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Healthy Habits

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Basic cleanliness, oral hygiene, exercising, eating healthy foods, and acknowledging your feelings and emotions are some of the necessities in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Exposing children to healthy habits at an early age allows...
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Social & Emotional Learning in High School: Self-Awareness

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
21st-century learners face an array of challenges. This collection is designed to help students develop the social and emotional self-awareness skills and healthy habits they need to make responsible decisions now and in the future. The...
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Recipes - Pre K - 1st Grade

For Students Pre-K - 1st
More time inside means more opportunities to make some fun recipes with your kids! Gain a healthy lifestyle and a lifetime of memories.
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Health and Fitness at the Children's Museum of Houston

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Designed as pre-and-post activities for a field trip to the Children's Museum of Houston, these 10 activities (and a few videos too!) are easily adapted to any classroom. The lessons can be paired with a class fitness plan or unit. Pick...
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Social & Emotional Learning in Elementary School: Self-Management

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Instill the importance of self-motivation with a collection of 16 resources. Curated are a variety of units, lesson plans, graphic organizers, handouts, printables, and activities designed to encourage kindergarteners through fifth...
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Anatomy - PreK - 1st Grade

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Anatomy starts at the microscopic level with cells, which are the basic units of living things. Cells combine to make tissues, tissues combine to make organs, and organs combine to make organ systems.
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Nutrition - PreK - 1st

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Whether it's about the food groups or how food is grown, children can have fun while learning about nutrition. 
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From Child to Adult

For Teachers 8th
There's no question that the middle schoolers in your class are going through a myriad of transitions. Adolescence brings changes in self esteem, relationships, anatomy, and emotions. Additionally, they will face additional challenges...
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Teaching Children with Autism—Content Area Resources

For Teachers K - 12th
Browse a collection designed to meet the needs of scholars with autism in kindergarten through 12th grade. Here, you'll find a variety of resources—lesson plans, printables, activities, worksheets, and an app—spanning a range of content...
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Sanitation

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
Many diseases and conditions can be prevented or controlled through appropriate personal hygiene and by frequently washing parts of the body and hair with soap and clean, running water (if available). Good body washing practices can...
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In Sync Personal Development: Year 8

For Teachers 8th Standards
It’s not easy being a teen. The 10 resources in the In Sync Personal Development unit module help eighth-graders navigate the complex nature of teenage relationships, to help them make mature choices, manage peer pressure and other...
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In Sync Personal Development: Year 9

For Teachers 9th Standards
Change is inevitable—learning how to manage those changes is the focus of the 10 lessons In Sync Personal Development unit module designed for high school freshmen. Scholars develop behaviors and strategies for identifying and expressing...
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In Sync Personal Development: Year 10

For Teachers 10th Standards
The 10 lessons in the In Sync Personal Development unit module encourage high school sophomores to take personal responsibility for the changes in their lives and develop tactics to deal with these changes. Individuals set goals and...
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The Science of Food

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Alchemy in the kitchen? A nine-resource collection explains the science behind the food chain. Videos and support materials cover everything from yummy things like cheese, to chocolate, to sourdough bread, from science topics like...
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Food Sustainability Unit

For Teachers 4th
Lesson Plans for the week long unit about food sustainability. This unit talks about the different aspects of food and how it relates to sustainability. Day one considers the importance of a healthy diet and how malnutrition and over...
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Making Active, Healthy Lifestyle Choices

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
What does the term "lifestyle" mean? What constitutes an active lifestyle? What constitutes a healthy lifestyle? The main ideas in this lesson focus on what an active healthy lifestyle looks like. There are questions for discussion, and...
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Healthy Living Skills Rubrics

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Do the kids in your class respect the needs and limits of their bodies? Use a rubric about healthy choices to assess learners' knowledge about their bodies, skills and habits, and attitudes and values. 
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Healthy Habits

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Through discussion and role-play, youngsters learn how to take care of their health. Stuffed toys become "patients" which are cared for by children and taught healthy habits. Having some medical props such as stethoscopes, tongue...
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Making Active, Healthy Lifestyle Choices

For Teachers K - 2nd
Making wise lifestyle choices means making decisions that will positively impact overall health. Help young learners identify active, healthy choices with a collage project in which they cut out pictures from magazines depicting healthy...
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Healthy Choices: A Positive Approach to Healthy Living

For Students 5th - 9th
Inform your class about nutrition labels with this worksheet. This resrouce includes a sample food label with information in the margins and 2 questions that relate to food labels. This tool helps class members learn how to read food...
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Healthy Living Lesson Project

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Individuals each select a healthy habit to explain and demonstrate with the rest of the class. They are assigned a partner to evaluate and videotape them, but they will create their own class presentation. The document includes a peer...
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Jump Rope for a Healthy Heart

For Teachers 4th
Have your fourth graders jump rope to be heart healthy. This instructional activity has learners engage in a variety of jump roping activities to practice healthy habits. They also discuss cardiovascular fitness and the benefits of good...
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An Active, Healthy Lifestyle is ...

