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Minimise Me Unit Outline

Unit Objectives (UO): (Western Australian School Curriculum Framework and ACARA)
Overall this Unit aims to educate Year 7 students on the topic of obesity. Through delivering this unit at a young age it aims to be a foundation for students as they grow and
go through developmental changes. Topics that are aimed to be covered include, the basics of childhood obesity, the causes, risk factors, protective factors, how decision
making plays a part, and interventions and strategies that can be used to help minimise childhood obesity. Through out this unit it is desired that students create and form
opinions on the topic and challenge them though the various topics. Activities in this unit are mostly group orientated and aim to help i cooperation between students and
improve other areas such as social skills, collaborative skills and allow students to form support bases and help them to realise they can talk to other students about others
issues and swell as obesity. Links to the curriculum can be found below with the descriptors that suite the desired outcomes for this unit.
SCSA
Strategies to make informed choices to promote health, safety and wellbeing, such as (ACPPS073):
researching nutritious meals that offer value for money
examining accessible physical activity options in the community
researching a variety of snack and lunch options, and evaluating nutritional value, value for money and sustainability impacts to create a weekly menu plan
researching opportunities in the local community to participate in regular physical activity and examining how accessible these opportunities are for students
Preventive health practices for young people to avoid and manage risk, such as (ACPPS077):
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adoption of the Australian Dietary Guidelines for healthy food choices and serving sizes
investigating preventive health practices relevant to young people, and designing and implementing health promotion activities targeting these practices
investigating food-serving recommendations from The Australian Guide to Healthy Eating and producing a guide to help students make healthy choices when
buying food from the school canteen

Ways in which physical activities improve elements of health and fitness (ACPMP083):
lowered heart rate
lowered cholesterol
improved body composition by lowering percentage of body fat

Wee Topic/Conc Lesson


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ept
Focus/Content

Teaching Strategies and Learning


Activities

Resources

- One Minute challenge


- Before and after (to be completed at
beginning and then end of the program)
- Survey containing open ended questions
as well as topics in obesity that students
would like cover in the area of childhood
obesity
- Choose a corner (form opinions and
views on the topic
- Self-guided learning (review a
newspaper article, online article, or
magazine and find relevant articles on
obesity

- https://uqsport.c
om.au/article/chi
ldhood-obesityshocking-statsevery-parentmust-see
- http://www.aihw.
gov.au/overweig
ht-and-obesity/
- http://www.early
childhoodaustral
ia.org.au/parentresources/childr
ens-healthnutrition/

Introducti - Understand the


on
topics to be
Introduction
covered
to Course
- understand
(obesity,
learning outcomes
What it is,
of unit
summary of - brief introduction
topics to be
into childhood
covered)
obesity
- Know and
understand
assessments to be
completed for
course
- Form opinions on
the topic of
childhood obesity

Assessment

Effects of
Obesity
How obesity
affects the
body, how
to measure
and, an
overview of
what
causes it

- How obesity
- Obesity Tests and Measures
affects an
Self-administered tests that students can
individuals body
completed to measure risk of obesity (e.g
- Health risks of
calculating BMI, skin fold measurements,
aerobic fitness tests)
being obese
- Think-pair-share when various topics in
- Diseases that
happen from
the lessons are being introduced. (Effects
of obesity, risk factors, diseases, etc.)
being obese
- Group Activity: Disease study
- How to measure
risk of obesity and
assign groups a topic each on a disease
that can be caused by obesity. Have them
risk of
research through articles, the internet or
- Overview of the
books about it and then summarise to the
risk factors that
class
cause obesity
- (ACPPS073)

- BMI
http://www.aihw.
gov.au/bodyweight/
- Other
measurement
methods
https://www.hsp
h.harvard.edu/o
besitypreventionsource/obesitydefinition/howto-measurebody-fatness/
- http://www.healt
h.gov.au/interne
t/main/publishin
g.nsf/Content/he
alth-pubhlthstrateg-hlthwtobesity.htm
- http://www.web
md.com/diet/ob
esity/obesityhealth-risks#1
- http://www.healt
hcommunities.c
om/obesity/caus
es.shtml

Obesity
and
physical
exercise

- Understand how
physical education
affects obesity
- why it is important
to exercise
- Have a base of
simple exercises
that can be
performed by
students
- Understand how
much
- (ACPMP083)

