Grade 2 Lesson 1: Celebrate Health
|Total Time: 25 minutes||*Students will walk around the perimeter of the classroom during the game.|
- Be introduced to the Celebrate Health program.
- Identify healthy eating and physical activity as important health behaviors and as factors that contribute to energy balance.
- Distinguish between GO foods and WHOA foods.
Story and Discussion
Purpose: Be introduced to the Celebrate Health program. Identify healthy eating and physical activity as important health behaviors and as factors that contribute to energy balance.
- Using the following dialogue box, introduce the Celebrate Health program.
- Read the Story: A Good Balance, leaving the illustration (Transparency A) on view, if possible.
- After reading the story, ask the following questions to review GO and WHOA foods.
NOTE: "Soft drink" is used in the CATCH Program. If participants call this type of beverage "soda," "pop," or "soda pop," you may want to do one of the following: (1) point out that "soft drink" refers to the same type of beverage; (2) substitute the word they use for "soft drink" throughout the lesson.
- Ask the following questions about energy balance and physical activity.
Purpose: To distinguish between GO foods and WHOA foods.
- Students are going to play a game in which they walk around the perimeter of the classroom and respond to GO and WHOA foods you announce.
- Use the following dialogue box to explain the game.
Direct students to their starting points, leaving space between each student. In approximately ten-second intervals, call out the foods from the lists that follow, mixing up GO foods and WHOA foods. After calling out the first few foods, also periodically direct students to change their walking style by telling them to do one of the following:
- take baby steps
- take giant steps
- swing their arms while walking
- walk as if they were on thin ice about to break
|GO Foods||WHOA Foods|
|Baked fish||Potato chips|
|Brown rice||Sugary cereal|
|Corn tortillas||Chocolate cake|
|Baked chicken||Soft drink (soda)|
|Plain low-fat milk|
|Plain low-fat yogurt|
|Pinto beans cooked without fat or salt|
- Tell students that during the Celebrate Health program they will play games, hear stories, and make and eat a snack. Tell them that in the next lesson they are going to learn about one of the things that can make foods unhealthy.
- Ask students to name the two things Zig Zagulous discovered he could do to be healthy. (Eat more GO foods than WHOA foods; do GO activities) Encourage them to do these things every day—or as often as they can.
- Tell students to think of advice they could give Zig Zagulous so he will eat more GO foods than WHOA foods. As time allows, have several students name specific ideas. (Possible answers: Eat cake only on special occasions. Eat chips with a sandwich only sometimes. Eat cookies for a snack every once in a while, but eat a piece of fruit for a snack most of the time.)
Texas TEKS Standards for this Lesson
Health: 1.B, 1.C, 1.D