We’re excited to announce that we’ve recently made materials from our Fit to Learn professional development program for teachers available online.
Research documents what educators know: Healthy students are better prepared to learn. Boosting physical activity, nutrition education and other aspects of student wellness can increase academic achievement and reduce absenteeism. For this reason and many more, we created Fit to Learn.
Fit to Learn is an innovative professional development program for educators. It provides practical methods for making health and wellness a regular part of the school experience while meeting academic standards in math, reading, science, social studies, art, music and more. Just as important, Fit to Learn is about having fun and developing lifelong skills.
Fit to Learn can also be an important part of a school’s overall approach to student wellness. Since 2006, schools across the country have been required to adopt and implement wellness policies that guide their efforts to promote healthy eating and physical activity, support student learning and help address our nation’s obesity epidemic. Fit to Learn resources provide teachers with the knowledge and skills to implement a number of key provisions of these policies.
The lesson plans that we’re offering range from kindergarten through 5th grade and cover nutrition, science, social studies, math and language arts. We’re excited to share these lesson plans with a wider audience and help teachers across the country make health and wellness a regular part of the school day.