Lesson Plan

Fitness and Food Choice: Health and Wellness for Sixth Grade

Students will learn about managing their own health and fitness goals through technology and other goals.
Kate-Lynn B.
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My Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
My Subjects English Language Arts, Social Studies, Arts, Health & Wellness

Students will be able to...

- Make informed food choices 

- Evaluate how their current lifestyle could be improved with simple modifications to their current food choices

- Learn about counting steps and mapping runs/walks to encourage increased activity.

Health & Wellness
Grades 6 – 8
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1 Sugar Stacks: Food choice

1. Ask students to think of their favorite candy. Now their favorite non-water beverage. Write it down.

2. Distribute classroom set of laptops.

3. Go to the above website

4. Have students look up the food and drink items they looked up. Encourage them to look at a few other things, too. Spend no more than 10 minutes on this step.

5. Start a class discussion about the following questions: were you surprised about what you found? What was the most surprising thing? How did you feel when you saw the recommended serving size? Do you think anything will change about your favorite treat? How can you make healthier choices?