Eat Move Win Perspective #3: Online Nutrition Lessons Enable More One-on-One Teaching


Eat Move Win Perspective #3: Online Nutrition Lessons Enable More One-on-One Teaching

14, February 2019 8:00 AM

Eat Move Win Perspective #3: Online Nutrition Lessons Enable More One-on-One Teaching

High school health, science, and PE teachers all over the U.S. are looking for a nutrition curriculum that is comprehensive, current and—most importantly—fun. Our Eat Move Win program fits the bill. Eat Move Win is an interactive, five-lesson program that empowers high school students to take small steps to better eating and healthier habits.

Created in collaboration with registered dietitian nutritionists and education professionals, Eat Move Win provides an engaging learning experience for students, while leveraging technology to help teachers work smarter, not harder.

We believe you’ll love our program, but we want you to hear from other teachers as well. In this series we’ll introduce you to five teachers that have experienced and loved our program. Read on to see the solution Eat Move Win offered to a teacher looking to engage one-on-one with students.

Click here for the previous perspective.

Karen is a teacher at Clear Lake Public High School in Lakeport, California. She teaches health, earth science and 21st century life skills. The basic requirements for the health education class are nutrition, sex education, wellness and first aid.

The Problem

Karen feels that her role in the classroom is one of facilitating the delivery of education. She does this by keeping her students engaged while she works one-on-one with those in need of her help. She found that it was particularly important to provide this level of attention in the freshman classes.

The problem was that while she was providing this level of focus, the rest of the class needed to have something to do that was meaningful, accessible and provided immediate feedback. These are things that simply don’t happen during a traditional lecture.

“If there isn’t something for the students to produce directly following a lecture, the lesson tends to lose meaning for them.”

For Karen, the tipping point was the realization that standing in front of a class delivering a lecture, dumping information in front of her students was not the best way to impart knowledge. She wanted to do something different that was stimulating and effective.

Finding the Solution

Karen currently uses a number of digital tools in her approach to teaching including Google classroom, which helps her to set up her own lessons, and Edpuzzle, which allows her to insert questions on an educational video which her students run on their individual computers. Playback is paused at each question while the students provide the answer.

Karen’s main objective was to find online high school nutrition lesson plans that would fit in this environment. She was pleased when she found Eat Move Win because it provided her with a complete and robust solution, unlike other digital platforms.

Specifically, Karen looked for solutions that:

  • were interesting

  • came in bite size chunks

  • allowed students to work independently at their own speed

  • provided immediate feedback

  • enabled Karen to check up on others during class

Online teaching tools are becoming mainstream because they enable teachers to become information curators who facilitate learning while providing one-on-one attention to those who really need it.

Implementing the Solution

Karen found registration for Eat Move Win easy and the lesson organization intuitive and straightforward. She was happy that she had direct access to each of the students’ accounts.

“I loved the Kahoots, those were amazing and fun—the kids really loved them too.”

The modules were easy to use, they made sense to the kids and flowed very well together.

The Results

After using the Eat Move Win program, Karen began noticing that students were requesting to include healthier foods in their lunches from home. She noted that they were interested and engaged in their lessons and really spent time assessing and evaluating their food choices. Additionally, she saw that her students’ retention of the material was high and that their grades were very good.

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