CANFIT Super Manual


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This instructional resource is a 135 page manual that offers 25 physical and nutrition activities, as well as background information focused on health issues of low-income, African-American, Latino, Asian, and Native American students aged ten to fourteen years. It introduces heart disease, diabetes, fat, cholesterol, sodium, physical activity, and body image. It also covers the role of culture in appropriate instruction, especially for those at risk. Strategies for program planning, developing an organizational philosophy and policy, identifying and applying for funding, working with parents and the community, and evaluating programs are included. Later chapters describe interactive lessons and games, as well as additional resources to promote physical activity, nutrition, snacks, and positive body image.

What’s inside: A lesson matrix identifies California Department of Education content standards for English Language Arts, math, physical education, health, and science content standard that are aligned with each activity. The manual also provides reproducible student activity sheets. One activity is available for free download. Also included is background information, handouts, and recipes The guide contains program ideas, tips on evaluation, assessment tools, curriculum standards, and 25 different nutrition and physical activity lesson plans that are contemporary, educational, and fun.

Activity highlight: In “My Snack Options”, students identify the influences on their snack choices, assess their environment to determine the types of snack foods that are available and make plans to make healthy food choices.

Not reviewed yet for nutrition competencies.

Language: English
Number of lesson plans: 25
Amount of time per lesson: 45-60 minutes
Estimated total time for lessons: 20-25 hours

Format: Hard copy
Cost: Available for purchase or on free loan from CASRC

Cafeteria connection: Yes
After School: Yes

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: 5 to 9

    Topics: Physical Activity, Health & Physical Education, Nutrition, Health Education

    Resource Pedagogy

    Resource Type/Classification:

    • Assessments
    • Student Materials
    • Reproducibles
    • Teacher Materials

    Tool for: Teachers

    Beneficiary: Students