Explanation of Activity:
This activity will help students understand where to get
nutritious foods and places to go to be physically active within their
You will need graph or plain paper, a writing utensil, and a
red and blue marker, crayon or pen for the Mapping
a Model Community activity.
person or group needs a piece of paper, preferably graph paper.
will create a model community. By now, they should know what a model
community would have (i.e. school, places to be physically active, places
to buy nutritious food, smoke-free environment, etc.). The students can put whatever they want
in their community as long as they have places to be active and places to
get nutritious food. Students may
put as many other places as they want such as a library, shopping mall,
movie theatre, etc. Remember, this is their
using graph paper, 1 graph square should equal 2-3 blocks.
all the places are mapped, students should outline their places to get
nutritious food in red. They should outline their places to be
physically active in blue.
Students should present their model community to the
The following questions will help to summarize the activity:
are some healthy places in your community?
did you choose the places you did for your community?