The Healthy Kids Quest is a free resource package for teachers and community group leaders aimed at encouraging young people to make healthy lifestyle choices. This resource package is part of the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum’s (CAFM) five-year commitment to food literacy. The program was initially developed by the CAFM with support from Nestlé Canada and the Government of Canada.
The Healthy Kids Quest can be downloaded from the CAFM website and meets cross-curricular requirements for grades one to three. The lesson plans are suited to curricula across all of Canada’s provinces and territories. The material extends beyond the Health and Physical Education curriculum to English, Mathematics, Science and Technology, and Social Studies.
Teachers and community group leaders can tailor activities and challenges to their own class and setting, and they can download the package in either English or French. Each theme includes an introductory lesson plan, a theme-specific challenge, one or more follow-up activities and an information sheet for parents.
The class commits to the Healthy Kids Quest and explores themes of healthy food and being physically active. As a class, they set a realistic goal to take on during the program, that once achieved earns rewards – for instance a homework free evening or a pyjama day in class.
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