Health Specialist Award

                         Health Specialist

 

The Health Specialist Award is best completed in parts . Below each section is a different part of the award. This can be done over multiple  days/ meetings.

 

Part 1

Memorize I Corinthians 6:19-20 (NIV)

19 Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own
20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body
Do this activity to help you learn 1 Corinthians 6:19, 20.  Use a dry erase board and pen.  Write each word of the verse down on the dry erase board.  Point to each word and say it.  Then, each time you point and say, erase a word and replace it with a blank.  By the end, you should have all blanks and no words.  
Here is an online version of the activity, called Scripture Mastery Help.
Part 2
Describe a proper diet, and list the basic food groups.

The Food Guide Pyramid is one way for people to understand how to eat healthy. A rainbow of colored, vertical stripes represents the five food groups plus fats and oils. Here's what the colors stand for:

2005 Version of the USDA Food Pyramid
•orange — grains
•green — vegetables
•red — fruits
•yellow — fats and oils
•blue — milk and dairy products
•purple — meat, beans, fish, and nuts
 

 If you need some help talking about food groups, here are a couple of resources.

 

Part 3

Explain why your body needs exercise.

For some ideas on explaining the benefits of exercise, check out Kids Health.
 
Part 4
Record the hours you sleep, and tell why you need rest
To help explain why sleep is important, check out Sleep for Kids by the National Sleep Foundation.
 

Part 5

Explain why you need fresh air and sunlight.
To help explain why fresh air is important, check out this Fresh Air Benefits list from the National Wildlife Federation.  To explain sun safety and benefits, check out Kids Health.

Part 6

Explain why water is important for your body. List the number of glasses of water you should drink each day.
 
To help explain water's importance to the body and to figure out how much you should be drinking, check out the Natural Hydration Council.
 

Part 7

Describe and illustrate good dental hygiene.
Keep a record of your daily toothbrushing with these Charts:
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 To help explain water's importance to the body and to figure out how much you should be drinking, check out the Natural Hydration Council.

Part 8

Name three things that may harm your health

Here are some ideas for things that harm our health:. smoking alcohol caffeine sugar

Part 9

Participate in a recognized fitness test
- President’s Challenge. Instructions and tips for earning the President's Challenge Award honor can be found in the Awards for all Levels section.