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Lesson Plan 1: Eating Mindfully

Lesson Plan 1: Eating Mindfully

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Taste preferences and hunger cues should guide when and how much we eat. In this lesson, students will be taught how to eat mindfully, using the principles of intuitive eating. Students will discuss what it means to eat when they’re hungry, eat what their bodies want to eat, consciously enjoy every bite, and stop when they’re full. 

Grade level: 3 - 5

Prep time: 10 min

Lesson Duration: 35 min + Optional Extension Activity (10 min)

Learning Outcomes:

It is expected that students will:

  • Recognize their hunger and fullness cues 
  • Identify how to eat mindfully by using their sense of sight, smell, feel, and taste. 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how to apply these strategies to help them pursue their healthy-living goals.

Lesson includes:

  • Activate, Acquire, and Apply Activities 
  •  Eating with My Five Senses (Printable)

Reading Comprehension Questions include:

  • Have you ever eaten something the way the character in our story did? 
  • Do you find it hard to eat slowly or are you someone who finds it harder to eat quickly? 

Materials required (not included):

  • No Ordinary Apple by Sara Marlowe

NB: Purchase includes access to downloadable resources for 6 months.

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