Social media may not always be a distraction for teens! It can serve as a wonderful way to get your entire classroom rallied behind a cause--and we've got a list of Choices-approved campaigns and hashtags to inspire action.
As educators focused on the health and well-being of your teenage students, I am sure you've walked around the cafeteria in a state of defeat: That's an entire table eating corn chips and cheese curls for lunch . . . again?! Is nothing I say about the healthy choices getting through to them? That's why we're so excited about our January cover story about the sinister tricks of the food industry, which we hope will be the motivation your students need to shun junk. Check out our fantastic resources!
Editor's note: In the classroom, when one student get sick, it seems like they all follow. How can you encourage healthy habits? This fun activity from Choices Teacher-Advisor Amy Lauren Smith--a 6th-8th grade health teacher at the Shanghai American School in Shanghai, China, and the brilliant mind behind our Teacher's Guide each month--presents a great way to get teens involved in staying healthy.