Author: Grace Hollander
Overbrook Elementary School
Grade Level: Kindergarten
“Think Before You Eat!” is a primer of activities to encourage kindergarten students to learn about how nutrition and increasing daily exercise will impact positively on overall health and well-being. This unit is designed in response to the overwhelming obesity rates, reduction in activity levels and the paucity of fruit and vegetable intake that currently besets young children. The research illustrates that childhood obesity is on the rise and that this is coupled with a decrease in exercise, both throughout the US and abroad. The notion of health literacy may benefit students and parents as they increase self- awareness when considering what they eat and how much daily exercise they take on a daily basis.
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