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Teacher Information

Welcome to the page for teachers. Here we will keep you updated on Eat Well & Keep Moving. You will also find links to resources that will help you launch Eat Well & Keep Moving in your school:

State Curriculum Frameworks

Eat Well & Keep Moving addresses state curriculum frameworks for the following subject areas:

  • Math
  • Science
  • English language arts
  • Social studies
  • Comprehensive health
  • Physical education

View a complete, lesson-by-lesson description how Eat Well & Keep Moving matches up to your state's curriculum frameworks.

Eat Well & Keep Moving Sample Lessons

Eat Well & Keep Moving Teacher Trainings

Eat Well & Keep Moving includes two teacher training workshops that discuss the latest nutrition education and physical activity topics, as well as provide a comprehensive overview of the Eat Well & Keep Moving program.

The first workshop is made up of six sessions and is designed to run for six hours: Session 1 provides an overview of the Eat Well & Keep Moving program. Session 2 introduces wellness and the concept of overall health and teaches that personal wellness is important to promoting student wellness. Session 3, session 4, and session 5 focus on the nutrition and physical activity information that appears throughout the classroom materials, covering topics such as the Eat Well & Keep Moving Principles of Healthy Living, the Balanced Plate for Health, and the safe workout. Session 6 is a detailed review of Eat Well & Keep Moving classroom materials.

The second workshop is a shorter version of the teacher training. This training can be delivered in one 4 ½-hour session (such as on a Saturday or a professional day, with a half hour break for lunch) or it can spread over two 2-hour sessions. Individual teachers can also use this slide presentation to gain background information on Eat Well & Keep Moving and familiarize themselves with the lessons.

Teacher Training Introduction

Teacher Workshop—The Classroom

Teacher Training PowerPoints

Teacher Training PDFs of PowerPoint Slides

Teacher Training PDFs of Talking Points Pages

Teacher Training Introduction

Short Version: Eat Well & Keep Moving

Teach Training PowerPoint

Short Version: Eat Well & Keep Moving

Teach Training PDF of PowerPoint Slides

Short Version: Eat Well & Keep Moving

Teach Training PDF of Talking Points Pages

Talking Points pages for Short Version: Eat Well & Keep Moving

Quiz Yourself on Healthy Living

Test your knowledge of the nutrition and physical activity topics covered in Eat Well & Keep Moving. These trivia questions are taken from Lesson 30, Tour de Health. They are designed to reinforce the Eat Well & Keep Moving Principles of Healthy Living:

  • Eat 5 or more servings of fruits and vegetables a day. Student message: Go for 5+ Fruits and Veggies — More Is Better!
  • Choose whole-grain foods and limit foods and beverages with added sugar. Student message: Get Whole Grains and Sack the Sugar!
  • Choose healthy fat, limit saturated fat, and avoid trans fat. Student message: Keep the Fat Healthy!
  • Eat a nutritious breakfast every morning. Student message: Start Smart With Breakfast!
  • Be physically active every day for at least an hour per day. Student message: Keep Moving!
  • Limit television and other screen time to no more than 2 hours per day. Student message: Freeze the Screen!

Click here to try a question!

Eat Well & Keep Moving Scientific Literature

Visit the Harvard School of Public Health’s Eat Well & Keep Moving scientific literature Web page to read about the program's effectiveness.

Web Resources on Nutrition and Physical Activity-Related Topics

View links to hundreds of Web sites on nutrition, physical activity, school wellness, food service, television reduction, and other topics related to Eat Well & Keep Moving, Second Edition. Please note that neither the authors nor the publisher takes any responsibility for the information contained in these Web sites.

Introduction: Web Site Resources for Healthy Eating and Active Living

The following Web sites offer school officials, teachers, food services staff, parents, and students additional information on the main topics of the Eat Well & Keep Moving program. These Web sites are operated by the federal government, by state governments, and by nonprofit groups that health professionals consider to be reputable organizations. Eat Well & Keep Moving cannot vouch for the accuracy or completeness of the information contained on these Web sites. The listing of a Web site here does not mean that Eat Well & Keep Moving, the Harvard School of Public Health, or the Harvard Prevention Research Center endorses these organizations or their positions.

Teacher Testimonials

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“As a Physical Education teacher for the Boston Public Schools, I have been involved with the Eat Well & Keep Moving program for six years. One of the elementary schools I taught at did not have a gymnasium. The Eat Well & Keep Moving program is designed to fit the needs of a classroom situation and urban schools. Presently, I teach at the Josiah Quincy Elementary School with 800 students which has a full size gymnasium. I coordinate twelve teachers to implement the Eat Well & Keep Moving program. The information on health is essential for the student's well-being today. The classroom teachers find the lessons can be integrated with core subject matters. The Physical Education lessons teach the importance of understanding how exercise affects their body. The fun activities are related to fitness, health, and nutrition. This program brings out the importance of the relationship of physical fitness to the health of our students.”
—Pauline Yee, Boston Public Schools

Eat Well & Keep Moving has been part of the Nathan Hale curriculum for the past five years for our fourth and fifth grade classes. Healthy eating has become a focus for our school for both teachers and students. Students are provided with a healthy breakfast daily. Selecting fruits and vegetables as part of the snacks provided has encouraged the students to cut down on sugar and fat. Making healthy choices by reading food labels, and selecting a balanced diet through the use of the food pyramid has been encouraged when students are away from school. Students are encouraged to reduce T.V. viewing time and increase physical activity at school and at home. Eat Well & Keep Moving has made a positive impact on our school community.”
—Claudia DiMuccio, NCSN, Boston Public Schools

Stalker Institute Online Class

Teacher training on Eat Well & Keep Moving is available through an accredited online course hosted by Framingham State College in Massachusetts.

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