Empowering Youth with Nutrition and Physical Activity


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The instructional resource is provided in a handbook designed for use in after-school programs and in classrooms with students from eleven to eighteen years of age. It introduces basic nutrition and physical activity information and provides strategies to incorporate healthy nutrition and physical activity messages into day to-day activities.

What’s inside: A teacher resource guide and student worksheets

Activity highlight: In “My Physical Activity Options,” students assess their physical activity patterns and set a goal of increasing their physical activity to 60 minutes each day.

Nutrition competencies by grade:
Grades 5–6: 1b, f; 2–8
Grades 7–8: 1a, f; 2–8
Grades 9–12: (1b), g; 2–8
(x)= partial addressing of competency

Language: English

Number of lesson plans: 10

Amount of time per lesson: 1 hour

Estimated total time for lessons: 10 hours
Format: Downloadable PDF; online Web-based modules; hard copy
Cost: Free downloadable PDF; free curriculum available to middle schools upon request

Cafeteria connection: No
After school: Yes

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: 6 to 12

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

    Resource Pedagogy

    Resource Type/Classification:

    • Student Materials
    • Reproducibles
    • Teacher Materials

    Tool for: Teachers

    Beneficiary: Students