Jump Start Health!: Practical Ideas to Promote Wellness in Kids of All Ages

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This dynamic resource will help class-room teachers jump start their students on the path to a healthy lifestyle. The author helps us understand the obesity crisis and offers practical idea for incorporating wellness initiatives into the elementary curriculum. Each idea presented has a clear learning objective, addresses federal health standards, and includes a step-by-step approach with' activities for the classroom. This hands-on, comprehensive book provides a set of tools that will help teachers and health ...

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Jump Start Health! Practical Ideas to Promote Wellness in Kids of All Ages: Practical Ideas to Promote Wellness in Kids of All Ages

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Overview

This dynamic resource will help class-room teachers jump start their students on the path to a healthy lifestyle. The author helps us understand the obesity crisis and offers practical idea for incorporating wellness initiatives into the elementary curriculum. Each idea presented has a clear learning objective, addresses federal health standards, and includes a step-by-step approach with' activities for the classroom. This hands-on, comprehensive book provides a set of tools that will help teachers and health practitioners improve the eating habits and exercise patterns of youngsters nationwide.

Unlike other health curricula, Jump Start Health! is unique because it provides teaching materials that:

Ask a range of critical thinking questions.

Encourage collaboration and community building.

Embody the National Education Standards and National Health Standards.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807751787
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,365,698
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xiii

Part I Coming to Terms with Childhood Obesity

1 Overview 3

The Childhood Obesity Epidemic 3

Concern Over Childhood Obesity 8

Time to Address the Childhood Obesity Epidemic 10

About Jump Start Health! 11

Conclusion 13

2 The Significance of Health and Wellness 14

The State of Health and Wellness 14

The Media and Body Image 19

The Federal Government and Health and Wellness 22

Conclusion 28

Part II Nurturing Healthy Dietary Habits 48

3 Snapshot on Nutrition 33

Grains 33

Vegetables 35

Fruits 37

Milk 37

Meat and Beans 40

Oils 42

Salt 44

Sugar 45

Conclusion 47

4 Ideas to Promote Healthy Eating Habits 48

Assumptions Guiding the Ideas 48

Background on the Ideas 51

The 15 Ideas 57

Part III Promoting Regular Physical Activity

5 Snapshot on Physical Activity 117

Mounting Support for Physical Activity 117

The Trouble with a Physically Inactive Nation 121

Benefits of Regular Physical Activity 123

Contrast Between Physical Activity, Exercise, and Physical Fitness 126

Fulfilling the Physical Activity Recommendations 127

Physical Activity and Exercise at School 130

Conclusion 135

6 Ideas to Increase Physical Activity 136

Assumptions Guiding the Ideas 136

Background on the Ideas 139

The 13 Ideas 143

Part IV Beyond the Classroom: The School and Community as Channels for Promoting Health

7 School and Community Collaboration 189

Preparation for Action 189

Ideas for School and Community Collaboration 199

Conclusion 207

References 208

Index 218

About the Author 226

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