Lifelong Healthy Eating

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Engage in lifelong healthy eating

Students learn skills to engage in lifelong healthy eating. 


Elementary learning goals

Prek-kindergarten:

  • Identify the major food groups and benefits of eating a variety of foods

First-third grades: 

  • Demonstrate the ability to make and communicate appropriate food choices
  • Identify eating and drinking behaviors that contribute to maintaining good health
  • Understand that eating a variety of foods from the different food groups is vital for good health

Fourth-fifth grades:

  • Demonstrate the ability to make good decisions about healthy eating behaviors
  • Demonstrate the ability to set a goal in order to enhance personal nutrition
  • Understand the connection between food intake and physical health


 

    Middle and high school learning goals

    Middle school: Sixth-eighth grades:

    • Evaluate the validity and reliability of information, products, and services to enhance healthy eating behaviors
    • Demonstrate the ability to make healthy food choices in a variety of settings

    High school: Ninth-12th grades:

    • Understand the impact of healthy and unhealthy diets on daily living
    • Analyze how family, peers, media, culture, and technology influence healthy eating choices
    • Demonstrate ways to take personal responsibility for healthy eating

       

      Contact Information

      Health Curriculum Facilitator
      Laura Grissom | 970.490.3105 | lgrissom@psdschools.org