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Eat Well & Keep Moving

Eat Well & Keep Moving: An Interdisciplinary Elementary Curriculum for Nutrition and Physical Activity is an educational program for 4th and 5th grade students. The program combines six elements to help children learn lifelong healthy habits. Those elements are: classroom education, physical education, school-wide promotional campaigns, food service, staff wellness, and parent and community involvement.

Objectives

Participants in Eat Well & Keep Moving will learn the principles of healthy living, including:

Space and Time Requirements

This program consists of 7 classroom lessons for each grade, each lasting about 45-60 minutes. Where possible, lessons are taught in conjunction with physical education instructors, who hold additional, 30-minute sessions. Sessions can be adapted to meet the learning needs of participants, and within reason to fit the space and time needs of the partnering agency.

More Information

Eat Well & Keep Moving is an award-winning, evidence-based program that has been implemented in all 50 states and in more than 20 countries. The program began as a joint research project between the Harvard School of Public Health (presently the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health) and Baltimore Public Schools.

To find out more about this program or explore the possibilities of this program being offered at your agency, contact the SNAP-Ed Team.

Related Resources

SNAP-Ed Educational Offerings for Children — Learn about the educational offerings for children that SNAP-Ed team members deliver across the state.

Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds, Healthy Learners — The Children, Youth, and Family Consortium is engaging in a partnership with Bruce Vento Elementary School to develop engaging learning environments that enhance student academic success.

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