PE-Nut Lesson Activities

PE-Nut™ stands for Physical Education and Nutrition working together and is delivered by the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan. PE-Nut™ uses a whole-school approach to motivate students, parents, and staff to live healthier lives. NKFM staff are committed to connecting students and their family and teachers with resources to encourage the adoption of healthy eating and physical activity. Each month, a new PE-Nut™ lesson will be posted on www.nkfm.org/PE-Nut. Click on the tab that reflects the grade you teach. If you teach a split-level class, click on the tab that best reflects the learning level of your students.

Our hope is for PE-Nut™ to remain a program that your students can look forward to. We will be working with you to provide your students with access to the program – whatever you want that to look like for your classroom. We hope you find these activities fun and educational. Please send any feedback or requests to: [email protected].

 

Are you looking for more information on the PE-Nut program? Visit our PE-Nut Program page.
 

Kindergarten 

The Healthy Schools, Healthy Communities™  (HSHC™) kindergarten lessons teach students about proper handwashing, fruits and vegetables, healthy snacking, physical activity, and food sources. HSHC™ lessons are 20 minutes in length and includes an interactive activity, FitBit™, and discussion on a healthy food item. Involving families is an important part of HSHC™. Please remember to share the lesson letter with families when you send out the lesson link. Please share the lesson videos in the way that works best for your classroom:

For distance learning classrooms, lessons can be input into your virtual schedule or be posted to your virtual homepage for adults to help students access on their own time.

For in-person learning classrooms, lessons can be presented to the whole class as part of your in-class schedule or be sent to families for adults to help students access on their own time. 

Lesson Four

This lesson focuses on healthy snacks. 

Click here to access Lesson Four: Super Snacks for Me!

NOTE: Please put the classroom teacher's last name as the nickname to enter the lesson. 

Once the lesson is completed, please remember to send home the lesson four family letters

Lesson Four Kindergarten Family Letter English

Lesson Four Kindergarten Family Letter Spanish

Lesson Four Kindergarten Family Letter Arabic

Lesson Three

This lesson is all about physical activity. Students will learn what it is and what activities they can do at home. 

Click here to access Lesson Three: I Move!

NOTE: Please put the classroom teacher's last name as the nickname to enter the lesson.

Once the lesson is completed, please remember to send home the lesson three family letter.

Lesson Three Kindergarten Family Letter English

Lesson Three Kindergarten Family Letter Arabic

Lesson Three Kindergarten Family Letter Spanish

Lesson Two

In this lesson, students will learn the importance of eating fruits and vegetables of different colors.

Click here to access Lesson Two: Fruits and Veggies for Me

NOTE: Please put the classroom teacher's last name as the nickname to enter the lesson. 

Once the lesson is completed, please remember to send home the lesson two family letter.

Lesson Two Kindergarten Family Letter English

Lesson Two Kindergarten Family Letter Arabic

Lesson Two Kindergarten Family Letter Spanish

Lesson One 

In this lesson, students will learn how to properly wash their hands. They will also learn how germs are spread through the read-a-loud of Wash Your Hands by Margaret McNamara.

Click here to access the Lesson One: Handwashing

NOTE: Please enter the classroom teacher's last name as the nickname to enter the lesson.

Once the lesson is completed, please remember to send home the lesson one family letter. 

Lesson One Kindergarten Family Letter English

Lesson One Kindergarten Family Letter Arabic

Lesson One Kindergarten Family Letter Spanish

Lower Elementary

The Healthy Schools, Healthy Communities™  (HSHC™) lower elementary lessons is designed for students in first and second grade. The lessons teach students about proper handwashing, MyPlate, fruits and vegetables, healthy snacking, physical activity, and food sources. HSHC™ lessons are about 20 minutes in length and includes an interactive activity, FitBit™, and discussion on a healthy food item. Involving families is an important part of HSHC™. Please remember to share the lesson letter with families when you send out the lesson link. Please share the lesson videos in the way that works best for your classroom:

For distance learning classrooms, lessons can be input into your virtual schedule or be posted to your virtual homepage for adults to help students access on their own time.

For in-person learning classrooms, lessons can be presented to the whole class as part of your in-class schedule or be sent to families for adults to help students access on their own time.

Lesson Four

This lesson is on healthy snacks. Students will learn about different snacks, including combination snacks. 

Click here to access Lesson Four: Super Snacks

NOTE: Please enter the classroom teacher's last name as the nickname to enter the lessson.

Once the lesson is completed, please remember to send home the lesson four family letter.

Lesson Four Lower Elementary Family Letter English

Lesson Four Lower Elementary Family Letter Arabic

Lesson Four Lower Elementary Family Letter Spanish

Lesson Three

This lesson is all about physical activity. Students will learn why it is important and ways to keep their body moving at home. 

Click here to access Lesson Three: Move More, Learn Better

NOTE: Please enter the classroom teacher's last name as the nickname to enter the lesson.

