Youth-Driven Videos, Activities and Discussions to Encourage Healthy Lifestyles

 

Healthy Voices, Healthy Choices is a health promotion kit available free to health teachers, youth coordinators, peer leaders and others who work with adolescents, while supplies last.

Healthy Voices, Healthy Choices is based on videos and health topics produced by Western New York young people. For more information and copies of Healthy Voices, Healthy Choices contact ThinkBright and Well.

 

 

PRESENTER’S GUIDE RESOURCES

 

Chapter Index

(Chapters are in the order they appear in the Healthy Voices, Healthy Choices Presenter’s Guide.)

BREAKFAST BENEFITS OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
FOOD AS FUEL GARDENING
WHAT’S IN A SPORTS DRINK? FOOD DESERTS
LEARN TO BE MEDIA SAVVY CHRONIC DISEASE PREVENTION & FAMILY HISTORY
CYCLING WITH PURPOSE STRESS MANAGEMENT
TAKING ACTION TO CHANGE YOUR COMMUNITY – AND YOUR WORLD WHAT’S A “LOCAVORE?”
PEAK PERFORMANCE WHOLE FOODS

 

Additional Educator Resources

 

CHAPTER: BREAKFAST

ACTIVITIES FOR THE CLASSROOM

 

- Breakfast Lesson (grades 6-8) from KidsHealth in the Classroom

- Breakfast Lesson (grades 9-12) from KidsHealth in the Classroom

- Break the Breakfast-Skipping Barriers from the American Dietetic Association

- 3-Star Breakfast Handout/Lesson from the American Dietetic Association

EXTENSIONS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

- Healthy Breakfast Planner at TeensHealth.org

- Breakfast: The Wake-Up Call for Weight Control from the American Dietetic Association

 

 

CHAPTER: FOOD AS FUEL

ACTIVITIES FOR THE CLASSROOM

 

- Energy Balance Lesson from KidsHealth in the Classroom

- Math Lesson: Calorie, Protein, Fat & Carbohydrate Needs

- Math Lesson: Eating to Improve Athletic Performance

EXTENSIONS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

 

- SuperTracker & Other Tools

- Daily Food Plan

- Nutrition Basics at TeensHealth.org

Community Connections

- Healthy Options Buffalo

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CHAPTER: WHAT’S IN A SPORTS DRINK?

ACTIVITIES FOR THE CLASSROOM

 

- Healthy Snacking Lesson (grades 6-8) from KidsHealth in the Classroom

- Healthy Snacking Lesson (grades 9-12) from KidsHealth in the Classroom

- Food Label Scavenger Hunt

- Adding Calories

EXTENSIONS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

- What’s a Healthy Alternative to Water? at TeensHealth.org

- Food Labels

- What’s In Your Glass? from the American Dietetic Association

 

 

CHAPTER: LEARN TO BE MEDIA SAVVY

ACTIVITIES FOR THE CLASSROOM

 

- Rise and Sell: The Energy Drink Business

- Selling Obesity Lesson

- Online Marketing to Kids: Strategies and Techniques

EXTENSIONS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

- Energy Drinks and Food Bars: Power or Hype? at - TeensHealth.org

- Rethink Your Drink from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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CHAPTER: CYCLING WITH PURPOSE

ACTIVITIES FOR THE CLASSROOM

 

- Science Lesson: Bicycles: How Do a Bike and Its Rider Stay Up?

EXTENSIONS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

 

- The Human-Powered Home

- Website: Build a bicycle blender

- Handout: Build a bicycle blender

- The Physics of Bicycling

- The Science of Cycling

- Alternative Cycling Technologies

- Bicycles for people with disabilities

Community Connections

- Green Options Buffalo

- Bicycle Route Guide

- Bike Maps

 

 

CHAPTER: TAKING ACTION TO CHANGE YOUR COMMUNITY – AND YOUR WORLD

ACTIVITIES FOR THE CLASSROOM

 

- Classroom Leadership Games

- Literature: Make Your Class Animal Farm

- Lexus Eco Challenge Lessons

- Youth Activism Lessons: Doly’s Story

- Taking Action for Social Justice

EXTENSIONS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

 

- Teen Empowerment: Scroll down to “Moving Past Ice Breakers” to watch the YouTube videos.