For Students 3rd - 8th
This is a two part worksheet. The first part consists of eight questions about healthy lifestyle choices. These can be answered out loud, or by using the thumbs up/down method as the teacher reads aloud. It can also be printed out and...
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Here's To Your Healthy Heart!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the primary controllable and uncontrollable factors that put one at greater risk for developing heart disease. Through discussion, research, physical tests, and questionnaires they determine whether or not they are at...
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Healthy Heart

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Students examine the functions of the heart and ways to maintain a healthy heart.  In this human body science lesson plan, students listen to Magic School Bus Inside the Human Heart, and diagram the human heart and blood flow.  Students...
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Healthy Habits

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students examine the importance of establishing healthy habits. They discuss and define the word "habit," develop a class list of healthy and bad habits, and draw a picture of themselves performing a healthy habit on a blank paper apple...
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Heart Health: Awareness and Research for Women

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners explore basic heart anatomy, review basic definition of heart disease, research different tests used to diagnose heart disease and heart attacks, discuss what constitutes a "healthy heart" lifestyle, and incorporate it into...
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Healthy Heart Night

For Teachers K - 5th
The idea of having a Healthy Heart Night at your school is a fabulous thought. Here are a few ideas that detail was done at one elementary school. It would take a lot of organizing to make it happen, but seems well worth the effort. This...
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Healthy Lifestyles

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students navigate MS Publisher to create a publication about a healthy lifestyle.  In this healthy lifestyle lesson, students participate in activities to learn to eat right, to be fit and to create a publication based on what they...
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How Can I Take Care of My Health?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Life is all about choices, and a healthy life tends to involve a lot of healthy choices. Guide teenagers toward a life full of nutritious food, regular exercise, and responsible decisions with a series of lessons on healthy habits for...
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Create a Healthy Calendar

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Health nuts create a month-long calendar presenting health-themed pictures, tips, or facts in each day's box. Rather than just a project, you could raise the required number of health facts and use this as a unique assessment of...
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Coca-Cola Ad

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Have your class members consider how their lifestyle choices may differ from those of their grandparents when they were younger. After brainstorming and discussing differences in lifestyle, pupils watch a Coca-Cola advertisement that...
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Energy Balance - Lesson Unit 1

For Students K - 4th
There are four separate pages in this packet: What is energy balance, there is only one you, help Ira decide, and making healthy choices can be fun. The first one has a diagram of an old time scale. There is a box hanging from each side,...
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A Healthy Heart is a Happy Heart

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students demonstrate their perception of what it means to have a healthy heart. They comprehend what each individual needs to do in order to ensure health and how to prevent heart disease.
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An Active and Healthy Lifestyle Activity

For Students 4th - 5th
In this healthy lifestyle activity, learners determine whether a set of statements are true, then complete a set of 3 different interview and complete a Venn diagram activity to compare interviews.
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Making Healthy Choices Can Be Fun!

For Students 1st - 6th
In this healthy choices worksheet, students cut out or draw pictures of people making healthy choices. Students have a big space on 1 piece of paper to fill up.
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Do You Live a Healthy Lifestyle?

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders examine and evaluate how active their own lifestyle is by counting how many steps they take on a daily basis. They watch a PowerPoint presentation about healthy lifestyles, record how many steps they take in a day with the...
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How To Build A Healthy Heart

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this how to build a healthy heart worksheet, students write the name of a food on each puzzle piece that would be a wise choice. for a healthy heart.
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Evaluate Heart Health

For Students 4th - 6th
In this heart health instructional activity, students use links provided to complete an activity about the human heart, measuring pulse and graphing results.
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Nutrition in Me!

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders explain the basic healthy eating and physical activity concepts.  In this healthy lifestyles activity, 3rd graders describe two main components of a healthy lifestyle, demonstrate two different types of physical activity,...
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To Your Health

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students read articles on health and read about how storks and other animals are cultural icons in bringing good health. In this health lesson plan, students also list ways to live a healthy lifestyle.
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A Healthy Lifestyle

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students view the PowerPoint presentation to learn the components of a healthy lifestyle. In this healthy lifestyle instructional activity, students view the PowerPoint presentation about a healthy diet, the importance of exercise, and...
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Introduction to Physical & Health Literacy

For Students K - 5th Standards
Support children in living fun, active, and healthy lives with a video on physical and health literacy. Whether its learning basic skills like running, jumping, and throwing, or making healthy choices about the foods they eat, students...
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My Life. My Plan: Women

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed Standards
Nationwide, over 40 percent of pregnancies are unintended. A lesson designed for women of childbearing age asks them to consider their goals and provides information about reproductive health. Learners view a PowerPoint presentation and...
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Michelle Obama: Healthy Habits

For Students Pre-K - K
Michelle Obama and Elmo explore health, such as eating a healthy lunch and reading. This could lead to a discussion of the importance of exercising, eating well, and improving your mind through reading.
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SEL for Educators: Mini Module #6

For Teachers K - Higher Ed
New ReviewKeep stress low by establishing balance and boundaries with Mini Module #5. In this social-emotional learning video, educators discover the ins and outs of final high-leverage practices—understanding the "cost of caring," forming healthy...
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Healthy Living:

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students are able to recognize a wide variety of fruit and have a greater understanding as to the importance of fruit in their diet and that some fruits skin are edible and others are not.
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Benefits of Nutrients

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Explore the nutrients a body needs using this resource. Learners discuss the importance of the relationships between proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and water. It's a great way to have your class talk about the healthy...
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Healthy Choices

