Lesson Plan

Safe and Healthy Summer: Grades 3-5

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Scholars become familiar with a tool designed to ensure a safe and healthy summer. Following the "5-2-1-Almost None" rule, pupils eat five or more servings of fruits and vegetables, keep screen-time under two hours, be physically active for at least one hour, and limit sugary beverages. A handout explains each component and a quiz tests comprehension. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Invite participants to bring their chart back to you when school resumes, reward completion as you see fit
  • Review the quiz, clear up any confusion, and discuss topics
  • Inspire consistency—direct class members to display the handout at home as a reminder for them and their family
Classroom Considerations
  • Stress the importance of balance in a healthy lifestyle, encourage learners to set goals and not be discouraged if a day does not follow the rule
  • Handouts come in color and black-and-white
  • The extension activity boosts reading skills
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