What is Active Eating?

Active Eating is a series of K-8 lesson plans that use fun physical activities to educate children about making healthy food choices. Developed by New York Road Runners, in conjunction with Healthy Start, LLC and an expert panel of nutritionists and health educators.

Active Eating lessons explore the importance of each meal, the value of eating a variety of foods, healthy and less healthy food options, and how to select foods that help our bodies stay strong. Each activity is designed to be done in 10-15 minutes to fit into busy schedules.

Active Eating Features

  • Age appropriate curricula sets with 23-25 lessons each for grades K-8
  • Individual lessons with clear, simple instructions and objectives
  • A list of all national U.S. education standards met by each each activity
  • Units on Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Snacks

Why We Created Active Eating

Healthy eating and physical activity are the two most significant self-managed factors affecting people's health. We believe both should be addressed regularly in every child's education. A natural complement to NYRR's youth running programs and resources, Active Eating helps educators and parents with little time or expertise engage their children in fun activities that teach them to think about what they eat and make smart food choices.