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders discover how to make healthy choices in nutrition. In this nutrition instructional activity, 5th graders research the daily nutrition requirements recommended by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Students keep a food...
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It's My Body

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Talk about healthy habits using this resource. Learners can explore the importance of a healthy diet, exercise, and the different types of health care professionals. As part of this presentation, they answer hypothetical questions using...
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Snacks and Exercise in Your Family

For Teachers 6th Standards
Take the challenge and teach your class about healthy habits. After telling your own stories about snacking and exercising when you were a kid, aid your learners in coming up with interview questions for an adult, preferably a family...
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Today's Specials

For Teachers 4th - 6th
In this healthy heart nutrition worksheet, students substitute heart-healthy foods for the high cholesterol choices shown. The purpose is to encourage nutritious choices.
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The Circulatory System - Part II

For Teachers 1st
First graders recognize that the heart muscle requires food. Students observe a Venn Diagram to identify foods that are good for them. Students provide one ingredient to make healthy heart soup.
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Change the Beat

For Teachers K
Brainstorm the reasons why a healthy heart is important. Using a diagram, label and locate the heart and discuss its function. Practice finding your heartbeat and describe the effects of physical activity on the heart. Also perform an...
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Kool Kumara Lesson Plans - Healthy Living

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students read graphs as they work with recommended daily intakes of nutrients. In this math and nutrition lesson, students examine Recommended Daily Intake Maps to establish how much of the daily requirement is met by eating on kumara....
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The Health Triangle

For Teachers 6th - 12th
What else does physical health include besides exercise and nutrition? How can I support my mental health? Does social health just refer to relationships with friends? How are all of these questions vital to the body's overall efficiency...
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A Healthy You

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Go beyond counting calories with a healthy eating unit that focuses on reading nutritional labels, making healthy choices, and incorporating fitness into daily life. After four lessons about the different ways kids can improve their...
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Does Your Diet Stack Up?

For Teachers 5th - 10th
An interesting way to learn about dietary requirements, this resource prompts learners to look at what someone in the U.S. eats and compare it to what someone in South America eats. They discuss the social, religious, psychological,...
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Eat Healthy • Be Active Community Workshops

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Recipe makeovers, healthy alternatives, quick tips for a nutritious lifestyle...this 187-page document has it all! Don't miss a thorough packet of workshop activities and handouts designed to support your teaching of the MyPlate...
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Heart 2: Changing Lifestyles and Heart Health

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Young scholars examine and evaluate changes in diet and lifestyle from prehistoric to modern times and how these differences have spurred the development (and better treatment) of heart disease.
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Health (General Wellness)

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders explore their personal health by completing a worksheet.  In this healthy living lesson plan, 7th graders examine the health triangle and research ways to prevent at risk behavior.  Students complete a health survey based...
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Healthy Tag

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students play a game to increase physical activity. In this exercise instructional activity, students identify benefits to a healthy lifestyle and learn a fast-paced game to promote blood flow. Students perform activities found on...
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My Life—My Health

For Students 6th - 8th
Teenagers are not too young to incorporate healthy habits into their lives! A detailed lesson plan helps them set goals for nutritional meals, quality sleep, and scheduled physical activity.
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Making Savvy Consumer Choices

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
It's never too early to learn about grocery budgeting. Middle schoolers delve into the world of consumer math with a instructional activity that focuses on both healthy choices and real-world math applications. Groups work together to...
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Your 4-H Focus on Food Labels

For Students 6th - 8th
Facilitate healthy eating habits with this collection of activities. This worksheet, made for 4-H originally, covers nutrition, health, and fitness. Middle schoolers focus on the life skill of making healthy lifestyle choices. They...
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Healthy Heart

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students discover the power of their heart and provide an opportunity to talk about ways to maintain good health. In this early childhood heart lesson, students diagram a human heart, identify exercises that promote a healthy heart, and...
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Build a Healthy Body

For Teachers 1st
First graders, after discussing what is good for the heart, explore the role of physical activity and healthy food choices in helping the body grow strong. They complete the activity sheet "Build a Healthy Heart." Each student thinks of...
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Mission Nutrition

For Teachers K - 2nd
Learners explore having healthy habits. In this healthy habits lesson, students discover healthy things to eat, how to take care of their teeth, and why it is important to get plenty of rest. Student draw and label pictures and play...
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Packing a Healthy Lunch

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young scholars identify good foods they can eat for a healthier body. They identify healthy habits, view and discuss pictures of harmful products and habits, and cut out magazine pictures of healthy foods to place into a lunch sack.
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Good Health

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students complete a unit with cross-curricular activities to learn about a healthy body and maintaining their health. In this health lesson, students complete 8 lessons to learn about good health, a healthy diet, healthy foods, healthy...
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My Pyramid

For Teachers 1st
First graders explore the Food Pyramid. In this food pyramid lesson students investigate the food groups in the food pyramid. Students discover the importance of exercise in a healthy lifestyle.
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Lesson 1: Living a Healthy Life

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students study a healthy lifestyle. In this factors that affect health and wellness lesson plan, students discover how alcohol can be particularly dangerous for young people to consume. They read articles in the Ask, Listen, Learn...
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Feature Column: Virtual Field Trips

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students discover ways to stay healthy by utilizing Internet education software.  In this computer technology lesson, students investigate Internet programs that simulate a field trip by showing images and video.  Students participate in...
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Lesson 3: Reducing Risk

