Fitness and Nutrition


Operation FitKids Program, provided by a United Way of Southern Cameron County grant, is a special program that we teach to our youth members. Our lessons are broken into two components - Fitness and Nutrition, to help kids understand that being active and eating well are equally important to maintaining good health and staying fit. As youth staff professionals we understand that children should learn about the extreme dangers of being overweight and obese; as well as the importance of engaging in daily fitness-based activities.  This educational program is a great way to promote fitness and to engage the children in their own well being. Our classes are once a week for 30 - 40 minutes.  The FitKids curriculum is available for grades 3-5 and 6-8. Each curriculum includes colorful illustrations, activity worksheets, vocabulary words & fun, age appropriate examples to keep members interested and engaged thru each lesson.


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      Youth Fitness Curriculum Grades 3-5 


  • Lesson 1: Move & Groove As You Eat To Win
    Fitness - Understand the Kid's Activity Pyramid
    Nutrition - Understand the MyPlate Guidance Plan


  • Lesson 2: Help Smart Kids on the Liquid Lookout
    Fitness - Explain the importance of our hearts and the youth RPE scale
    Nutrition - Identify what to drink for healthy and proper hydration


  • Lesson 3: Walk This Way/Snack Attack
    Fitness - Know your steps and safe walking techniques
    Nutrition - Identify healthy snack choices


  • Lesson 4: Pump It Up/How Much to Eat
    Fitness - Explain the importance of strength exercises
    Nutrition - Explain a food label and its components


  • Lesson 5: Toughen Up/Cut the Fat
    Fitness - Demonstrate muscle-strengthening exercises
    Nutrition - List ways to reduce fat and calories in fast-food meals


  • Lesson 6: Chill Out/Breakfast...Don't Skip It
    Fitness - Explain the benefits of stretching
    Nutrition - Understand the importance of eating breakfast


  • Lesson 7: Putting It All Together
    Fitness - Put lessons 1-6 together to achieve a healthy, active lifestyle
    Nutrition - Put lessons 1-6 together to achieve healthy eating habits

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