- Choose a balanced meal from the five food groups.
- Choose water rather than sugary beverages.
- Increase physical activity.
- Limit screen time.
Healthy Eating Active Living Program Grades 4-5
Childhood obesity rates in the United States have tripled over the past three decades. In the U.S. nearly one out of three people is classified as overweight.* In addition, fewer than three in 10 high school students get at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day.† Educating children about good nutrition and an active lifestyle is vital in fostering life-long healthy habits and helping to fight a variety of diseases in adulthood, such as type-2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure.
Kaiser Permanente’s Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) program is a multifaceted offering for grades 4–5 designed to educate students and parents about the importance of good nutrition and active play. It supports the Health Education Content Standards for California Public Schools in nutrition and physical activity.
THE PLAY (40 minutes)
The Amazing Food Detective: Game On – Professor Howe, the health and computer science teacher is getting ready to launch his new creation – The Amazing Food Detective video game. Just as he is performing the final test, something goes horribly wrong. Professor Howe is uploaded and trapped inside his own video game. Three of his fifth-grade students discover that he is missing, and take action. Braving the unknown, they make their way into the simulated video game. They must make healthy food choices to fill their cyber plate while staying physically active and virtually hydrated if they ever hope to return to the real world!
The Workshops (40 minutes each)
In the two follow-up workshops, the actor-educators from the live stage show teach students about media literacy, help them decode food labels, and promote active play. Students have an opportunity to win the game of health while becoming Expert Food Detectives.
Adult Presentation for parents & guardians
Adult Presentation (45 minutes)
(for parents and guardians)
From the Label to the Table, is a fun, bilingual (Spanish/English) presentation, done in the style of a telenovela soap opera. Through this engaging presentation, parents and guardians are introduced to the concepts their students learned and are encouraged to make changes at home to become healthier families.
Request This Program
Thank you for your interest in Educational Theatre’s Healthy Eating Active Living Program for grades 4-5. Please complete the form, below, and hit the “send” button. After we receive your information, you will be contacted by an Educational Theatre Booking Coordinator. Please note that this is an information request only. It does not guarantee the scheduling of a program.
Due to the high demand for our programs and the large geographical area we serve, it is our policy to schedule no more than one program at a school per year. In most cases, we are unable to return to a school any sooner than three years. Please submit only one program information request.
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*Let’s Move!: “Epidemic Childhood Obesity”; (2012); http://www.letsmove.gov/learn-facts/epidemic-childhood-obesity
†CDC: “Physical Activity Facts”; (2011); http://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/data/facts.html