Food, Fitness and Fun

by  McMillen Health

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This program challenges students to be fit for life. During the Food Frenzy activity, students race against time to discover the functions of nutrients in a healthy diet. They play Snack Attack and grasp the concept of nutrient density in food. Cardio Challenge inspires the pursuit of an active lifestyle while demonstrating how sedentary and cardiovascular activities are different.

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About This Program


By Request: $210.00
By Request Premium: $195.00

Schedule 5 of the same program on the same day and one will be free! For the UK, the fee is 98 British Pounds. Please include a purchase order number when you submit a reservation. Bridging fees will be paid by the customer. An invoice will be sent after successful delivery of each program. A 1.5% late charge will be added 30 days after the invoice date. Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours prior to your confirmed videoconference date to avoid billing. Payment is due in full upon receipt of the invoice. Checks should be made to McMillen Health in US Dollars. Non-payment will result in the denial of further registration from your organization.


45 Minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 4, 5

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:

There is no maximum, but for optimum interactivity, we suggest no more than 35 students.

Primary Disciplines

Family & Consumer Science, Health/Physical Education

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)

Booking Information

Sorry, this program is not currently available. To inquire about future availability, please contact McMillen Health

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

A full fee will be charged to sites that cancel with less than 24 hours of notice. We will not charge for programs cancelled due to natural causes or if there are technical problems that do not allow a connection.

About This Provider

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McMillen Health

Fort Wayne, IN
United States

McMillen Health provides health education to over 60,000 youth and adults a year. Our professional health educators are experts in the health education field and are prepared to answer any questions your students can think of! Create excitement and encourage youth to make healthy lifestyle choices when you participate in one of our programs. When you partner with McMillen Health, we provide up-to-date, engaging and fun-filled programs that were developed to align with the National Health Education Standards and the Indiana Health and Wellness Standards. Our programs add to, and reinforce, your lesson plans. Schedule 4 programs in one day and receive the 5th free!

Twila Smith

Program Details


1. We will discuss the food guide pyramid and what it tells us.
2. Student volunteers will match food groups to the major nutrient that food group provides.
3. Other student volunteers will match the nutrient function to each of the six major nutrients.
4. Nutrient density is explained but then illustrated by the Snack Attack activity.
5. Cardio Challenge helps students discover the difference between sedentary and cardiovascular activities.


1. Identify the six major nutrients.
2. List the major function of each major nutrient.
3. State that food provides nutrients and energy necessary for growth, health, and activity.
4. Identify healthy food groups and the main nutrients each group provides.
5. Explain the concept of foods having varying nutrient densities.
6. State why the body needs calories and identify where calories come from.
7. Explain how calories can be controlled through diet and exercise.
8. Identify how a high fat diet can lead to various diseases including heart disease.
9. Recognize that cholesterol and fatty deposits on artery walls are a result of diet and lack of exercise.
10.List three benefits of regular exercise.
11.State the effect inactivity has on strength and endurance.
12.Predict the result if nutrient intake and exercise are not balanced.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

US National Health Education Standards: 1, 2, 3, 5, 7.
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State Standards

Visit mcmillenhealth.org for the alignment to Indiana Academic Standards for Health and Wellness.