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students explore a healthy lifestyle. In this cancer prevention lesson, students discuss ways they can take care of their bodies to help reduce their risk of getting cancer. They participate in class discussions and complete a worksheet...
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Food Math

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore healthy habits by completing caloric measurement activities. In this food choice lesson, 4th graders discuss what types of foods give you protein or fat and utilize a food chart to measure caloric intake. Students...
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STDs: You Have to Know

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students learn how to protect themselves from STDs.  In this healthy living lesson, students define the acronyms for various STDs, work in groups to fill out charts on the most common STDs, and learn the five things they need to know...
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Fitness Portfolios

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Using this resource, learners make fitness goals and work to meet them. This is a great way to introduce the idea of goal setting, while focusing on healthy habits. By requiring learners to set their own goals, you are creating habits...
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Promoting an Anti-Smoking Campaign

For Teachers 4th - 5th
While this presentation provides a useful way to explore persuasive writing and launch an anti-smoking campaign, it is incomplete. A teacher could use this resource as a template for a more complete lesson involving a discussion of...
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Making Healthy Choices, Making Healthy Food: PreK-3 Curriculum Support

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd Standards
From examining how much sugar is in foods and looking at fruit and vegetable varieties to making mini rainbow tarts, this unit provides youngsters with a fabulous overview of proper nutrition and eating habits.
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Making Healthy Choices, Making Healthy Food: 4-6 Curriculum Support

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
How much water should we drink every day? How can food preparation be both healthy and satisfying? Check out this great 10-lesson unit which not only covers the body's need for water, but also includes lessons on tasting and storing...
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Ellen Pompeo Is Healthy

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Ellen and Elmo talk about what it means to be healthy. They explain that healthy means to take care of your body. Next, they show several different ways to be healthy. They, eat fruit, brush their teeth, wash their hands, and exercise.
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Life Skills-"Carrots Or Candy?"- Making Healthy Choices

For Students 1st - 4th
In this healthy food choices worksheet, students label and color 4 puzzle pieces to represent the food groups. Then students complete a graphic organizer filling in the food group headings and food items that fit in each category.
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Healthy Choices

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this healthy diet worksheet, learners read a passage about junk food and then complete a chart about their favorite junk foods. Students then color the answer according to their choices with junk food options and answer questions...
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Healthy Lifestyle: Food and Exercise

For Students 5th - 6th
In this healthy lifestyle worksheet, students read the sentences about healthy food choices and fill in the missing words. Students then complete the crossword puzzle about exercise.
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Ropin' in a Healthy Heart

For Teachers 1st
First graders observe and demonstrate a variety of jump roping techniques and discuss activities that are good for their heart. As a whole group, they complete a worksheet that identifies aerobic activities, then observe and demonstrate...
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Why Be Active?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Are there benefits to being physically active? Yes! There are both short-term and long-term benefits! Being physically active doesn't just have strengthen you physically, but also emotionally and socially. Learners find out how to...
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Set Your Mind, Set Your Goals

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Becoming a woman can be overwhelming for girls. An educational resource assists female learners in setting goals for their reproductive choices, physical health, and emotional and mental well-being.
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Optimizing Healthy Eating Habits Flyer

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th
Instill healthy habits in your classroom with a colorful flyer detailing four key areas in which scholars work towards a positive eating lifestyle. 
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Sugar Shocker

For Students K - 8th
A well-balanced meal is crucial to living a healthy lifestyle. Support healthy living with a worksheet that focuses on the amount of sugar we find in our food. The packet begins with an overview, then goes into an activity in which...
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Oral Health Education Resource Kit

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Brushing, flossing, a healthy diet, and personal hygiene are keys to good oral health and the information, the activities, and the experiments included in this packet will go a long way toward encouraging your class members to develop...
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Human Growth and Development

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
A variety of activities spark discussion and encourage creative and critical thinking in a unit designed to inform kindergarten through fifth grade scholars about human growth and development. Each grade level is presented with five...
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Healthy Water Healthy People

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
People and water have something in common. They both need to be healthy. Explore with an engaging interactive what it means to have a healthy body and why having healthy water is also important.
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Safe and Healthy Summer: Grades 6-8

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The pull to sloth can be strong in the summer. The couch and the beach beckon, but the lazy days also provide the opportunity to practice healthy habits. Two activities urge tweens to try something new. First, they research healthy items...
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Hand-Washing Hero

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
What happens when comic writing and hand-washing forces combine? A wealth of fun and creative writing, as well as an introduction to one of the most important healthy habits your youngsters should know, await you in a simple writing prompt.
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How Many Minutes Should I Get?

