Healthy lifestyle choices

Purpose

To promote healthy living and awareness so that choices can be made.

Outcome

Critically analyse a text to identify subtle messages that promote unhealthy choices.

Resources required

  • You may wish to set up an online workspace that can be shared by small groups or the whole class. You could use Google docs or Wallwisher or existing school-based tools.
  • Internet access


Introduction

What kinds of health messages are we exposed to in the media? What can we believe? What kind of mixed messages exist in advertising?

Group activity: You and your family

Explain what healthy living means to you and your family. Describe what living a healthy lifestyle involves for you and your family. What does it look like? This activity can be completed using a shared Google document that you or your teacher have created, or Wallwisher, or as a class discussion.