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Decisions for Health (Levels Green, Red, Blue)


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This health curriculum promotes active exploration of health concepts, character building, and life skills by requiring students to apply what they learn within the context of the real world. A separate textbook is available for grades sic through eight. Nutrition content develops with each grade level. Lessons begin at the sixth grade level, with a focus on nutrients. More complex topics, such as eating disorders and maintaining a healthy body image, are covered in the eight grade. Students engage in guided and independent practice, demonstrations, discussions, role plays, skits , poster projects, and study activities to develop decision-making, media analysis, and communication skills.

What’s inside: Teacher resource guide, student worksheets and study guides, online textbook, chapter resources package, teacher planner, and CD-ROM for students. Free handouts and additional activities are available online.

Activity highlight: Students develop a health behavior contract in which they discuss the reasons they need to change, determine their personal values they possess that will help them meet their goal, create a plan for changing their health behavior, and evaluate their progress.

Nutrition Competencies by the grade:
Grade 6: 1a-c, e, f, h, 2-7
Grade 7: 1a-c, e-g, 2-7
Grade 8: 1a, b, e, f

Language: Resource Guide and student textbook in English with Spanish Handouts available
Number of lesson plans: 11
Amount of time per lesson: 45minutes
Estimated total time for lessons: 8.25 hours

Format: Hard copy
Cost: available for purchase, some handouts available on line

Cafeteria connection: No
After School: Not reviewed

Learning Registry Activity


    Topics and Grades

    Grade: 6 to 8

    Topics: Health & Physical Education

    Resource Pedagogy

    Resource Type/Classification:

    • Reproducibles
    • Reference Materials
    • Student Materials
    • Teacher Materials

    Tool for: Teachers

    Beneficiary: Students