Healthy Choices = Long Life!

Healthy Choices = Long Life!

How can our school best support our overall health and wellness?
Subjects: Health or Physical Education
Grade Level: Elementary
Timeframe: 15-20 hours

Final Product

Students develop a set of health and wellness recommendations for the school to consider. These will be presented as a multimedia presentation.

Project Description

One out of two American children suffer from chronic health problems. This project connects nutrition and diet with fitness and exercise, exploring how healthy choices in each of these areas improves overall wellness. Students undertake research that exposes often conflicting ideas and beliefs on health and wellness approaches, and research that will raise questions about typical school practices. They arrive at informed, justifiable recommendations that the school community can support, either through changes in policy or through improved implementation of policy.

Key Standards

National Health Education Standards

  • 1.5.1 Health Behaviors and Personal Health
  • 1.5.3 School Community and Health Promotion
  • 2.5.4 School Community and Health Support
  • 8.5.1 Express Informed Health Opinions


  • ELA-LIT.SL.5.4 Report on a Topic
  • CCSS.ELA-LIT.SL-5.5 Multimedia Components

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