Recap Activities on obesity diseases


- https://www.heal
- One Minute Challenge
thdirect.gov.au/o
One on the diseases learnt in the previous
besity-andweek
exercise
another one on various exercises that can - http://www.obesi
be done at home
tyaustralia.org/g
- Graffiti walk
eneral-publicfactsheets/obesity- Spectrum:
and-exercise
Hand out cards or post its with a
measurement of exercise on it. The
spectrum will be low risk of obesity, mild
risk and high risk. Can be altered to have
more aspects in spectrum
- Game of snap

Nutrition
and
obesity

- How nutrition
affects obesity
- What nutritional
risk factors
increase risk of
obesity
- Positive nutritional
recommendations
- Understanding of
the 5 Australian
dietary guidelines
- (ACPPS077)
- (ACPPS073)

- Before and after:


- Supersize me
Focused on diet and its effects on obesity
movie
- Review Australian Dietary Guidelines - ADG Guidelines
https://www.eatf
- Choose a food group
have each student write down a particular
orhealth.gov.au/
guidelines/austr
food one a post it. From there write down
each food group on the board and have
alian-dietaryguidelines-1-5
the students place where they think their
food belongs. Review as class
- https://www.eatf
- Watch Supersize me (continue
orhealth.gov.au/
guidelines/medi
through to week 5)
then 3-2-1 reflect
a-resources
- 5 Food Groups
https://www.eatf
orhealth.gov.au/
food-

essentials/fivefood-groups

Other Risk
Factors
- influences
- fast food
- advertisin
g
- cost and
time

- Advertising and
fast food
- Effects of cost and
time
- Others?
- declining numbers
in community
sports
- (ACPPS077)

Self-guided/Student-guided learning
session:
- Discussion on what else effects childhood
obesity, create brainstorm on whiteboard
- Watch short video on fast food and
advertising
- Budgeting:
Students are allocated a certain amount
of money and from there they go onto the
either the Coles or Woolworths website
and choose foods within the food budget
that target they deem to be within a
healthy diet
- Short video on fast food advertising
- Have class discussion after video with
various questions
- Reflection
what affects your nutrition and physical
exercise decisions?

Short video on
fast food
http://www.fastfoo
dmarketing.org/
http://www.obesity
australia.org/gener
al-public-factsheets/obesityand-fast-food
http://www.apa.org
/topics/kidsmedia/food.aspx
http://frac.org/initi
atives/hunger-andobesity/whatfactors-contributeto-overweight-andobesity/

Feature Article Assessment


(Optional)
students are to create an
article on one of the topics
- fast food and childhood
obesity
- advertising fast food in
sports
- declining numbers in
communities sports etc

Decision
- Understanding of
Making
the standard
decision
decision making
making
model
process and - How to apply
how it
model to risk
affects
factors of obesity
obesity
- What affects
decisions in this
model
- How this affects
obesity
- (ACPPS077)

Recap Tasks
Decision making
model worksheets
- Snap/mix-up
Have questions and answers on separate
cards. Have students work together to try
and get all the cards with corresponding Q
&A
- 1 minute challenge for both Nutrition
and Physical exercise topics
Main activities
- Decision making scenarios (involving
diet and exercise)
- Send a problem

Interventi
ons to
reduce
obesity

- Interventions to
- ABC graffiti
reduced risk of
Using the word obesity students ares to
obesity
break down the word and using each
- what is being
letter create a phrase that or slogan that
can identify what Australia is doing about
done already in
Australia
obesity.
- what is being
- Jigsaw
identify strategies and programs that
done worldwide
Australia has implemented to combat
- interventions that
obesity from the link in the resources.
can be applied to
Group students and allow them to pick a
self, family,
program to research together. Once they
school, and
have completed this mix students up with
communities
students who they did not group with
- How we can
previously and ask them to share their
reduced childhood
research
obesity
- T charts
- (ACPPS077)
Give A3 Piece of paper containing
- (ACPPS073)
headings helpful, unhelpful, safe, and
unsafe
provide list of strategies and scenarios in
the topic of obesity that have been
covered and ask them to put each item on
the list in the area they believe it suites.
- Class discussion
Discussion on previous tasks and why
decisions where made

http://www.public.
health.wa.gov.au/
3/1775/2/wa_heal
thy_children_prog
ram.pm
(contains WA
programs to
reduced obesity)
http://www.health.
gov.au/internet/m
ain/publishing.nsf/
Content/nhwg

Summary
of topic

Overview and
- 1 minute challenge modified
review of each topic
arrange students into groups and assign
them each a topic that should have been
covered.
- Agree and Disagree (same from first
lesson)
from here compare to first lessons
questions
prepare self-reflection sheet that contain
reflective questions for this activity
- Unfinished sentences
- small discussion on topic