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Every Body is Beautiful

Social Justice Issue: Childhood Obesity
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Tracy Sonnen

on 28 March 2013

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Eating the Alphabet
By: Lois Ehlert Lesson:
1. Read the story aloud.
2. Discuss what fruits and vegetables the students have tried and have not tried before.
3. Have students create an Acrostic Poem using the letters of their first names. The words for the poem must be fruits and vegetables that they enjoy and or want to try.

For Example:

Tracy loves all kinds of fruits and vegetables,
Raspberries,
Avocados,
Cabbage,
Yams are all good to eat! The Edible Pyramid
By: Loreen Leedy Lesson:
1. Read the book aloud to the students.
2. Ask the students to draw a picture of what they ate for breakfast that day.
3. Have each student share what they ate for breakfast, discuss "What kinds of meat did you have?" "What kinds of fruits and vegetables?"
4. Show the students the Food Pyramid discuss the amounts of servings.
6. Discuss the concept of metabolism. What is metabolism? Why is it important?
5. Pass out food magazines, have students cut out foods that would be healthy to eat. Have students do a Pair-Share and discuss why they chose those foods and where they fit in the food pyramid.
6. Ask students to think about something healthy they could eat tomorrow for breakfast that would help them build strong bones, and increase their metabolism. Social Justice Issue:
Childhood Obesity The purpose of this daily unit is to explore the importance of eating right to reduce health risks associated to childhood obesity while increasing life span, decreasing health risks, and to promote a happier healthier life.

The class will whole group read and discuss to one book a day in addition to completing a mini activity/lesson on that book. Each book will incorporate health, exercise, and eating right.

Grade Level: 1st Grade A day without sugar
By: Diane de Anda Lesson:
1. Read the story aloud.
2. Discuss and create a list of foods that contain sugar. (ketchup, soda, fruit snacks, etc.)
3. Have students write a story about a day without any sugar.
Questions to think about: How would they feel? Would they be able to survive? Do we need sugar to survive? Flabby Cat and Slobby Dog
By: Jeanne Willis and
Tony Ross Lesson:
1. Read the story aloud.
2. Discuss the following questions whole group: How the Flabby Cat and Slobby Dog felt when they didn't fit on their couch anymore?
How did they feel when they didn't fit in their house anymore?
What did they continue to do to make them feel better?
What caused them to get skinny?
3. Ask the students to think about what they could do to exercise and stay fit?
4. Have the students draw a picture of themselves doing an exercise they love. Remind them all they need is 30 minutes of exercise a day to stay healthy. I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato
By: Lauren Child Lesson:
1. Read the book with the students.
2. Create a list on the board of fruit and vegetables the students have and have not eaten.
3. Using play dough, have them create a clay model of a fruit and or vegetable they have and have not eaten.
4. Have them share this with a peer and discuss why they have chosen these foods. Tracy Sonnen Annotated Bibliography of Children's Books "If we get them at the elementary age we will have won them through adolescence and they will take these practices into adulthood." Purpose of Unit:
Too many kids are consuming high calorie food with low nutritional value
Not getting enough exercise
1 in 3 American Children are overweight or obese

