F.I.T. CLUB: Framework for Integrated Teaching
Embedding concepts of food, fitness and farming into the classroom
F.I.T. CLUB’S MISSION STATEMENT
F.I.T. Club promotes health and wellness for children of all ages using literacy and collaborative approaches in schools, afterschool programs, and in the home. Children explore food sourcing and production, cooking, sustainability, nutrition, and disease through clubs centered on these three themes:
F.I.T. READS VIDEO SERIES
F.I.T. Reads Video Series aims to leverage technology to asynchronously bring healthcare professionals from diverse backgrounds into the classroom to promote health and wellness through literacy, while simultaneously exposing underrepresented minority (URM) students to professionals from similar backgrounds, and encouraging them to explore careers in the medical field. F.I.T. READS provides educators with online videos featuring URM healthcare professionals who introduce books that model healthy habits and then film an interactive health-related activity that sets the topic for the core book.
Related F.I.T. Club resources
F.I.T. Choices Book Club: Farm to Lunchbox
Session Two: Eating a Garden Trying New Foods on page 4
Related F.I.T. Club resources
F.I.T. Choices Book Club: Let’s Stay Active
Session One: Who is the Quickest Kid in Clarksville on page 3
Plotting Heart Rates graph on page 7
F.I.T. CHOICES BOOK CLUB
The F.I.T. Choices Book Club is an interactive elementary reading series that can be used in a variety of educational settings. F.I.T. Choices serves as a literacy resource for educators and children to read together using books that model healthy habits. The Book Club’s focus on literacy to teach concepts of nutrition and physical health connects children with high quality fiction and nonfiction books. Each session is designed to last between 20-30 minutes and requires a single copy of each book to be read aloud to the class.
F.I.T. CLUB’S LESSON PLANS
F.I.T. Club lesson plans incorporate health and wellness themes, within the context of understanding sustainability as it relates to food sourcing and production. F.I.T. Club’s focus on literacy to teach concepts of nutrition and physical health connects children with high quality fiction and nonfiction books. Lesson plans utilize common standards, incorporate the ELA, math, science, and social studies, and can be taught during or after school.
F.I.T. Club lesson plans integrate the Common Core Standards for Mathematics and the English Language Arts with Science and Social Studies to educate students about food sourcing and production, cooking, sustainability, nutrition and disease. The goal is to introduce key concepts of food, fitness and farming within the current framework. F.I.T. Club is designed to enhance the current curriculum.
F.I.T. CLUB’S FAMILY BOOK LISTS
F.I.T. Club’s family book lists serves as a literacy resource for parents and children to read together, using books that model healthy habits.
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