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Eat Well Towers

Authored by EcoRise and Representaciones e Inteligencia Sustentable

90 minutes
Two 45-minute sessions
Primary subjects: 
Environmental Education, Science
Grade: 
3, 4
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In the first session of this lesson, students explore research-based information about healthy foods and food groups and how to create healthy meals. They learn that food quality, food variety, and portion size are important considerations for making healthy eating choices and that staying physically active is also a key part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. In the second session, students have an opportunity to demonstrate what they’ve learned and hone their understanding by participating in a fun block-stacking game. This lesson provides a great opportunity to involve students’ families and/or the community; the Extend tab offers several suggestions for lengthening the reach of these important concepts.

Key objectives for students
Recognize the importance of making healthy food choices.
Explain the importance of variety, quality, and portion size when choosing what to eat.
Describe how eating a balanced diet includes selecting from the different food groups.
Explain how staying active impacts overall health and helps us maintain a healthy weight.
Demonstrate the ability to make healthy food choices.
Secondary subjects
Art, Career Technical Education (CTE), Foreign Languages, Health and Nutrition, Music, Reading or Language Arts, Social Studies
Topics
nutrition, junk food, Balanced eating, saturated fat, trans fat, refined, processed, packaged
Skills
Collaboration, Communication skills, Critical Thinking, Systems thinking
Values
Curiosity, Empathy, Mindfulness, Optimism
Methods
Brain-Based Learning, Multi-Disciplinary, Multiple Intelligences, Real-World Application, Technology Integration
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