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed
Thirty minutes of physical activity a day maintains health and keeps chronic disease away! Your class will learn and discuss the number of minutes of physical activity needed every day to maintain good health, as well as the short- and...
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Exploring Physical & Health Literacy

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Help students discover the importance of physical fitness with this health literacy video. Beginning with a comparison of the choices made by two fictional teenagers, this resource continues on to explore the basic physical and thinking...
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Food Labels: Grades 9-12

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Check the label! That's the big idea in a lesson about using the nutrition facts on food labels rather than advertising hype to make healthy choices about what to eat. After reading background articles and learning how to read nutrition...
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Food Labels: Grades 6-8

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
New ReviewWith the help of two activities, scholars discover what's in their favorite foods by reading nutrition labels. Activity one challenges participants to write a letter to a fictional peer about the importance of making healthy choices....
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Step Back and Breathe

For Teachers K - 4th Standards
Create emotional superheroes with a unit equipped with several activities and lessons designed to establish coping skills and practice tools that boost healthy habits. Through discussion, chants, writing, and drawing, scholars learn to...
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Healthy Living Lesson Plan 7 - Yoga and Relaxation

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Yoga can help to relieve stress as well as help learners become more aware of their bodies. They can also work on flexibility, coordination, strength, and balance. There is a link to the entire  lesson which contains descriptions of...
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Couch Potato

For Teachers K - 5th
Show your class that being active is more fun than being a couch potato! A fun tag game teachers learners about making healthy eating choices. Over 125,000 teachers have reviewed this activity, and many have written comments about how...
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Real Life, Your Life: Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students discuss the topic of body image.  In this body image lesson plan, students view a few people's body image thoughts and discuss how to help their people.  Students then write a poster and pretend press release, explaining to...
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Morning Fitness Tips

For Teachers K - 6th
Share Morning Fitness Tips with your class, or your whole school! You will have to put time and effort into preparing your costumes and in getting together what fitness information, you want to share, but the program is a great addition...
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Drugs Can Be Good and Bad

For Students K - 2nd
How can you tell which drugs are helpful, and which drugs are harmful? Use a health learning exercise in your kindergarten class to determine which drugs can make you healthy. They choose from a group of pictures that includes cough...
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Full Esteem Ahead

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Does having higher self esteem encourage learners to take better care of themselves? It absolutely does! Does having high self esteem mean that one likes everything about themselves? No, but that they like most things and can work to...
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Food Fat

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students evaluate snack foods based on calories and fat. In small groups, they use this information to make informed and wise food choices. Students graphically represent the fat in a food by measuring the equivalent of the food fat with...
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Healthy Heart Commitment Card

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Make a commitment to give up one, just one, unhealthy food or drink. Teachers make a commitment for a month, the youngsters make a commitment for two weeks. The youngsters buddy up to support each other. Do this activity in February,...
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Label Language

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Kids use a handy label decoder to better understand what they read on food packages. They analyze the nutrition is a variety of pre-packaged food items by filling out a food label worksheet. A food model kit link and three additional web...
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Good Drugs, Bad Drugs

For Students 3rd - 4th
Add a science experiment on medicine and drugs to your health lesson. After reading a paragraph on the difference between helpful and harmful drugs, kids choose which pictures of bottles they could find at a pharmacy. The last activity...
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Walking on the Path to Better Health

For Teachers Pre-K - Higher Ed
Walk your way to health with this great resource! Walking is a valuable physical activity that can be done frequently and with ease by learners of all ages. "Warm up" by reviewing the benefits of physical activity with your class and...
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Activities for the Heart

For Students K - 3rd
Here's a worksheet from the American Heart Association. There are nine pictures and young learners circle the pictures that show activities that help the heart the most. There are other ideas that can be done with the pictures in the...
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Healthy Happy heart Booklet

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students complete activity pages in a book to demonstrate their understanding of a healthy heart.
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Get Healthy Now

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students share about healthy habits they practice at home. In this adult health lesson, students discuss the benefits of eating healthy foods. They watch a video and share their learning in class.
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Healthy Play

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders participate in an activity in which they explore healthy lifestyles and why it is important to be active.
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Health Fair

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students identify and research the aspects of a healthy lifestyle and create a Health Fair with the information. In this healthy living instructional activity, students research a topic about healthy living. Students then create a health...
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Reading: How to Be Healthy

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this reading for information instructional activity, students read a one page text about healthy living practices. Students then answer 8 multiple choice questions about what they have read.
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Alcohol and Other Drugs

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students take a quiz about substance abuse, then discuss the answers. They read and analyze the top five reasons students give for using alcohol, tobacco and illicit drugs and discuss ways for them to make healthy choices.
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Family Fitness

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Young scholars visit sites that contain information about a variety of health and fitness activities. They analyze the activities according to several criteria, and describe how their particular activity choices can contribute to a...
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Nutrition

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders describe the healthy choices about food. For this nutrition lesson, 7th graders use the food pyramid to help them in making nutritious choices. Students discuss their diet and talk about how it can be improved.
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BMI For Kids - Body Mass Index

For Students K - 5th
Promote healthy lifestyles with an interactive that provides young learners with healthy nutrition and exercise messages. Class members plug their height and weight information into an online body mass index calculator, and hear positive...
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Youth Obesity: Schools Fight Back

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Kids fight obesity by comparing the USDA food intake suggestions to what they personally consume throughout the day. They watch a video, read texts, and explore related vocabulary which they use as they compose an oral presentation. 
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Big News!

For Teachers K - 1st
Students generate a list of healthy lifestyle habits. In this beginning health lesson, students draw and color pictures of story characters eating healthy foods and participating in physical activities after listening to the text in the...
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Happy Feet=Healthy Body

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders discuss the benefits of regular exercise.  In this physical health studies instructional activity, 4th graders create visual demonstrations to track their progress with physical fitness related goals.  Students discuss...
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What Happens to Our Hearts When We Are Active?

