in the yellow category can be eaten sometimes, and foods in the red category should be eaten only once in a while.