Lesson Plan

Staying Healthy

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The third lesson in the Building Confidence module focuses on healthy habits. Middle schoolers engage in activities that underscore the need for a healthy diet, daily exercise, and a good night's sleep. They create customized food and exercise plans and keep track of their progress on an Action Plan worksheet.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Enlarge and color-print the MyPlate graphic and post it in the classroom
  • Ask class members that practice yoga or tai chi to model some of the exercises or forms
  • Ask participants to share the MyPlate graphic with their families and plan meals together
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires a copy of the "Getting Ahead" activity sheet, as well as individual copies of the "MyPlate" and "My action Plan" sheets for each participant
  • Third of six lessons in the Building Confidence module
  • The My Action Plan worksheet encourages participants to plan and schedule their exercise breaks
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