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How much sleep do we really need?

Watch the following clips.

Kids Sleep BTN episode

Teen Sleep BTN episode

1. What’s the last thing you do before you go to bed?
2. What has a new study found about using electronic devices before going to bed?
3. The light emitted from electronic devices can affect how well we sleep. True or false?
4. When it gets dark, your brain clock decides it is sleep time and tells another part of your body to release what chemical?
5. Why do we need sleep?
6. If we don’t get enough sleep it can affect our…
      a. Concentration
      b. Memory
      c. Learning
      d. All of the above
7. What can we do to get a better night’s sleep?
8. Experts say that turning off screens at least an hour before going to bed is a good idea.
True or false?
9. How much sleep do you think you need each day?

Conduct your own sleep study. Record how long you use electronic devices for before going to bed and how many hours of sleep you get each night.

Click here to find out how fast your reactions are (you will need a mouse for this activity) – record your results.

When you are finished take this fun quiz about sleep.

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Are you a healthy eater?

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Do you eat a balanced diet?

Do you know why it is important to have a healthy diet?

Do you know how many serves of fruit and vegetables you should have every day?

Find out if you know what a healthy diet is by playing the Food balance game

You need to create a healthy menu for one day but using foods from the 5 food groups for meals and snacks. If you are successful Peach or Basil will walk across the tight rope, if not they will lose their balance and fall!

Did you learn anything about a balanced diet from playing the game?

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Fresh Faced Friday

Fresh Faced Friday BTN Episode.

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On a piece of write down what you want to “Tear Up” around the outside of the paper  i.e. negative self talk you find yourself saying about your body, media practices you want to see changed.

Tear It Up

Tear all that negative stuff from the outside of the paper, scrunch it up and throw it away as a symbol of taking a fresh and healthy look at you.

Share It

On your torn blank centre write your Fresh Faced Friday message of support for you and others to be body confident. Take a snap and share your #FFF “Tear It Up” message.

Discuss the issues raised in the BTN story.

What does body image mean? What is positive (or healthy) body image? Think about all the things which would help a young person to develop a positive body image.

What is negative (or unhealthy) body image?

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