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Title: Staying Healthy


Summary

This project enables students to develop a healthy life style to keep their mind and body performing at their best.


Description

A project that enables students to develop a healthy life style by adapting good eating habits and exercise to help keep their mind and body performing at their best. Students will learn what a healthy diet is and explore relationship between diet and health. They will examine their eating habits to determine if they are getting the right foods to stay healthy. It is important for them to learn that a healthy body is not just about being fit for which food and exercise is a part, they need to develop a healthy mental and spiritual attitude for their physical well being.

Students will also share and discuss the types of foods associated with their culture, traditions, and celebrations that feature foods and food rituals that help them learn about cultures and groups.

Through different class activities, students will be able to learn about different food groups and their dietary choices. They will learn about MyPlate concept for balanced eating and compare it with their food choice. This will give them awareness how a balanced meal is helpful to maintain balance weight and prevent a number of diseases like heart disease, some cancers, osteoporosis and diabetes.

Students examine not only the importance of a healthy body but also healthy eating.

A healthy body is not just about being fit - in reality it is a combination of many factors, of which exercise is a small part. A healthy body is achieved not only with physical well being but also with a healthy mental and spiritual attitude. The way to good health and a healthy body is directly related to what is put into that body and how it is treated. Eating well is an essential part of being healthy, and can help us perform well and feel our best.


Facilitators

  • iEARN Pk, Pakistan
  • Alema Nasim, Pakistan

Languages

English

Student Age Levels

5-11 (Primary), 12-14 (Middle), 15-18 (Secondary)

Dates

Aug 15 2020 - Jun 30 2021

Possible classroom activities

POSSIBLE CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES

1.     Calculate Calories
Students will find food labels of different food items at home and read the information it gives. This will help them figure out if the food they are eating is healthy or not. They will use online tool to calculate calories e.g. Food Calorie Calculator 

2.     Understanding MyPlate concept
Students will understand MyPlate concept for balanced and healthy eating for good health. Students will learn about portion size and analyse their current eating habits that will help them make healthier choices. They can use free web resources/tools to understand MyPlate concept e.g. ChooseMyPlate 

3.     Create Class Cookbook and Share
Each student will post recipe of a favourite food that is healthy and part of a well-balanced diet. This resipe will be shared on forum. Students can use Social Media tools like Flipgrid or any other tool for video discussions and share their favourite foods and recipes.

4.     Cultural Exchange- Sharing Food and Culture
Students will use free software tools to create to compile the recipes into a class cookbook. This book will be shared with the global partners to learn about cultural history and importance of that food in that culture.


Expected outcomes

A global cook book of healthy food recipes with cultural history and importance of that food.


Group contributions to others and/or the planet:

Develop an understanding of healthy eating, and healthy life leading to healthy planet.

SDG#3 - Good Health & Wellbeing


Curriculum area

Social Studies, Health, History, Interdisciplinary, International Studies/Global Issues, Science