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students discover the benefits of a healthy heart through exercise.  In this physical education lesson, students participate in a few physical activities in order to get their hearts beating faster.  Students examine a visual image of an...
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What Does Being Healthy Mean? How Can We Promote Healthy Lifestyles?

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Students examine the main food groups. They examine their lifestyles and examine ways to promote healthier lifestyles in young people in order to present a Healthy Living Week.
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Using the Food Pyramid to Make Healthy Food Choices

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students investigate how to make healthy choices. In this food pyramid lesson, students read about making healthy choices. Students chart the food they eat to see where it is on the pyramid. Students then create a collage of healthy...
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Good Health Habits

For Teachers K
Students examine how they have changed. In this health lesson plan, students use pictures of themselves from babyhood to present to show how they have changed and the teacher relates the importance of healthy habits in growing.
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Anyone for Sugar?

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Learners inquire about how much sugar they consume on a daily basis. For this healthy habits demonstration, students examine how much sugar is in a variety if foods by spooning out teaspoons and placing into a bowl.  Learners discuss...
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Hand Washing and Introduction to Growing Healthy Foods

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students investigate hand washing. In this healthy habits lesson plan, students discover the benefits of hand washing. Students examine the reasons to wash hands to prevent the spread of germs.
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Balance Your Day With Food and Play

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
In this healthy living worksheet, students color a picture of a wild cat who is exercising in the park. Students find the 10 snacks and play things in the picture.
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Maintaining Health

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders explore human health by participating in a food choice activity. In this food pyramid lesson, 2nd graders explore the five basic food groups and discuss which healthy choices would benefit them and which foods they should...
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Power Up To Gear

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
In this healthy living worksheet, students read a recipe for frozen peach ice pops. Students analyze two pictures of Power Panthers and circle the ten differences in the pictures.
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Gymnastics Lesson

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students investigate the importance of having a healthy body by performing gymnastics.  In this physical education lesson, students utilize their flexibility and body strength to perform intense physical gymnastic maneuvers with the help...
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Heart Beating Exercise

For Teachers K
Students examine video clips and websites that explore the heart. They find and take their pulse while at rest and after exercising. They discuss foods which are good and bad for heart health.
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All About the Heart Quiz

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this "All About the Heart" quiz activity, students interactively answer 5 questions about heart health, with the option of printing the quiz.
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Heart Healthy Food Musical Chairs

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students participate in a game of musical chairs that discusses heart health. In this health lesson plan, students walk around a group of chairs and when the music stops they sit down. Some chairs will have index cards with a picture of...
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How Can You Stay Fit?

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students explore personal health by participating in a physical education activity. In this exercises lesson, students discuss their own exercise habits and identify how much is necessary to stay healthy. Students complete a worksheet...
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A Healthy Heart

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders create a spreadsheet using specific data. A speaker comes to discuss the heart, and the difference between anaerobic and aerobic activity. They make posters to encourage a healthy heart lifestyle.
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Essay: The Importance of Physical Education

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Originally designed for a physical education classroom, this lesson plan asks learners to argue for their school to keep their PE class during budget cuts. Whether your school is facing this challenge or not, it does pose a great...
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Your Energy Balance Goal!

For Teachers K - 3rd
This is the last lesson in the series put out by Together Counts on health. This activity has youngsters setting goals to keep their energy balanced by making excellent eating and activity choices. They may need a little help making...
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I Can Balance. You Can Balance.

For Teachers K - 5th
There are many, many reasons why people do not maintain an energy balance. Talk to your young learners about balance, what gets in the way of eating healthy, and things that get in the way of doing physical activity. Some obstacles may...
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Heart Day

For Teachers K - 5th
This is a nice idea to introduce elementary learners to the importance of heart fitness. They will see first hand by doing some dancing how the heart beats differently and discuss which way is better to get the heart in shape. This is an...
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Target Heart Rate

For Students 7th - 10th
This accompanies a lesson on how various activities affect heart rate. Young learners identify resting heart rate and target heart rate. They do some physical activities to measure their heart rates for each of those activities. They...
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Health Triangle Self Assessment

For Students 7th - 12th
Measure health as a triangle, with each side representing different aspects of health: physical, emotional/mental, and social. High schoolers complete a self-assessment of their health in all three areas before scoring their progress and...
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Personal Wellness Inventory

For Students 9th - 12th
How healthy are you really? High schoolers assess the aspects of physical, mental, and social health in their lives before applying them to various templates and discerning the unhealthy habits that they can work on changing.
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Human Body Series - Cardiovascular System - Healthy Heart

For Students Pre-K - 2nd
Simple images of common activities are arrayed for primary learners to evaluate. For each, they determine whether or not the activity will increase one's heart rate. They draw a circle around those that do, a box around those that don't,...
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Keeping Healthy

For Teachers K - 2nd
Review the various ways kids can eat, move, and live to be healthy. They brainstorm lists of exercises, foods, and habits that promote personal health. A good resource to complement a more in-depth lesson.
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Nutrition

For Teachers 6th
Review key aspects of nutrition and healthy eating with this lesson including a Jeopardy-style game. Pupils play a game, write about nutrition, and come up with two questions in this short activity. It could be used as a center activity...
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Menu for an Athlete

