Fit Challenge

Welcome to the fit Challenge Week! Challenge Weeks are a quick and easy way for students to apply​ what they have learned through each of the fit topics so they can progress to adoption and maintenance of healthy habits.

Challenges are presented in two parts:

  1. Lift Off: Use the slideshow to review the topic and launch the challenge.
  2. Take Action: Options are provided to track participation and progress, then followed with extension activities so students can be a health advocate and challenge others.

The Challenge: Think Your FOOD! Choose a Healthy Snack

Examples:
  • Snack on fruit and/or vegetables instead of cookies or chips.
  • Drink water or milk instead of soda or sport drinks.

View/Print Educator's Guide

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Challenge Tracker Options: Select to View/Print

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Get started! Launch slides below to begin the challenge.

Activities
Captivate
Educate
Activate
It's Challenge Week

With each fit Challenge, students activate healthy habits through the meaningful practice of fit choices. The challenge concludes with students activating their friends and family to make fit choices too!

For this week’s challenge, your students will track healthy snack choices.

Begin with a captivate activity from the FOOD is Fuel topic.

FOOD is Fuel

Review Topic 3: FOOD is Fuel before beginning the challenge.

Your Challenge:
Think Your FOOD! Choose a healthy snack.

At snack time, choose a healthy snack. For example:

  • Snack on fruit and/or vegetables instead of cookies or chips.
  • Drink water or milk instead of soda, juice, or sports drinks.

Do It!

Think Your FOOD! Choose a healthy snack.

Prepare to track the challenge: How will you record student participation? Your records can be as simple as tally marks or a more complex bar graph.

Decide which challenge tracker (see options below) you will use to track the FOOD checks. 

  • K-3 students may mark the picture chart to show snack choices.
  • Grades 4-6 may log the day, time, and snack on the handout.

 

Challenge Check In

Check student progress each day until you are ready to wrap up the challenge. 
Incorporate physical activity into the challenge check in:

  • Ask students to stand when you say the name of the food choice groups. If a student does not eat snacks, encourage them to choose to drink water.

Discussion questions:

  • Is this an easy or a difficult challenge? What makes it easy? Difficult?
  • Do your snack choices change from day to day?

Challenge Wrap Up

Lead a class discussion on the final day of your challenge:
  • What propelled you forward through the challenge? Did friends or family encourage you? What helped you to remember to track your snacks? 
  • What held you back while attempting the challenge? Were you able to talk yourself into making a healthy choice? Why or why not? 
  • How do you overcome obstacles during a challenge?

Congratulations!

Congratulate and/or recognize students for successfully completing the challenge. Encourage students to continue to choose healthy snack foods at snack time. 

Challenge Others

Encourage students to challenge another person to do the fit challenge. Challenge friends, family, and teachers!