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Health and Nutrition Curriculum

Our aim is to foster the attitude that we all need a strong and dependable body to pursue our lives, and thus, we need to keep our body in good condition. Through cooking, learning about nutrition, daily exercise, and the study of specific health topics, children will develop the understanding necessary in order to make wise choices to protect and nurture their growing bodies. We aim for children to be comfortable in their bodies, to enjoy and value physical movement, to experience the feeling of being part of a team, and to maintain physical fitness.

Two great reads:
- Thinking Inside the Box by Emily Langer
- Healthy Lunch Box Choices by Chef Ann Cooper

2nd-3rd rainbow feast prep fruit salad 4th-6th hummus makers e chopping together look at these carrots 2nd-3rd making salad

Subjects of Study for Kindergarten through Sixth Grade

  • body systems
  • personal health practices
  • family health practices
  • nutrition. Click for information about Nutrition Week >>
  • growth and development
  • disease: causes, prevention, control and cure
  • safety
  • community health
  • physical education: including yoga, soccer or a similar activity weekly
  • cooking projects

Additional study for 4th-6th Students

  • social & emotional wellbeing
  • puberty
  • human reproductive system
  • consumer choices

Materials and Resources

  • Our Bodies, Ourselves
  • library books on specific topics
  • visits from health professionals
  • blood pressure kit
  • local YMCA swimming pool and swim teacher
  • soccer teacher

Physical Education Activities

  • Creative Movement
  • Yoga
  • Team sports: soccer
  • Organized outdoor games
  • Parachute
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Cross country skiing
  • Contradance
Healthy Lunch Box Choices by Chef Ann Cooper Nutrition Week: Taste a Rainbow

Directions::

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Contact Information::

Email: info@villageschoolma.org
Phone: 978.249.3505