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Football, basketball, softball. What do these sports have in common? Athletes. Young scholars learn about and discuss the food pyramind, especially grains, with the thought that they will be planning a pre-competition meal and snack for...
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ESL: Nutrition/Label Reading

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Assist your pupils in making healthy food choices with this activity. First, have them bring in different kinds of food labels, and put a list of key words on the board (list is not included, but can be nutrition or health-related...
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Keeping Up Good Health

For Students K - 2nd
During a discussion on sweating with your little ones, this resource should come in handy. Little learners place a check mark next to an activity pictured on the worksheet that would induce sweating. There are seven pictures to choose...
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Design the Breakfast Menu

For Students 3rd - 9th
Provide this template to your young learners so they can plan out a week's worth of healthy breakfast choices. Not only do they plan breakfast for Monday through Friday, but they also write why they chose their items for each meal. This...
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All About Me: Measuring Height and Weight

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students take personal fitness inventories. In this personal health lesson, students take measurements of their heights and weights. Students record the data, calculate their BMI, and then chart their physical activity.
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Warming Up and Cooking Down

For Teachers 3rd
Exercise and physical fitness are two very important life skills we need to share with our students. Students view warm-up exercises, do warm-up exercises, and then make a list of activities that could be used as a suitable warm-up....
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Heart Rate and Physical Activity

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Study heart rate and how it increases as a direct result of physical activity. Your class measure their heart rate and state several reasons why heart rate increases. Finally, students explain ways to keep their heart healthy.
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Healthy Heart Parent Night

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students use a smoke analysis machine and create a visual display to show risks involved in smoking. In this cigarette smoking lesson plan, students demonstrate how to use a smoke analysis machine and show results in a visual display....
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How Can You Stay Fit?

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students identify ways that cardiovascular fitness is achieved and maintained. In this cardiovascular health activity, students discuss what aerobic exercise is and list various activities which address cardiovascular fitness. Students...
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Get More Sleep

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Help learners identify habits that interfere with sleep and to understand the importance of adequate rest and its impact on not only physical health, but also emotional wellbeing.
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Extension Activity Building a Healthy Classroom Community

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
Workout buddies aren't just for adults! Learners discuss the benefits of 60 minutes of physical activity each day and generate ideas for how they can accomplish this by working toward a goal with friends.
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Foundations of Wellness

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
You may be physically healthy, but what about mentally and emotionally? How is your social health? Kindergartners and first and second graders learn about the importance of maintaining their health in all aspects of their lives with a...
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My Life My Plan

For Students 6th - 8th
Being a teenager is harder today than it's ever been. Guide high schoolers through the last few years before adulthood with a resource that encourages them to reflect on their lives and passions, and to make a healthy plan going forward.
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Smarter Than Smoking Maze

For Students 2nd - 6th
Why start an unhealthy habit when there are so many healthy hobbies to try? Scholars guide Dude—a young boy who chooses to play instead of smoking—through a maze to get him to the basketball court. 
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Applying Physical & Health Literacy

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Raise teenagers' awareness about the importance of living an active life and staying physically fit by using this short health video. Starting with a series of facts about the negative consequences of physical inactivity and unbalanced...
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MyPlate Be a Fit Kid

For Students 2nd - 4th
Encourage scholars to stay fit with 10 activities guaranteed to get them up and moving. The following tips offer indoor and outdoor options that require little to no equipment. 
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Medication Safety Patrol: Trivia Game

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
It trivia time! Small groups work collaboratively to answer questions all about medication safety. Groups earn points with each correct response, and as the ultimate game changer, they wager all or a portion of their points on one final...
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Dude Colouring In

For Students 2nd - 6th
Lots of things are more fun than smoking cigarettes! Scholars color by number to unveil a cool dude that makes smart choices instead of smoking. 
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Graphing a Healthy Lifestyle

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders record the amount of time they spend sleeping, attending school, watching T.V., exercising and doing homework. At the end of the week they graph all of their information and discuss how sleep impacts their learning....
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The Hunt for Healthy Food

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students select appropriate foods for a well-balanced diet. In this hunt for healthy food lesson, students play a game where foods are placed under a cone and they must create a balanced diet in the shortest amount of time.
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Circulatory Circles

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students investigate the circulatory system. In this circulatory system lesson, students complete a WebQuest and explore all the areas of the heart. Students determine the functions of different parts of the circulatory system and...
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How Does Blood Circulate?

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders investigate the path of their blood through their heart and body.  In this heart lesson, 5th graders recognize that blood travels in one direction through arteries and one through veins. Students complete worksheet about...
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Hardy Heart: Kit Instructions

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students describe human anatomy by reading a children's book. In this heart health lesson, students examine illustrations of heart images and several organ related children's stories. Students discuss ways to keep a healthy heart and...
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Pecans - Healthful Living Lesson Plan 2

For Teachers K - 3rd
Learners discuss harvesting pecans. For this healthy habit lesson, students look at ways to pick pecans from the ground without causing back strain. They invent devices to harvest agricultural products. 
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Community Survey and Heart Rate Monitor

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars research about the leading causes of heart disease. In this biology instructional activity, students survey the faculty and staff of their school regarding their heart health. They create a presentation to share their...
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BMI: Body Mass Indicator

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students discover their body weight and composition. In this health instructional activity, students use a body mass indicator to identify their percentage of body fat. Students develop an exercise plan and record progress throughout a...
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Human Body Series - Cardiovascular System

