Christina Economos,Jessica Collins,Sonya Irish Hauser,Erin Hennessy,David Hudson,Erin M. Boyd Kappelhof,Sandra Klemmer,Claire Kozower
The Healthy Eating and Active Time Club Curriculum by Christina Economos,Jessica Collins,Sonya Irish Hauser,Erin Hennessy,David Hudson,Erin M. Boyd Kappelhof,Sandra Klemmer,Claire Kozower Summary
Early elementary years are perfect for instilling healthy habits in children—and The Healthy Eating and Active Time Club Curriculum: Teaching Children to Live Well offers you the resources and tools you need to instill those healthy habits. The text helps children understand what a healthy diet is and how to stay physically active every day. The children learn how to make healthier nutrition and activity choices, and they discover how healthy eating and regular physical activity keep them feeling their best. The Healthy Eating and Active Time Club Curriculum: Teaching Children to Live Well comes with a web resource that contains two sections. The first section supplies many reproducibles, including activity and food cards, worksheets, separate activity books for grades 1 to 3, and Cool Moves, which are warm-up and cool-down exercises for use in the classroom. This section also offers a chart that details how the curriculum meets Massachusetts state education standards (which have incorporated the common core standards) in English language arts; math; comprehensive health; history and social science; arts; and science, technology, and engineering. The second section of the web resource contains a detailed book called After-School HEAT Club Curriculum. This web book reinforces the print book’s material and contains lessons and activities for after-school programs that extend the classroom learning and bring that learning to life. These activities include art projects, active games, food activities (including using healthy recipes), and ways to educate the entire family about healthy living. The Healthy Eating and Active Time Club: Teaching Children to Live Well and its accompanying resources offer an array of tools for teachers: • Grade-specific activity books on the web resource, allowing you to print out materials that you need for each lesson • Extensions that connect the book’s content to physical education, library, and art • Academic connections that help you incorporate the contents into comprehensive health, math, science and technology, language arts, social studies, and art lessons • Background information that gives you everything you need to know and teach the lessons (including objectives, preparation, materials, and key talking points) • A Go Green section in each lesson that helps you incorporate environmental messages into the lesson, if you so choose The Healthy Eating and Active Time Club: Teaching Children to Live Well is a multifaceted resource that will help you engage students with activities that teach valuable lessons and life skills. Through this resource, students will learn the value of increasing their consumption of fruits, vegetables, low-fat milk, and whole grains; decrease their intake of foods high in saturated fat and sugar; and increase their time in physical activity. They will also learn how to decrease their screen time while discovering how to engage in environmentally friendly practices. The Healthy Eating and Active Time Club: Teaching Children to Live Well is a win–win for you and your students.