Once the lesson is completed, please remember to send home the lesson three family letter.

Lesson Three Lower Elementary Family Letter English

Lesson Three Lower Elementary Family Letter Arabic

Lesson Three Lower Elementary Family Letter Spanish

Lesson Two

In this lesson, students will learn about the five different food groups on MyPlate. They will also learn about the importance of eating foods from all five groups at every meal.

Click here to access Lesson Two: MyPlate for Me

NOTE: Please enter the classroom teacher's last name as the nickname to enter the lesson.

Once the lesson is completed, please remember to send the lesson two family letter. 

Lesson Two Lower Elementary Family Letter English

Lesson Two Lower Elementary Family Letter Arabic

Lesson Two Lower Elementary Family Letter Spanish

Lesson One 

In this lesson, students will learn how germs spread and how and why to properly wash their hands. 

Click here to access the Lesson One: Handwashing

NOTE: Please enter the classroom teacher's last name as the nickname to enter the lesson.

Once the lesson is completed, please remember to send home the lesson one family letter. 

Lesson One Lower Elementary Family Letter English

Lesson One Lower Elementary Family Letter Arabic

Lesson One Lower Elementary Family Letter Spanish

Upper Elementary

The Healthy Schools, Healthy Communities™  (HSHC™) lower elementary lessons is designed for students in third, fourth, and fifth grade. The lessons are focused on proper hand washing, MyPlate, fruits and vegetables, healthy snacking, physical activity, and food sources. HSHC™ lessons are about 20 minutes in length and includes an interactive activity, FitBit™, and discussion on a healthy food item. Involving families is an important part of HSHC™. Please remember to share the lesson letter with families when you send out the lesson link. Please share the lesson videos in the way that works best for your classroom:

For distance learning classrooms, lessons can be input into your virtual schedule or be posted to your virtual homepage for adults to help students access on their own time.

For in-person learning classrooms, lessons can be presented to the whole class as part of your in-class schedule or be sent to families for adults to help students access on their own time.

Lesson Four

This lesson is on healthy snacks. Students will learn about examples, including combination snacks. 

Click here to access Lesson Four: Smart Snacking

NOTE: Please enter the classroom teacher's name as the nickname to enter the lesson.

Once the lesson is completed, please remember to send home the lesson four family letter.

Lesson Four Upper Elementary Family Letter English

Lesson Four Upper Elementary Family Letter Arabic

Lesson Four Upper Elementary Family Letter Spanish

Lesson Three

This lesson is all about physical activity. Students will learn why it is important and will create a physical activity plan to get moving at home.

Click here to access Lesson Three: My Moves, My Goals

NOTE: Please enter the classroom teacher's last name as the nickname to enter the lesson.

Once the lesson is completed, please remember to send home the lesson three family letter.

Lesson Three Upper Elementary Family Letter English

Lesson Three Upper Elementary Family Letter Arabic

Lesson Three Upper Elementary Family Letter Spanish

Lesson Two

In this lesson, students will learn about the five food groups from MyPlate and the importance of eating all five groups at every meal. 

Click here to access Lesson Two: Eat the MyPlate Way

NOTE: Please enter the classroom teacher's last name as the nickname to enter the lesson.

Once the lesson is completed, please remember to send home the lesson two family letter.

Lesson Two Upper Elementary Family Letter English

Lesson Two Upper Elementary Family Letter Arabic

Lesson Two Upper Elementary Family Letter Spanish

Lesson One 

In this lesson, students will learn how germs are spread. They will also learn proper handwashing techniques and why it's important. 

Click here to access the Lesson One: Handwashing 

NOTE: Please enter the classroom teacher's last name as the nickname to enter the lesson.

Once the lesson is completed, please remember to send home the lesson one family letter. 

Lesson One Upper Elementary Family Letter English

Lesson One Upper Elementary Family Letter Arabic

Lesson One Upper Elementary Family Letter Spanish

SNAP Resources

Online learning in a SNAP

  • Physical activity and nutrition videos created by trained SNAP-Ed Nutrition Educators across the state.

Meals 4 Kids

  • Assistance in finding meals available near you.
     

Healthy Eating

ChopChop Magazine

  • Subscribe to this free magazine with kid friendly recipes and cooking tips.

Eat Well in a SNAP

  • Helping you and your family eat healthy all month long.

Cooking Substitutions

  • Inside this document you will find tips on cooking substitutions, stretching your ingredients, and cooking on a budget. This information was provided by Share Our Strength.
     

Additional Kid-Friendly Enrichment Activities

Kids’ Corner from the United States Department of Agriculture

  • Coloring activities and puzzles for children of all ages.

NKFM YouTube: PE-Nut Playlist

  • Physical activity videos and healthy recipe demonstrations from NKFM nutrition educators.
     

 

More resources to come.