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The Energy Express: All Aboard for Nutrition and Physical Activity Fun!

Happy Kids Nutrition Academy
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This course is designed to help your child develop healthy habits and a positive relationship with food and physical activity.

Class experience

US Grade 1 - 4
Beginner Level
4 lessons//4 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
The five food groups
What are they, and food sources. The importance of eating breakfast every day handout How to Read a Food Label Egg in a mug recipe Breakfast ideas
 Week 2
Lesson 2
What is sugar
Sugar facts true and false quiz Healthy snack options Yogurt taste test
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Appetite vs hunger
What is the difference? Preteen Dietary habits Food influences (family, media, and peers) Tips on how to eat more mindfully Dinner nutrition log handout Mindful eating handout
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Physical activity
How much physical activity is recommended What types of physical activity can you do (aerobic vs muscle) What are the benefits
  • By the end of this course, students will be able to: * Identify and describe the five food groups and their importance in a balanced diet * Understand the concept of sugar and its impact on their health * Recognize the difference between appetite and hunger, and make mindful eating choices * Identify and describe various types of physical activity and their benefits * Develop healthy eating habits and a positive relationship with food and physical activity
Erin Madden has taught courses on nutrition and physical activity to students in grades 1-5, focusing on the importance of making healthy choices and developing healthy habits.

Erin has expertise in:

1. **Nutrition Education:** Erin has a deep understanding of the science of nutrition and physical activity, and is well-versed in teaching students about the five food groups, sugar, appetite vs hunger, and mindful eating habits.
2. **Lesson Planning:** Erin has designed and implemented engaging and interactive lesson plans that incorporate hands-on activities, games, and real-life examples to make learning fun and interactive.
3. **Child Development:** Erin has experience working with students in grades 1-5 and understands the cognitive and developmental needs of this age group.
4. **Parental Engagement:** Erin is skilled in communicating with parents and engaging them in the learning process, providing them with resources and support to help their children develop healthy habits.

Teaching Style: Erin's teaching style is interactive, engaging, and student-centered. She encourages students to ask questions, think critically, and make connections between their own experiences and the concepts they are learning.
Homework Offered
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
For the egg in a mug recipe: 
Microwave safe mug
Nonstick cooking spray
2 Eggs
Salt and Pepper
Cheese or Cheese Stick
Lunch Meat (optional)
Veggies (optional)
Bagel Thin/Toast/Egg McMuffin (optional)

For the yogurt taste test: 

Two 32 oz. containers of yogurts— one healthier and one less healthy.
I like to use “Light N’ Fit Dannon Yogurt” and “Strawberry Yoplait
Original Yogurt”. 
Spoons for each learner enroll
Miniature paper cups (2 per learner enrolled) 
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Information regarding eternal links: 

Youtube: The lesson videos are recorded and uploaded onto youtube. The teacher will post the youtube link to the classroom. 
Google Forms: Every week, there will be multiple choice quizzes created in Google Forms. To protect learners' privacy, learners' email addresses will not be shared with the teacher or with the other students. The quizzes are automatically marked at the completion of the quiz. Learners are welcome to post their quiz results to the classroom. 

Students will not need to create a Youtube or Google account in order to participate. 

Parents should be close by to help with food prep such as cutting or transferring hot food. The experiments use eggs and dairy but the recipes are 100% modifiable to accommodate learners with food allergies and dietary lifestyles. 

1. Whitney, E., & Rolfes, S. R. (2018). Understanding Nutrition (14th ed.). Cengage Learning.
2. American Heart Association. (2017). Healthy Eating Plate. Retrieved from
3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2020). Physical Activity Basics. Retrieved from
Joined August, 2019
At Happy Kids Nutrition Academy, we're passionate about empowering the next generation of young adults to make healthy food choices. Our mission is to educate and inspire a healthy and happy generation through our online nutrition and food science... 
Self-Paced Class


weekly or $80 for all content
4 pre-recorded lessons
4 weeks of teacher support
Choose your start date
1 year of access to the content

Completed by 10 learners
Ages: 7-11

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