PEC: Bulletin Boards for Physical Education

Title of Bulletin Board: Labels For Life

Category: Nutrition

Suggested Grade Level: 3-5

Materials: Nutrition Food Label Poster (make an example on publisher), street signs with rules (healthy rules of the road), letter cut outs and border


This bulletin board was created during our PE Unit - Nutrition Labels and Calories. Students learned how to read and interpret a nutrition label found on food packaging. They also learned how many calories their bodies needed, which depended on age, gender, height, weight and activity levels. This board reinforced what was being taught by allowing the students to review the food label that was posted.

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Along with the nutrition food label, students also learned our "Healthy Rules of the Road". These are located around the sides of the board. Students were able to learn the meaning of common street signs on the road, as well as a way to interrupt those same signs to lead a healthy active lifestyle. In other words, every time students would see the signs on the street, the sign would remind them of a healthy habit they should take part in. The Healthy Rules of the Road are the following:

Rule 1: Stop Sign : Stop for healthy snacks
Rule 2: Bike Route : Be sure to exercise everyday
Rule 3: Yield : Watch for Oils, Slow down on fats, Pass by Sugars
Rule 4: Stop Light : Always Eat Breakfast
Rule 5: Disabled Parking : We are ALL different...Be Patient!
Rule 6: Pedestrian Crossing : Be Happy, Be Healthy, Be Strong
Rule 7: Railroad Crossing : "Train" yourself to make wise choices
Rule 8: School Crossing : Encourage your family to live a HAL (Healthy Active Lifestyle)

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Submitted by Kelley Newman who teaches at South Grove Intermediate School in Beech Grove, IN. Thanks for contributing to PE Central! Posted on PEC: 2/8/2009 12:30:05 AM. Viewed 8413 times since 2/7/2009.

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D. Reynolds

I love your Labels for Life bulletine board idea! I am planning to do a unit on Nutrition and will definitly try your bulletine board.

Thank you!