Advisory Resources

About the 6 Measures

As defined by the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, the six measures for managing their lifestyle choices, and proven preventative treatment for chronic disease are as follows:

Move: Increasing Physical Activity & Exercise

Nourish: Transitioning to a Healthy & Plant-based Diet

Social: Maintaining Healthy Relationships

Chill: Managing Stress

Caution: Avoiding Risky Substances & Behaviors

Recharge: Getting Enough Sleep

The Big Picture Living website is the resource hub for students and advisors where you will find vetted resources from ACLM, student projects, and ways your advisory can get involved.


Get ready for the 2021/22 school year! Click here to download the Big Picture Living marketing calendar to prepare for all of the challenges we have coming up! 


Big Picture Living Teacher/Advisor Guide

The Big Picture Living Teacher/Advisor Guide is intended for advisors and teachers to use with their advisory, for learning plan meetings, Who Am I projects, student-driven real-world projects, and at student exhibitions. This guide incorporates the great work students from all over the world have done in around the American College of Lifestyle Medicine’s healthy lifestyle 6 Measures to other students, schools, their families, and communities.

Share Your Resources

The Big Picture Living team are collecting and sharing resources on ways you are integrating the 6 Measures in to your practice.

Big Picture Living Advisory Google Drive

As you submit resources tied to the 6 measures, a Big Picture Living team member will add to the drive.
Do you have a resource to add? Let us know in the form below!

Share Your Resource
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Thanks for submitting!

Ideas to Get Started

Big Picture Living Cookbook

Students at The MET in Rhode Island have worked with a local nutritionist to learn about nutrition. They've also worked to collect their favorite recipes in a school cookbook.

The Big Picture Living Challenge

Click on the link to download the Big Picture Living Challenge. Fill out the page, snap a photo and share your answer on social media using #BigPictureLivingChallenge.  

Big Picture Living Personal Health Plan

Encourage your students to fill out a personal health plan

Presentation on Healthy Relationships

Health and Academic Achievement Study

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Add to the Student Spotlight

We are excited to put the spotlight on your students and their work around the 6 measures.
We would love to showcase their work on the Student Spotlight page.



Share their work with Isary VargasGuerra at to be added


Tag us #BPLiving on social media.