- A Teen Activist’s Guide to Factory Farms

Community Connections

- doSomething.org

- UGive.org

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CHAPTER: PEAK PERFORMANCE

ACTIVITIES FOR THE CLASSROOM

 

- Sleep Lesson (grades 6-8) from KidsHealth in the Classroom

- Sleep Lesson (grades 9-12) from KidsHealth in the Classroom

- Time Management Lesson from 4-H Clubs

- Teen Time Management Lesson from 4-H Clubs

EXTENSIONS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

- Motivation and the Power of Not Giving Up at TeensHealth.org

- How Can I Get Motivated to Exercise? at TeensHealth.org

- How to Make Homework Less Work at TeensHealth.org

- Studying for Tests at TeensHealth.org

- Design Your Ideal Average Day with this 4-H Club tool

- The 4 D’s of Time Management , a 4-H Club tool

 

 

CHAPTER: BENEFITS OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

ACTIVITIES FOR THE CLASSROOM

 

- Fitness Lesson (grades 6-8) from KidsHealth in the Classroom

- Fitness Lesson (grades 9-12) from KidsHealth in the Classroom

- Sportsmanship Lesson (grades 6-8) from KidsHealth in the Classroom

- Sportsmanship Lesson (grades 9-12) from KidsHealth in the Classroom

- Bringing Physical Education Home

EXTENSIONS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

 

- Food & Fitness at TeensHealth.org

Community Connections

- Youth Sports in Western New York

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CHAPTER: GARDENING

ACTIVITIES FOR THE CLASSROOM

 

- Mostly Plants (Lesson 2) from the Food Day School Curriculum

- Geology Lesson: Which Soil is Best for Plants?

EXTENSIONS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

 

- Biology of Plants

- Green to Clean: Using Plants to Clean Your Soil from Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo

Community Connections

- Start a school garden

- Community gardens near you

- Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo

- Urban Roots Community Garden Center

- Massachusetts Avenue Project

 

 

CHAPTER: FOOD DESERTS

ACTIVITIES FOR THE CLASSROOM

 

- Navigate the Environment (Lesson 4) from the Food Day School Curriculum

- Be an Advocate (Lesson 5) from the Food Day School Curriculum

EXTENSIONS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

 

- Watch Some South Bronx Teens Make an Excellent Video About Bodegas

- Food Deserts Creating Teen “Junkies”

Community Connections

- Food Desert Locator

- FreeFood.org

- Food Bank of Western New York

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CHAPTER: CHRONIC DISEASE PREVENTION & FAMILY HISTORY

ACTIVITIES FOR THE CLASSROOM

 

- Reduce Your Risk: A Promotional Campaign

- What’s Your Family Health History?

- Diabetes Lesson (grades 6-8) from KidsHealth in the Classroom

- Diabetes Lesson (grades 9-12) from KidsHealth in the Classroom

- Obesity Lesson (grades 6-8) from KidsHealth in the Classroom

- Obesity Lesson (grades 9-12) from KidsHealth in the Classroom

- Skin Cancer Lesson (grades 6-8) from KidsHealth in the Classroom

- Skin Cancer Lesson (grades 9-12) from KidsHealth in the Classroom

EXTENSIONS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

- Slideshow, video, knowledge quiz and more about family health history

- Family Health History information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Community Connections

- My Family Health Portrait, U.S. Surgeon General’s Family History Initiative

 

 

CHAPTER: STRESS MANAGEMENT

ACTIVITIES FOR THE CLASSROOM

 

- Stress Lessons (grades 6-8) from KidsHealth in the Classroom

- Stress Lessons (grades 9-12) from KidsHealth in the Classroom

- Benefits of Physical Activity

EXTENSIONS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

- Stress & Coping Center at TeensHealth.org

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CHAPTER: WHAT’S A “LOCAVORE?”

ACTIVITIES FOR THE CLASSROOM

 

- Local Food and Global Health Lesson

- Social Studies: Mapping the Foods of the Old & New World

EXTENSIONS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

Community Connections

- Local Harvest

- Buy Local NY

- Edible Buffalo

 

 

CHAPTER: WHOLE FOODS

ACTIVITIES FOR THE CLASSROOM

 

- Science Lesson: Artificial and Natural Chemicals

- Eat Real (Lesson 1) from the Food Day School Curriculum

- Not Too Much (Lesson 3) from the Food Day School Curriculum

EXTENSIONS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

 

- Recipes at TeensHealth.org

Community Connections

- What's in Season in New York?

- Local Harvest

 

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