Eat Move Win Perspective #1: Technology-Based High School Nutrition Lesson Plans


Eat Move Win Perspective #1: Technology-Based High School Nutrition Lesson Plans

12, December 2018 12:05 PM

Eat Move Win Perspective #1: Technology-Based High School Nutrition Lesson Plans

High school health, science, and PE teachers all over the U.S. are looking for a nutrition curriculum that is comprehensive, current and—most importantly—fun. Our Eat Move Win program fits the bill. Eat Move Win is an interactive, five-lesson program that empowers high school students to take small steps to better eating and healthier habits.

Created in collaboration with registered dietitian nutritionists and education professionals, Eat Move Win provides an engaging learning experience for students, while leveraging technology to help teachers work smarter, not harder.

We believe you’ll love our program, but we want you to hear from other teachers as well. In this series we’ll introduce you to five teachers that have experienced and loved our program. Read on to see the solution Eat Move Win offered to a teacher in a one-to-one computing environment.

Michael is a 28-year-old, newly credentialed high school educator. He teaches health, PE and weight lifting at Hancock County High School in Lewisport, Kentucky, a small picturesque community located on the banks of the Ohio River. He has a personal connection to the area, as he attended the school where he now teaches.

Following graduation from high school, Michael continued his education by earning an associate’s degree in science. He went on to play professional baseball for the Baltimore Orioles for four years before deciding to pursue a career in teaching. He returned home to teach after earning his K-12 teaching credential.

The Problem

As a new teacher, Michael struggled to find appropriate technology-based teaching content that would be compatible with the school’s one-to-one computing environment where each student is issued their own iPad. Additionally, some of the existing materials he used to teach PE had a small section on nutrition, but it was neither adequate nor up to date for teaching a complete nutrition unit. In summary, the problem definition was:

  • He was new to teaching nutrition to high school students

  • His only resources were outdated health textbooks

  • He was looking for something that would engage the students

Finding the Solution

Michael found other teaching resources online, but all of them were small pieces of the lesson plan that he needed to assemble. His specific requirements for the ultimate solution included:

  • Cost: if it had cost anything, he would not have been able to use it

  • Flexibility: he needed to cherry pick modules since he was in the middle of the semester

  • Technology: the solution needed to embrace technology, as it is an integral part of teaching at his school

After scouring the internet, Michael discovered Eat Move Win. This program offered complete high school nutrition lesson plans that fulfilled the requirements for his Health Education class. Eat Move Win  provided a comprehensive solution to his problem.

Implementing the Solution 

Michael was continuously looking for resources to add to his lesson plan, even after he began teaching the health class. The structure of Eat Move Win enabled him to simply select the segments he was missing in his lesson plan and plug them in directly.

Michael found that the Eat Move Win staff were excellent and very quick to respond to problems. For example, he needed some clarification during the registration phase and was able to get the answers he needed almost real-time from cheerful, courteous staff members.

“I was brand new to technology in the classroom and was super happy to find that Eat Move Win  worked so well within our teaching environment. It was just easy.”

The Results 

One of the main reasons Michael decided to go with Eat Move Win was to enable students to work independently at their own pace so that he had the freedom to move around the classroom. This enabled him to focus on them individually and provide answers to specific questions that the students had.

The fact that Eat Move Win is a complete high school nutrition curriculum meant that Michael was able to select and focus on portions that he wished to emphasize while spending less time on those that he did not.

He was especially pleased with the level of engagement that the program fostered in his students. The materials were fun to teach, fun to learn and delivered an education that was likely to take hold and stimulate an awareness of the importance of nutrition.

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