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Come and Get It:
Nutrition and Fitness for Lifelong Health

Come and Get It! Nutrition and Physical Activity for Lifelong Health was developed through the Carol M. White Physical Education Program, an initiative of the U.S. Department of Education. The 20-lesson curriculum was designed specifically for high school students in Alternative Education Programs such as continuation high schools, community day schools and schools located in juvenile detention facilities. It was piloted at four schools in the Santa Cruz County Office of Education Alternative Education Program.

The goal of this course is to give students a basis of knowledge and skills to make healthy lifestyle choices that support their whole "well-being" and encourage them to make positive changes in their nutrition and physical activity health behaviors.

Downloads: This course is available in pdf format. Click on the following links to download either the entire 200-page curriculum or select selections.

Come and Get It — All

Come and Get It — Sections


Nutrition and Physical Fitness

  • Lesson 1: Take a Look at Whole Health
  • Lesson 2: Nutrients and the Body
  • Lesson 3: Reading Food Labels — What's Really in It?
  • Lesson 4: My Food Pyramid
  • Lesson 5: Calorie Intake
  • Lesson 6: The Physical Fitness Components
  • Lesson 7: Setting Goals for Healthy Eating and Physical Activity

Influences/Choices/Decision Making

  • Lesson 8: Influences on Nutrition and Physical Activity
  • Lesson 9: Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Choices
  • Lesson 10: Decision Making for Nutrition and Physical Activity
  • Lesson 11: Unhealthy Dieting Behaviors
  • Lesson 12: Healthy Eating Habits
  • Lesson 13: We Are What We Eat
  • Lesson 14: Exploring Body Image

Physical Activity

  • Lesson 15: Cardiorespiratory Health: Learning about Heart Rate Zones
  • Lesson 16: Flexibility and Muscular Strength
  • Lesson 17: Sports Medicine and First Aid for Active People
  • Lesson 18: Exercise Prescription


Course Outline