Our Team’s Response to Covid-19

During this incredibly challenging time, the EatMoveGrow (EMG) team stands by our local, state, and national public health partners as they work tirelessly and heroically to serve us all.

Even though school days and daily routines look and feel different right now, EMG is still committed to providing tools to support healthy lifestyle opportunities for children and their families in their new circumstances. Physical distancing and isolation will reduce the spread of the virus but have also created additional barriers for children to eat well and be physically active. In response, EMG has put together a dashboard of tools to assist tele-educators and parents providing education at home include components of healthy living in daily routines. EMG is here to serve as a resource for you. When you need support – reach out to us – and know that we are here for you.

Stay healthy and well,

The EatMoveGrow Team

Learn more about Covid-19 in Louisiana

Growing Up Fit Classroom Curriculum

While students are learning at home, EatMoveGrow is sharing the healthy lifestyles classroom curriculum, Growing Up Fit Together, designed to meet Louisiana Department of Education health education standards and benchmarks. Developed for pre-k to grade 3 the curriculum addresses important health education topics such as heart health, food pyramid, screen time, MyPlate, 5-2-1-0 and oral health. Each GUFT lesson provides a lesson plan and activity sheets to reinforce the highlighted topic in all core subjects.

60 minutes of physical activity is important to every child, every day!

Physical activity provides a multitude of important physical benefits, contributing to the development of bones and muscles, heart and lungs and the maintenance of healthy body weight.  As important during the chaotic times created by Covid-19, physical activity offers important psychological benefits to children as well. Additionally, physical activity has been shown to support self-expression and build self-confidence and social interaction.

Activity can include lots of things – free play, games, sports, biking, chores, and planned physical activity.

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GoNoodle Good Energy

Free online resources that provide tons of ways for kids and families to be active, stay mindful, and keep on learning! Best of all – it’s fun for everyone!
GoNoodle Good Energy provides:
• Movement, yoga, and mindfulness videos
• Downloadable math, reading and science activities
• Recommended off-screen home activities
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PE at Home Calendar

This Physical Education at Home calendar offers a new activity for each day of the month to help every student get 60 minutes of activity a day. The research is clear: There is a significant, positive and directly proportionate connection between school PE and academic performance. Children benefit from daily physical activity in multiple ways, many of which support their achievement in subjects like math, science, social studies and Language Arts. Boost your home schooling success by scheduling physical education time too.
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Create a Playground on your Driveway with Chalk

EatMoveGrow research tells us that drawing structured play spaces on empty concrete surfaces increases the intensity and minutes of physical activity for children. Using only sidewalk chalk and a little imagination, you can make a new outdoor play space that engages both your children’s body and mind.
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