In order to decrease the issue of childhood obesity these lessons would:
Provide students with nutrition facts
Provide students with healthy alternative ideas
Provide students with exercise options Gregory, the Terrible Eater
By: Michelle Sharmat Lesson:
1. Read and discuss the book with the students.
2. Answer the following questions as a group:
Was it hard for Gregory to want healthy foods when his family continued to eat clothing, jars, and junk?
What kinds of struggles will you have when choosing better choices of food at school and at home?
3. Write a letter as if you were Gregory, discuss what you would tell tell Mom and Dad about eating right in order to live a long and healthy life. Be sure to mention the importance of exercising as well. The Monster Health Book
by: Edward Miller Lesson:
1. Read the story with the students.
2. Briefly discuss important issues as they arise from the book.
3. Have the students write 5 things they did not know about being healthy that they learned from this book.
4. Have them illustrate themselves doing something healthy that they do and or will do in their lives. Topics to discuss in this book:
The 5 food groups
Food Pyramid
Fat illnesses, allergies, disorders
Mood Food: Self-Esteem
Importance of Sleep
Importance of Exercise
You are what you Eat Break for Breakfast
Oils: Liquid Fat
Sweet Tooth
Say No to Bad Health: Smoking, Alcohol, and Drugs
Healthy Snacks
Lunchtime: Time to Refuel Dinosaur Diner
by: Annie Kubler Lesson:
1. Read the story with the students.
2. Discuss the bad habits the dinosaur had originally, and what his friend continued to do to help him.
3. Discuss the people in your life who encourages you, as well as who you encourage.
4. Draw a picture of your face on a sheet of paper. Write encouraging words all around the page, remember these words when influencing others to do something.
Ex. amazing, beautiful, forgiving, respectful Child, L. (2000). I will never not ever eat a tomato. Massachusetts: Candlewick Press.
De Anda, D. (2012). A day without sugar. Houston: Pinata Books.
Ehlert, L. (1996). Eating the alphabet. San Diego: Harcourt Brace & Company.
Kubler, A. (2008). Dinosaur diner. Swindon: Child's Play(International) Ltd.
Leedy, L. (1994). The edible pyramid: good eating every day. New York: Holiday House.
Miller, E. (2006). The monster health book: a guide to eating healthy, being active & feeling great for monsters & kids!. New York: Holiday House.
Sharmat, M. (1980). Gregory, the terrible eater. New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.
Willis, J., & Ross, T. (2009). Flabby cat and slobby dog. Australia: Random House Australia Pty.,.
http://www.stayathomeblessings.com/2010/01/fruit-and-vegetables-clay-models.html
http://www.amazon.com
http://www.barnesandnoble.com Websites Example of Student Work Student draws a picture of her and her best friend doing a push up. Every BODY is Beautiful Childhood Obesity Flabby Cat and Slobby Dog were very lazy. They ate and ate and ate. And they slept and slept and slept. But when they woke up, they were most uncomfortable. The sofa had shrunk! Or so they liked to think. While teaching upper- and lowercase letters to preschoolers, Ehlert introduces fruits and vegetables from around the world. Tia Sofia's nieces and nephews love to spend the weekend at her house. She lets them camp out on mattresses and in sleeping bags in the living room, where they play games and watch TV in their pajamas. But best of all, they love eating at their aunt's house, because she s the best cook in the family. Lola is a fussy eater. A very fussy eater. She won’t eat her carrots (until her brother Charlie reveals that they’re orange twiglets from Jupiter). She won’t eat her mashed potatoes (until Charlie explains that they’re cloud fluff from the pointiest peak of Mount Fuji). There are many things Lola won’t eat, including - and especially - tomatoes. Or will she? Two endearing siblings star in a witty story about the triumph of imagination over proclivity. Gregory isn't like most goats. Instead of indulging in delicacies like old shoes, boxes, and bottle caps, he prefers to eat fruits, vegetables, eggs, and fish. Mother Goat and Father Goat are disgusted, and after several attempts to get Gregory to eat like a proper goat, they finally take him to see Dr. Ram. But when Gregory finally develops a taste for flat tires and broken violins, he's not just eating like a goat---he's eating like a pig! Will Gregory be able to find a healthy balance before he eats everything in the house? The head waiter—a French cat in tails—the Edible Pyramid restaurant, explains the dishes to his customers, a menagerie of other animals in equally formal attire. Each segment of the pyramid is presented in a two-page spread, defining the food group mentioned and illustrating it with many mouth-watering examples. The recommended number of daily servings is also explained, and after going through the entire menu, the maitre’d helps his diners select a balanced meal. Paintings of the animals and food are done in muted colours. A small pyramid appears in the corner of each illustration, with the block being examined highlighted. Dinosaur's unbalanced diet and lack of exercise make for an unhealthy lifestyle, and leave him with no energy. Will his healthy friend be able to encourage him to change his ways? The fabulous dinosaur finger puppet will be irresistible to any child whilst the story reinforces the importance of healthy eating and exercise. Beginning with concise discussions of each of the food groups, along with the newly redesigned food pyramid, Ed Miller looks at all aspects of health and nutrition in this accessible and informative book. Fun facts about different foods are included throughout to keep the reading upbeat and clear distinctions are made between healthy and not-so-healthy meal choices.
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