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The Healthy Kids Project

KLRN’s Healthy Kids Project supports healthy lifestyles by influencing eating decisions and physical activities. The project engages all types of learners: visual, auditory and kinesthetic.

Helping children learn healthy habits

Consider this. Can you name anything you do without using your body?

Is there one?

Unconscious acts like sleeping, thinking, or breathing all happen as a person uses his or her body.

We Have Bodies is the first of ten lessons of The Healthy Kids Project. In We Have Bodies, content addresses the fact that we use our bodies for everything we do in life-- and that is why it is VITALLY important to take good care of them.

From this entry point, the project uses song, movement, animation and a cast of perfectly imperfect characters, the Zuber Tubers, to deliver key messaging that contrasts healthy choices and attitudes with unhealthy behaviors.

The Healthy Kids Project is created to engage all types of learners: visual, auditory, or kinesthetic. There are 10 one-minute videos and correlating lesson plans, aligned to the TEKS, to educate and excite Kindergarten, First and Second graders on key concepts about health.

Each lesson begins with a 60-second video with lively animation, music, and healthy messaging. The videos can either be used in sequence (1-10) to create a full story arc or as standalone videos. Each video can be played as frequently as you choose to introduce different lesson activities while reinforcing the key health messages.

Also, in each of the lesson plans, there is an “a la carte” list of activities that you can select. You have the maximum flexibility to decide how these units can best fit into your classroom, your curriculum, and your schedule. However you use the materials, the important thing is to use them.

Visit here to meet the Zuber Tubers.

Healthy Kids Videos

The Healthy Kids Project

KLRN’s Healthy Kids Project supports healthy lifestyles by influencing eating decisions and physical activities. Through project resources, the audience is introduced to songs, live action movement, animation, and a cast of “perfectly imperfect” characters to deliver key messaging that contrasts healthy choices and attitudes with unhealthy behaviors.

The station partnered with Harlandale Independent School District and Edgewood Independent School District to pilot the project in School Year 2013-2014 in San Antonio. Through the project, we shared media resources and lesson plans with 30 educators reaching 1,200 students.

KLRN partnered with Edgewood ISD in 2014-2015 to deliver the program at all 10 elementary campuses—reaching over 2,900 students and supporting over 150 educators.

In School Year 2015-2016, KLRN partnered with Edgewood ISD to continue implementation across all 10 elementary campuses- reaching over 2,800 students and supporting 140 teachers. The station presented an in-service training at each campus and met with each Campus’ Grade Level Teams to connect with the teachers.

When asked:

  • “Do you plan to use the materials next year?": 80% of teachers shared that they would continue to teach the material.
  • “Would you recommend the program to other teachers?”: 91% of teachers shared that they would recommend the program.
  • “Would you recommend the program parents?”: 95% of teachers shared that they would recommend the program.

To learn more about the project and for additional support, we encourage you to reach out to Mary at (210) 208-8405.

Lesson Plans

Teaching even one child the importance of caring for the body can positively impact generations to come.

Quick Start Cards (English)
Quick Start Cards (Spanish)

Lesson 1: We Have Bodies (English)
Lesson Plan: We Have Bodies
Overview: We Have Bodies
Resource: A Week of Healthy Choices
Resource: The Important Thing About My Body

Lesson 1: We Have Bodies (Bilingual)
Lesson Plan: We Have Bodies
Overview: We Have Bodies
Resource: A Week of Healthy Choices
Resource: The Important Thing About My Body

Lesson 2: Hello, Body (English)
Lesson Plan: Hello, Body
Overview: Hello, Body
Resource: How Many Joints? (First Grade)
Resource: How Many Joints? (Second Grade)

Lesson 2: Hello, Body (Bilingual)
Lesson Plan: Hello, Body
Overview: Hello, Body
Resource: How Many Joints? (First Grade)
Resource: How Many Joints? (Second Grade)

Lesson 3: Sugar: Master of Disguise (English)
Lesson Plan: Watch Out For The Sugar Baddie
Overview: Watch Out For The Sugar Baddie
Resource: Where is Sugar Hiding?

Lesson 3: Sugar: Master of Disguise (Bilingual)
Lesson Plan: Watch Out For The Sugar Baddie
Overview: Watch Out For The Sugar Baddie
Resource: Where is Sugar Hiding?

Lesson 4: The Couch Potato Blues (English)
Lesson Plan: The Couch Potato Blues
Overview: The Couch Potato Blues
Resource: Potato Connection Recording Sheet

Lesson 4: The Couch Potato Blues (Bilingual)
Lesson Plan: The Couch Potato Blues
Overview: The Couch Potato Blues
Resource: Potato Connection Recording Sheet

Lesson 5: (Not About) Perfection (English)
Lesson Plan: (Not About) Perfection
Overview: (Not About) Perfection
Resource: There's Only One Me

Lesson 5: (Not About) Perfection (Bilingual)
Lesson Plan: (Not About) Perfection
Overview: (Not About) Perfection
Resource: There's Only One Me

Lesson 6: Help Each Other (English)
Lesson Plan: Help Each Othe
Overview: Help Each Other
Resource: My Hands Help Others
Resource: Sequence the Story

Lesson 6: Help Each Other (Bilingual)
Lesson Plan: Help Each Other
Overview: Help Each Other
Resource: My Hands Help Others
Resource: Sequence the Story

Lesson 7: The Water Song (English)
Lesson Plan: The Water Song
Overview: The Water Song
Resource: How We Use Water
Resource: The Water In Me

Lesson 7: The Water Song (Bilingual)
Lesson Plan: The Water Song
Overview: The Water Song
Resource: How We Use Water
Resource: The Water In Me

Lesson 8: Foods That Grow (English)
Lesson Plan: Foods That Grow
Overview: Foods That Grow

Lesson 8: Foods That Grow (Bilingual)
Lesson Plan: Foods That Grow
Overview: Foods That Grow

Lesson 9: Healthy Choices A to Z (English)
Lesson Plan: Healthy Choices A to Z
Overview: Healthy Choices A to Z

Lesson 9: Healthy Choices A to Z (Bilingual)
Lesson Plan: Healthy Choices A to Z
Overview: Healthy Choices A to Z

Lesson 10: Health Feels Great (English)
Lesson Plan: Health Feels Great
Overview: Health Feels Great
Resource: Activity Cards

Lesson 10: Health Feels Great (Bilingual)
Lesson Plan: Health Feels Great
Overview: Health Feels Great
Resource: Activity Cards