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Health Powered Kids™ is a program that provides schools and families fun, easy-to-use information about health and wellness. And, it empowers children and teens to make healthy choices about what to eat, how to stay active and manage stress.

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Lesson Introduction & Overview Fat is an important nutrient, but you only need small amounts each day. It gives you energy and helps your body grow. Healthy Fats, Healthy Choices, Body Grow, Stress Management, Children, Kids, Health And Wellness, Exercise, Fun

All Fats Are Not Created Equal! - Health Powered Kids

Lesson Introduction & Overview Fat is an important nutrient, but you only need small amounts each day. It gives you energy and helps your body grow. Here are some of the important jobs fats do: • Give you energy: During exercise your body uses carbohydrates for fuel for about 20 minutes. After that your body… Read more

Exercise and Your Brain - Health Powered Kids Aerobic Activity, Brisk Walking, Heart And Lungs, Brain Health, Your Brain, Aerobics, Stress Management, Physical Activities, Excercise

Exercise and Your Brain

Lesson Introduction & Overview Recent research has found that exercise, particularly aerobic activity that involves an element of coordination, has benefits for young people that go far beyond fitness. Aerobic activity is any physical activity

The Power of Meditation - Health Powered Kids Meditation For Health, Power Of Meditation, Reduce Stress, Stress Management, Young People, Healthy Choices, Children, Kids, Health And Wellness

The Power of Meditation - Health Powered Kids

Lesson Introduction & Overview This short lesson is aimed at encouraging youth to think positively about meditation and other relaxation activities, and help reduce the stigma around mental health self-care. Activity Let young people know that they will be trying a short meditation today. Meditation is a strategy for reducing stress and promoting mental wellness.… Read more

What We Can Do to Stress Less - Health Powered Kids Stress Less, Stress Management, Read More, Healthy Choices, Health And Wellness, Positivity, Activities, Fun, Kids

What We Can Do to Stress Less - Health Powered Kids

Lesson Introduction & Overview This short lesson is aimed at getting youth to think about their responses to stressful or challenging situations, and to respond positively rather than by adding to the difficulty. Activity 1. Show the What Pizza Wears Gloves video and The Two Arrows Explainer video. 2. Talk briefly about what they noticed… Read more

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Gratitude: Overlooked Blessings - Health Powered Kids

Lesson Introduction & Overview This short lesson is aimed at helping young people develop an attitude of gratitude. Research shows that gratitude helps people be happier and deal with stress better. Activity Talk with the youth about how being grateful for the things in their lives can help increase their happiness and decrease stress. Ask… Read more

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Noticing Walk and Reflection - Health Powered Kids

Lesson Introduction & Overview Young people take a walk and then reflect on what they saw, heard, thought about and felt during the walk. Three year olds are going to have a very different experience of this activity than eight year olds, so adjust your instructions and expectations accordingly. Activity Prepare young people for the… Read more

Learning Mindfulness through Movement - Health Powered Kids Mindfulness Practice, Stress Management, Healthy Choices, Yoga Poses, Health And Wellness, This Or That Questions, Learning, Kids, Young Children

Learning Mindfulness through Movement - Health Powered Kids

Lesson Introduction & Overview Young people begin to learn about mindfulness practice by learning and then moving through a series of yoga poses. Activity Prepare young people for their yoga practice with the follow discussion questions and topics: Do you know what yoga is? Have you done it before? Wait for answers, allow youth to… Read more

 Maximizing the Benefits of Family Mealtime - Health Powered Kids Stress Management, Self Esteem, Healthy Choices, Family Meals, Children, Kids, Health And Wellness, Benefit, Pregnancy

Let’s Talk! Maximizing the Benefits of Family Mealtime - Health Powered Kids

Lesson Introduction & Overview There’s lots of talk in the world of parenting about the importance of connecting as a family at mealtime, with good reason. Research shows that some of the benefits can include: better academic performance higher self-esteem greater sense of resilience lower risk of substance abuse lower risk of teen pregnancy lower… Read more

Gratefuls and Grumbles: Helping Kids Develop an Attitude of Gratitude - Health Powered Kids Attitude Of Gratitude, Stress Management, Healthy Choices, Children, Kids, Health And Wellness, Parenting, Learning, Young Children

Gratefuls and Grumbles: Helping Kids Develop an Attitude of Gratitude - Health Powered Kids

Lesson Introduction & Overview Emerging research shows many powerful benefits of approaching life with an attitude of gratitude. The benefits of being grateful can include mental wellness, school success, generosity, and even physical health. An attitude of gratitude isn’t something that people are born with or not; very young children can begin to learn skills… Read more

Online and On Guard: Is It Cyberbullying? Staying Safe Online, Stress Management, Young People, Healthy Choices, Bullying, Health And Wellness, Shit Happens, Learning, Fun

Online and On Guard: Is It Cyberbullying? - Health Powered Kids

Lesson Overview This lesson explores what it means to stay safe online. It focuses on cyberbullying and helping young people understand what it is, reflect on their experiences of it, and learn ways to prevent it or stop it. Introduction Cyberbullying happens when kids bully each other through electronic technology such as Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram,… Read more

The Concussion Conundrum - Health Powered Kids Hands On Learning, Learning Activities, Brain Injury, Stress Management, Young People, Children, Kids, Health And Wellness, Teen

The Concussion Conundrum - Health Powered Kids

Lesson Overview This lesson helps young people understand the basic concepts of concussions. Youth will discuss brain injuries and complete a KWL chart (already Know, Want to know, what I Learned) to list facts about concussions. A hands-on learning activity gives young people a chance to experience what living with a brain injury may be… Read more

Help kids understand how breakfast provides the energy and nutrients to fuel their bodies and brains! Health Breakfast, Breakfast For Kids, Importance Of Breakfast, Very Hungry Caterpillar, Help Kids, Healthy Choices, Bodies, Health And Wellness, Good Food

Hungry for Breakfast - Health Powered Kids

Help kids understand how breakfast provides the energy and nutrients to fuel their bodies and brains!

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Hacky Sack Challenge - Health Powered Kids

Description Keep it up and moving – hands free! Pass out one hacky sack (often called a footbag) to each student. Explain and demonstrate the basic concept of using their feet, legs and head to keep the bag off of the floor. Hands are only used to start the movement of the hacky sack, but… Read more

 Common household items such as a deck a cards or tennis ball can help you and your kids easily recognize the appropriate size of certain foods? Get your portions under control with tips from Health Powered Kids "Portion Distortion" lesson. Low Calorie Recipes, Diabetic Recipes, Kid Recipes, Cooking With Kids, Cooking Tips, Food Tips, Portion Distortion, Healthy Options, Healthy Meals

Portion Distortion

Did you know? Common household items such as a deck a cards or tennis ball can help you and your kids easily recognize the appropriate size of certain foods? Get your portions under control with tips from Health Powered Kids "Portion Distortion" lesson.

Beat the winter blues and get your class energized with quick and easy activities! Movement Activities, Physical Activities, Physical Education, Special Education, Future Classroom, School Classroom, Classroom Activities, Classroom Setting, Creative Teaching

Simple Exercises for Children | Health Powered Kids

Beat the winter blues and get your class energized with quick and easy activities!

Tobacco and E-cigarettes - Health Powered Kids Lung Cancer Awareness Month, Health Lessons, Kids Health, Stress Management, Teaching Kids, Vape, Lesson Plans, Drugs, Health And Wellness

Tobacco and E-cigarettes

Lesson Overview Tobacco companies use messaging, advertisements and now different flavors in their tobacco products to try and gain new consumers that could potentially be life-long users. By knowing the dangers, risk factors, and marketing