Health & Fitness Series: Grades 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6


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Harcourt’s Health and Fitness series is sequential curriculum, offered in a series of 6 state adopted health textbooks that cover a wide range of health aspects, including nutrition. Supplemental online resources are also available. Topics are introduced through text, pictures, charts, classroom discussions, and presentation materials. Lessons present a variety of nutrition topics, including food safety, food choices, food advertising, and food labels.

What’s inside: Transparencies, assessment guide, activity book, and teaching resources are available for purchase; supplemental online resources are free.

Activity highlight: The supplemental nutrition activity gives students a look at “super veggies”— those that have increased nutrient value (e.g., purple carrots).

Nutrition competencies by grade level:
Grade 1: Not reviewed
Grade 2: 1a–c, e–h; 2–8
Grade 3: 1a–e, g; 2–5, 7, 8
Grade 4: 1a–b, e, g; 3, 5, 6
Grade 5: 1a–c, e–h; 2–3, 6–8
Grade 6: 1a–c, e–h; 5–8

Language: English
Number of lesson plans: 4–13, depending on grade level
Amount of time per lesson: 45–60 minutes, depending on grade level
Estimated total time for lessons: 4–9 hours, depending on grade level

Format: Hard copy; supplemental online resources
Cost: Available for purchase; supplemental online, resources free

Cafeteria connection: No
After school: Yes

Learning Registry Activity


    Topics and Grades

    Grade: 1 to 6

    Topics: Nutrition, Health Education, Health & Physical Education

    Resource Pedagogy

    Resource Type/Classification:

    • Reproducibles
    • Teacher Materials
    • Source Materials
    • Reference Materials
    • Assessments
    • Student Materials

    Tool for: Teachers