This module provides an overview of the importance of wellness and nutrition as students learn about choosing health care providers, medications, physical examinations, and creating a practical wellness plan.
The Wellness and Nutrition module is designed according to the AES course framework, which includes four phases:
Below you'll discover how AES can help you teach your students about wellness and nutrition according to these four phases.
In this activity, students use a role-play activity and class discussion to explore healthy and unhealthy factors that affect a patient's overall health.
In this unit, students will learn about: wellness as they identify areas of holistic health, list alternative therapies, give examples of how wellness affects health care systems, and identify factors of healthy living.
2. Healthy Living
In this unit, students will learn about: types of nutrients and the parts of MyPlate as they name the six food groups, find the amount of food they need from each one, and list types of therapeutic diets.
2. Food Groups
In this unit, students will learn about: how people choose health care providers, differences between prescription and over-the-counter medications and brand name and generic medications, procedures of a physical examination, and the procedure for testing far vision.
1. Choosing Providers
2. Physical Examination
In this unit, students will learn about: effective ways to manage stress as they create a wellness plan.
2. Wellness Plan
In this activity, students will journal about holistic health, therapeutic and regular diets, and stress-reducing techniques. A class discussion can follow.
In this activity, students work in groups to create a wellness campaign. The campaign will include a persuasive poster, a short speech and a short class activity all trying to promote the group's specific wellness related topic.
In this activity, students work in pairs trying several stress reduction techniques. Afterwards they decide which technique they like best.
In this activity students work in a group to create a board game that demonstrates the results of making good and bad on the players' health and wellness.
In this activity students review an alternative medicine topic and develop a public service announcement to inform consumers or health professionals.
Students will review articles for information related to a topic in the module. Once an article is found, students complete a Current Event form.