Focus Question: Why is it important to practice healthy living habits and advocate for healthy living practices in a community?
Approximately ten hours of 20-30 minute sessions
Students advocate for and educate others about healthy choices. They may hold a healthy food fair or create informational posters; write poetry that uses creativity and humor to teach about healthy habits; plan an event for which they bring in a variety of healthy breads for a taste-testing event and include public service announcements to encourage others to eat healthy. They may want to do a skit or demonstrate how to make healthy snacks. They may challenge people through a walk-a-thon or a pledge to eat better or exercise more regularly.
In Lesson Two, have students complete Handout 8: Healthy Foods! to assess their understanding of the food groups. For younger students, do the worksheet together, reading the questions and responses aloud with them.
Dietary recommendations for children: www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/Dietary-Recommendations-for-Healthy-Children_UCM_303886_Article.jsp
USDA MyPlate website: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/index.html
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