The Good Mood Food Special Part 1 – Moving

Move your mood

A special three-part series on all the weird, wonderful, and warmhearted connections we can find between food and mood. Part one is about how and why humans get up and move. And what this can mean for how we think and feel.

Scroll down for PDF lesson plans and episode prompt cards.

Quiz Answers
Question 1.
What type of water does the sea squirt prefer?
Cool shallow water
Question 2.
Which two ancient civilisations awarded raisins as sports prizes?
Ancient Greeks and Romans
Question 3.
How far can bees fly to make just 1 kilogram of honey?
Three times around the world
Question 4.
What do we call the bacteria that lives in our gut?
Microbes
Question 5.
What is photosynthesis?
The process by which plants use the sun to make food
Question 6.
What type of fruit do Tour de France cyclists carry in their packs?
Bananas, raisins in their bread

Sources

Giulia Enders, Gut: the inside story of our body’s most under-rated organ.
‘How did Alexander the Great sustain his army?’ by Tristan Hughes, Battles of the Ancients, September 5, 2018.
‘Physical activity and mental health: the association between exercise and mood’ by Marco Aurélio Monteiro Peluso & Laura Helena Silveira Guerra de Andrade, Clinics vol.60 no.1 São Paulo Jan./Feb. 2005.
‘The Real Pheidippides Story’ by Dean Karnazes, Runner’s World, December 6, 2016.
‘Exercise and Prebiotics Produce Stress Resistance: Converging Impacts on Stress-Protective and Butyrate-Producing Gut Bacteria’ by A Mika, N Rumian, A B Loughridge & M Fleshner, Int Rev Neurobiol., 2016;131:165-191.
‘Sea squirt’ by The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica, Encyclopaedia Britannica.
‘Photosynthesis’ by The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica, Encyclopaedia Britannica.
‘Bees - fun facts’ by the Science Learning Hub
Pokapū Akoranga Pūtaiao, June 30, 2007.
‘Exercisers Achieve Greater Acute Exercise-Induced Mood Enhancement Than Nonexercisers’ by Martin D. Hoffman & Debi Rufi Hoffman, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,
Volume 89, Issue 2, February 2008, Pages 358-363.
‘This is what you have to eat to compete in the Tour de France’ by Laura Tilt, Cycling Weekly, July 14, 2018.
‘We Are Never Alone: Living with the Human Microbiota’ by Gabriela Jorge Da Silva & Sara Domingues, Frontiers for Young Minds, July 17, 2017.

Credits
This episode was narrated and produced by Alice Zaslavsky
The Sammy Sea Squirt ad was voiced by Courtney Glass
Writer: Sam West
Sound engineering: Sam Lowe
Sound effects editor: Naaman McKinley
Animators: Vera Babida & Tom
Curriculum Specialists: Beverley Laing & Kelly Fullerton
Funding: Hort Innovation

Lesson Plans

For Teachers

Free Australian Curriculum-aligned lesson plans, springboards and activities for Yr 3-6.

The Good Mood Food Special Part 1 – Moving

Yr Level

Learning Area

Curriculum Code
Movement Maths
3 4 5 6
Health and Physical Education, Maths
ACMMG066 ACMMG091 ACMMG114 ACPMP047 ACPMP061
The Good Mood Food Special Part 1 – Reflection Questions
3 4 5 6
Health and Physical Education, Maths
ACMMG066 ACMMG091 ACMMG114 ACPMP047 ACPMP061
The Good Mood Food Special Part 1 Reflection Questions
3 4 5 6
Health and Physical Education, Maths
ACMMG066 ACMMG091 ACMMG114 ACPMP047 ACPMP061
Reflection Questions Overview – Nomcast The Good Mood Food Special Part 1 – Moving
3 4 5 6
Health and Physical Education, Maths
ACMMG066 ACMMG091 ACMMG114 ACPMP047 ACPMP061
Reflection Questions PowerPoint – Nomcast The Good Mood Food Special Part 1 – Moving
3 4 5 6
Health and Physical Education, Maths
ACMMG066 ACMMG091 ACMMG114 ACPMP047 ACPMP061
Reflection Questions Prompt 1 – Nomcast The Good Mood Food Special Part 1 – Moving
3 4 5 6
Health and Physical Education, Maths
ACMMG066 ACMMG091 ACMMG114 ACPMP047 ACPMP061
Reflection Questions Prompt 2 – Nomcast The Good Mood Food Special Part 1 – Moving
3 4 5 6
Health and Physical Education, Maths
ACMMG066 ACMMG091 ACMMG114 ACPMP047 ACPMP061
Reflection Questions Prompt 3 – Nomcast The Good Mood Food Special Part 1 – Moving
3 4 5 6
Health and Physical Education, Maths
ACMMG066 ACMMG091 ACMMG114 ACPMP047 ACPMP061
Reflection Questions Prompt 4 – Nomcast The Good Mood Food Special Part 1 – Moving
3 4 5 6
Health and Physical Education, Maths
ACMMG066 ACMMG091 ACMMG114 ACPMP047 ACPMP061
The Good Mood Food Special Part 1 – Moving
Movement Maths
Yr Level
3 4 5 6
Learning Area
Health and Physical Education, Maths
Curriculum Code
ACMMG066 ACMMG091 ACMMG114 ACPMP047 ACPMP061
The Good Mood Food Special Part 1 – Reflection Questions
Yr Level
3 4 5 6
Learning Area
Health and Physical Education, Maths
Curriculum Code
ACMMG066 ACMMG091 ACMMG114 ACPMP047 ACPMP061
The Good Mood Food Special Part 1 Reflection Questions
Yr Level
3 4 5 6
Learning Area
Health and Physical Education, Maths
Curriculum Code
ACMMG066 ACMMG091 ACMMG114 ACPMP047 ACPMP061
Reflection Questions Overview – Nomcast The Good Mood Food Special Part 1 – Moving
Yr Level
3 4 5 6
Learning Area
Health and Physical Education, Maths
Curriculum Code
ACMMG066 ACMMG091 ACMMG114 ACPMP047 ACPMP061
Reflection Questions PowerPoint – Nomcast The Good Mood Food Special Part 1 – Moving
Yr Level
3 4 5 6
Learning Area
Health and Physical Education, Maths
Curriculum Code
ACMMG066 ACMMG091 ACMMG114 ACPMP047 ACPMP061
Reflection Questions Prompt 1 – Nomcast The Good Mood Food Special Part 1 – Moving
Yr Level
3 4 5 6
Learning Area
Health and Physical Education, Maths
Curriculum Code
ACMMG066 ACMMG091 ACMMG114 ACPMP047 ACPMP061
Reflection Questions Prompt 2 – Nomcast The Good Mood Food Special Part 1 – Moving
Yr Level
3 4 5 6
Learning Area
Health and Physical Education, Maths
Curriculum Code
ACMMG066 ACMMG091 ACMMG114 ACPMP047 ACPMP061
Reflection Questions Prompt 3 – Nomcast The Good Mood Food Special Part 1 – Moving
Yr Level
3 4 5 6
Learning Area
Health and Physical Education, Maths
Curriculum Code
ACMMG066 ACMMG091 ACMMG114 ACPMP047 ACPMP061
Reflection Questions Prompt 4 – Nomcast The Good Mood Food Special Part 1 – Moving
Yr Level
3 4 5 6
Learning Area
Health and Physical Education, Maths
Curriculum Code
ACMMG066 ACMMG091 ACMMG114 ACPMP047 ACPMP061