7th Grade-Let’s Advocate for Healthy Choices!

Making healthy choices as you get older can be a tough thing to do.  Luckily, you just learned all the most updated information about how to live a healthy lifestyle in our grade 7 Health class.  Now it’s your turn to share what you’ve learned!  Your job is to write a letter to an incoming 6th grade student teaching them how to make at least 3 healthy choices while in middle school when it comes to nutrition, physical activity, sleep, technology and/or time management.  Make sure to state WHY these healthy choices are important and how making these choices can improve different areas of health (social, emotional, physical and mental).  Also, give some specific suggestions of what they can do to make their middle school days as healthy as possible, as well as some personal examples from your own experience.

Great luck!

Healthy Choices Assessment Letter F2014

Healthy Choices Rubric- F2014

7th Grade Nutrition Around the World

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Food messages around the world are changing every day.  Today we are going to do a little research about what people are eating around the globe and how it compares to your daily diet.  Watch this video clip about breakfast around the world and see how it compares to your daily breakfast and notice the differences amongst the countries.

Now take a look at this at this slideshow about school lunches around the world.  When you’re looking at the pictures, think about how the lunches compare to your lunch and which lunches you wish were served here at SAS!

Now, you’re going to learn more about why people around the world consume the foods they eat by looking at the food and dietary guidelines all around the world. Here is the link to the most recent Food Based Dietary Guidelines around the world.  Our hope is that you can make our cafeteria a place where students are able to put into practice the messages they learn:)

Below is your note-taking sheet that will help you with this project:

Food Guidelines around the World Note taking Sheet S2015

We are also going to be looking if you’re able to find and locate valid, resourceful information through your note taking sheet.    Take a look at the rubric to make sure you’re on the right track and using all the skills you’ve been taught to locate these resources.

Food Guidelines Project Rubric S2015

7th Grade: Healthy Choices Letter

Making healthy choices as you get older can be a tough thing to do.  Luckily, you just learned all the most updated information about how to live a healthy lifestyle in our grade 7 Health class.  Now it’s your turn to share what you’ve learned!  Your job is to write a letter to an incoming 6th grade student teaching them how to make at least 3 healthy choices while in middle school when it comes to nutrition, physical activity, sleep, technology and/or time management.  Make sure to state WHY these healthy choices are important and how making these choices can improve different areas of health (social, emotional, physical and mental).  Also, give some specific suggestions of what they can do to make their middle school days as healthy as possible, as well as some personal examples from your own experience.

Great luck!

Healthy Choices Assessment Letter F2014

Healthy Choices Rubric- F2014

FED UP

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If you haven’t watched the documentary FED UP yet,  the time is NOW.  A view into the cause of the obesity epidemic in the USA (and around the world) and how food manufacturers are tricking consumers into believing their products are “healthy”.  Time for the consumers to wake-up and truly understand what the food many of us eat on a daily basis is REALLY made of. This documentary will make you think twice, maybe even three times, about what you’re putting into your mouth.  It’s never too late to make a change when it comes to your and your family’s health!