Energy Balance 101: Enrichment Zone

Calling all parents and volunteers! FREE resources bring energy balance to clubs, camps, meetings and more. Fun and flexible, Enrichment Zone helps kids develop an active, healthy lifestyle. Get kids moving everyday using all or part of our new four-module program. Get started.

Enrichment Zone is exactly what our Healthy Living Pathway needed to help get kids moving. The fact that it is free and so flexible allows us to recommend this fantastic program to all our green schools!

Jennifer Hammonds
National Wildlife Federation
Eco-Schools, USA Science Education and Curriculum Specialist

Energy Balance 101: Enrichment Zone was created to be used by non-profit organizations and within their existing curriculum, afterschool programming, community programs or with volunteers. It incorporates and reinforces key Energy Balance (EB) 101 concepts, promotes physical activity and inspires kids to be mindful of their daily energy balance for life.

The activities are designed to be fun, playful and motivational; age-appropriate and inclusive of all skill levels and abilities; and suitable for a range of indoor/outdoor facilities with a range of resources.  Although these activities are educational and nutrition- or fitness-oriented, they are more casual than a school lesson plan. Many encourage free-form outdoor play and teach fun games that incorporate physical activity and can be easily replicated at home.

Resources

EB101: Enrichment Zone can be used as a full program (45 minute sessions, a few times a week for 4-6 weeks), or by including elements that best fit a student’s needs on a given day.

  • Download Entire Program

    Includes an overview and guide for parent volunteers,an all-new Pre-K program, a K-5 program, activity and recipe baskets, a chart bank and a certificate of achievement.

    The Enrichment Zone resources are divided into four modules with activities for each encompassing “Energy In” (food and nutrition-related activities) and “Energy Out” (physical activities), but focus more heavily on “Energy Out” in order to maximize the opportunity to participate in part of the recommended daily 60 minutes of physical activity during the afterschool hours.

    DOWNLOAD PRE-K PROGRAM (PDF)
    DOWNLOAD ENTIRE K-5 PROGRAM (PDF)
    DOWNLOAD K-2 MODULE (PDF)
    DOWNLOAD 3-5 MODULE (PDF)

  • Download Activity Basket

    Add more “energy out” to your event! Designed for use by parents and volunteers, these fun games and physical activities will amp up the action at clubs, meetings and other social gatherings. Use along with the modules as suggested, or grab and go to get across the importance of physical activity whenever you’re leading a group of kids.

    DOWNLOAD PRE-K BASKET (PDF)
    DOWNLOAD K-5 BASKET (PDF)

  • Download Certificate of Achievement

    Kids love to show what they know! Use this certificate to reward and congratulate them when they complete the EB101: Enrichment Zone!

    DOWNLOAD CERTIFICATE (PDF)