Whenever a student needs a "brain break," have him or her pick an activity to do from the cup. These activities could include helping out another student, doing something kind for the teacher, or moving around the room.
10 Rules to Eat Safely for Life (and What to Remove from Your Kitchen) from Mark Hyman and - Rule - Throw out any food with the word hydrogenated on the label. This is an indication of trans fats, vegetable oils converted through a chemical process.
I gently toss the beach ball to one of my Kiddos. When they catch the ball I will say, "Right Hand" or "Left Hand." Whatever question their corresponding hand is on is the question I will ask them. Then they toss the beach ball back to me.