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Mission: Health activities

1st grade

  • 3-2-1-0 Blast Off Song
    This positive hip-hop song focuses on the importance of healthy eating and regular exercise.
  • Match the Stars
    Match the Stars is a simple memory game that reinforces examples of “Go” and “Whoa” foods. Activity images change each time the game is played.
  • MyPlate Mini-lesson
    Kids explore an interactive MyPlate to learn about each of the five food groups. They also learn about food balance and variety.
  • Balancing Act Activity
    This activity focuses on the importance of getting the right amount to eat based on exercise level. Kids can choose as many as three snacks and three forms of exercise to see if the character’s activity level and nutrition level are in balance.
  • Goal Setting Mini-lesson
    Goal is defined in basic terms: something that you decide to do and then try to do. The complexity in this short Mini-lesson is in establishing a nutrition goal. Students listen to the characters' goals and then formulate their own.

2nd grade

  • MyPlate Mini-lesson
    Kids explore an interactive diagram of MyPlate that provides specific information for each of the five food groups. Next, they apply their knowledge by sorting foods into groups. Variety and balance are talked about in short overviews in which the narrator interacts with program characters.
  • Sugar Mini-lesson
    Kids learn that sugar is an ingredient in many foods and drinks, and that it has different names. The Nutrition Facts label is introduced as a tool they can use to assess their food and drink choices before consuming them. The concepts of serving size, fat and sugar content are discussed.
  • Bubble Blaster Activity
    This identification activity encourages students to "pop the bubbles" containing sugary drinks while saving those that contain healthy drinks.
  • Who Wants to be Healthy
    This activity, modeled on the game show, "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" places students in the role of hopeful contestant. Their knowledge of health topics will get them through the multiple-choice questions and earn them the title of healthiest person in space.

3rd grade

  • 3-2-1-0 Blast Off Song
    This positive hip-hop song focuses on the importance of healthy eating and regular exercise.
  • Restaurants Lesson
    Kids learn what is and isn't healthy about fast food restaurants and are encouraged to ask for nutrition facts the next time they eat away from home. A moving hotspots activity presents an overview of the healthiness of different fast food choices with explanations why. The Mini-lesson also includes strategies on how to eat healthier at fast food restaurants.
  • Grocery Galaxy Activity
    This popular game challenges kids to create and shop for healthy meals and snacks in preparation for a space voyage. The store aisles are packed with healthy and less healthy options from which kids can choose. Zapping foods with laser scanners is fun!

4th – 5th grades

  • Energy Extreme Song
    This positive hip-hop song focuses on the importance of healthy eating and regular exercise.
  • Nutrition Lesson
    Kids learn about nutrients, calories, empty calories and MyPlate. They hone in on nutrients their bodies need every day while completing the printable Nutrition worksheet.

6th – 8th grades

  • 4 UR Health Song
    This positive hip-hop song focuses on the importance of healthy eating and regular exercise.
  • Nutrition Lesson
    This lesson covers the concepts of food processing, making healthy food choices based on the Nutrition Facts Label and MyPlate. Kids complete a worksheet as they work through this lesson.
  • Slingshopping Activity
    This game asks kids to identify foods as healthy or less healthy. A variety of foods are loaded, one at a time, into a slingshot. The student must decide if it's healthy or less healthy and then shoot it into either a shopping cart or trashcan. On each level, the player must get a certain amount of points to fill their health meter before the timer runs to advance to the next round.
  • RU Balanced? Activity
    This activity demonstrates the importance of getting the right amount to eat based on exercise level. Students choose up to three snacks and three forms of exercise to see if the activity level and nutrition level balance. Encourage kids to try different combinations of foods and activities.
  • Body Image Lesson
    Kids watch the lesson that includes information about what body image is, and who and what can affect our body image. There is an emphasis on the media and how the media affects how we think and feel about ourselves. Students complete a worksheet as they work through this lesson.
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