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Pump up your class while studying the cardiovascular system with this pair of activities. In one, learners record heart rates during different actions. In the second, they read kid-friendly heart health articles online and then write a...
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EdTech Tuesdays: Eat & Move-O-Matic

For Teachers 2nd - 12th
Trying to raise awareness about nutrition and making healthy choices, but can't find a resource that engages students? Then you've come to the right place. In this short video, Jennifer and Rich demonstrate an app called the Eat &...
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Identify Healthy Food and Lifestyle Choices

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Poll your scholars about their choices on food they eat, or don't eat, and on maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Topic statements such as "I ate breakfast this morning" start a discussion on what are healthy choices and what are unhealthy...
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Cosmetology: Personal Images

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders discuss personal grooming and identify grooming activities that should be practiced every day, examine how grooming affects other aspects of life, and explore how beliefs about how other look can contribute to...
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Risk Factors, Symptoms, Prevention

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students study the importance of life style choices in keeping good heart health.  In this cardiovascular lesson students complete activities that allow them to better understand risk factors and prevention of getting atherosclerosis.  
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Healthy Snacking for a Healthy Lifestyle

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students discuss healthy snacking and its importance for older adults, list types of snacks eaten daily, identify healthy snacks, review snacking tips, and review healthy snack recipes for ways to make snacks for older adults to enjoy...
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Rethink Your Drink

For Teachers K - 5th
Students discover the sugar content in their favorite drinks. For this healthy beverages lesson, students examine the link between high sugar content and weight gain. Students predict the sugar content in their favorite drinks.
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Picture a Healthy Body

For Teachers K - 1st
Students explore, analyze and recognize the role of physical activity in helping the body grow strong and healthy. They utilize old magazines and newspapers to assist them in finding different pictures of examples of people doing...
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Eating Our Way to a Healthy Body: Classifying Foods

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students examine the major food groups. In this classifying foods lesson, students discover the 5 food groups as they read books and play games. Students then sort foods into the appropriate food groups
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Finders Keepers

For Teachers K - 2nd
In this keeping a healthy mouth worksheet, learners look at 10 pictures and color each one that helps keep their mouth healthy.
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Sleep

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students examine sleeping habits.  In this sleep instructional activity, students examine their sleeping patterns and create a log.  Students illustrate their dreams and create a plan to improve sleep patterns.
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My Favorite Breakfast Foods

For Teachers 1st
First graders consider the importance eating breakfast. In this breakfast foods lesson, 1st graders plan meals, examine a variety of breakfast options, and discuss the food groups. Students taste a variety of foods. Extension activities...
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Best Breakfast Authors

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders write a story. In this breakfast authors activity, 3rd graders write about a breakfast food and why it is a good selection. Students may illustrate stories and share with their peers.
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Healthy Living: Multicultural Awareness and Appreciation Adaptation

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students recognize a globe and distinguish between land and water, as well as recognize different cultures. They become knowledgeable regarding geography and cultural diversity.
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4-H Food Science Activity Page- Life Skill- Healthy Lifestyle Choices

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this 4-H food science worksheet set, student investigate safe food handling procedures, create a recipe to share, identify the types of meats that are found at their local grocery store, and identify five dairy products. They complete...
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Be Your Best

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners explore peer pressure. In this peer pressure lesson, students determine how peer pressure affects choice making. Learners create a list of accomplishments that give them self-confidence. Students examine how peer pressure can...
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California Crops

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore agriculture by researching the native food crops of California. Students define a list of agriculture vocabulary terms and analyze maps of California which explain which foods come from which area. Students write a...
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Cardiac Hill

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Young scholars calculate pulse rates to determine level of exertion. In this human body lesson, students hike up a hill or steep slope and take their pulse. Young scholars observe their breathing and energy level then record data. 
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Jump Rope Routine

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students explore hearth health by participating in an aerobic exercise. In this jump rope lesson, students identify the importance of cardiovascular exercise and how it helps fight heart disease. Students utilize jump ropes in class and...
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Healthy Heart

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students explore how the heart works, examine pictures of a troubled heart, and discuss how to keep the heart healthy.
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Healthy Heart

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders measure resting and active pulse rates and examine animal hearts to see how blood flows through the heart.
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Healthy Collage

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Even though this lesson focuses on germs in a unscientific way, it could be enriched to provide a more complete experience. Learners look at pictures and identify places germs congregate, like on phones, unwashed produce, and garbage...
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Potato Experiment

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Spur a discussion of germs using this instructional activity. Learners conduct an experiment with potatoes to determine how germs are transmitted. They then discuss ways to prevent the spread of germs. The emphasis is on hand washing.
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Shampooing Hair: The Importance of Washing Hair

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Personal hygiene is the focus of this resource. Learners discuss the importance of washing their hair, and the correct techniques for completing this task. This lesson could be used as part of a health unit on hygiene.
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Skill Five: Stay Well

For Teachers 9th - 12th
One of the most important lessons we can learn in life, is the need to prioritize our health. Help your class start thinking about this while they are young by delving into some of the primary ways one can work to achieve optimal health...
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Good Habits Matching

For Students 2nd - 3rd
For this healthy habits worksheet, students read the  first column and match them to the second column to detail several healthy habits.