Your mission is to teach positive self-esteem and body image, healthy eating and physical activity to students in grades 6-8. If you are a teacher who accepts this mission and needs information to teach this subject, then head over to the Mission Nutrition site, a Canadian site that contains resources for the successful completion of your mission.
The Mission Nutrition site has resources available for teachers, parents and students in both French and English. The teachers' section contains a teacher's guide for three curriculum-based units complete with learning outcomes, background information and easy-to-use lesson outlines, as well as resources and links for topics of Self-Esteem and Body Image Healthy Eating and Physical Activity . Each unit contains three lesson plans online for free download.
Teachers will definitely want to check out the student area of the website for the Mission Nutrition student challenge. This is an interactive activity designed to teach positive self-esteem, healthy eating and physical activity by taking students through a day in the life of a character of their choice. Here students need to make choices throughout the day.
Each choice receives instant feedback. After completing the activity, students can print a recap of the day’s events, the choices they made, and their score all of which can be submitted to the teacher.
To further assist you with your mission, educational kits for Grades K-8 are available online free of charge.