The Super Health, Super You Community Challenge emboldens students to become community leaders in healthy lifestyle choices and drive diabetes prevention awareness. Encourage students to identify a health-related issue in your school community and work together to submit a solution for the chance to win a $10k grant to bring their ideas to life!
In this activity, students use findings from Lesson 1 and draw/construct a human body.
Students will create a “Wheel of Life” using what they learned from Lesson 2.
Teachers may invite a school nurse, doctor, EMT, or other health professional with experience dealing with diabetes to visit the class.
In this activity, students apply their new learning to create fun ways to eat the rainbow during the week.
In this activity, students will discover how eating different types of foods impacts their blood sugar by creating a class graph of foods that are categorized as low, medium, or high on the glycemic index scale.
In this activity, students collaborate to create a Tree of Health mural to illustrate what they have learned about the external factors and personal decisions that impact their health.
In this activity, students will evaluate the amount of time they participate daily in screen time activities and physical activities and brainstorm ways to replace screen time with other options that keep them active.
Students are introduced to the concept of obesity bias and consider if this implicit bias plays a role in their friend selection. After discussing the effects of obesity bias, students ultimately create fliers that teach younger students about the importance of choosing friends based on their character and not their appearance.
In this lesson, students will analyze the structure and function of the body as a system. Working in teams, students will study and present different systems of the body, exploring how each system must function properly.
Students will examine how external factors contribute to health and explore the potential consequences to health when the body is out of balance.
Students will learn about the relationship between dietary choices and diabetes.
In this lesson, students learn what it means to “eat the rainbow” and how that is different from eating processed foods.
In this lesson, students learn about carbohydrates—what they are, where they’re found, and what they do—and begin to think about how much sugar they consume every day.
In this lesson, students collaborate to gather and share information about the benefits of physical activity, types of physical activity, and examples of exercise.
Students and parents can utilize the NEW Family Toolkit to discuss healthy habits together as a family. Families will learn how to make mealtime a family affair and why it's important to eat a varied, balanced diet.
This DIY Gardening Guide walks students and teachers through planning and growing a garden. Students will be introduced to the benefits of gardening, learn about photosynthesis, gain an understanding of what plants need to grow, and identify connections between eating whole foods and health.