Teen Obesity: How Schools Can Be the Number One Solution to the Problem

Teen Obesity: How Schools Can Be the Number One Solution to the Problem

by William L. Fibkins
     
 

ISBN-10: 1578865115

ISBN-13: 9781578865116

Pub. Date: 09/13/2006

Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc

There is an epidemic of student obesity in America, and educators are ideally situated to identify, intervene, educate, and support overweight students who are headed for long-term illness or premature death. Such an effort will require changes in the way that schools operate. These changes can be implemented with a low-cost budget and by restructuring staff and

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Overview

There is an epidemic of student obesity in America, and educators are ideally situated to identify, intervene, educate, and support overweight students who are headed for long-term illness or premature death. Such an effort will require changes in the way that schools operate. These changes can be implemented with a low-cost budget and by restructuring staff and resources that are currently in place. Fibkins proposes a Circle of Wellness model for schools that includes an intervention effort to promote a health-oriented cafeteria; increased physical activity; healthy levels of blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar; life-skills training groups offered by counselors; outreach to parents; and easy access and referral to community health, mental health, and recreation resources. Teen Obesity will be of interest to administrators, teachers, and parents. To learn more, visit www.williamfibkins.com.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578865116
Publisher:
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
09/13/2006
Pages:
230
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Why Preventing Teen Obesity Should Be a Priority for Schools Chapter 3 How Schools Became Unwitting Partners in Helping Teens Become Overweight and Obese Chapter 4 What Educators Need to Know about the Risks for Overweight and Obese Teens Chapter 5 How School Wellness Councils Can Revitalize the Cafeteria and Food Service System Chapter 6 How Schools Can Increase Physical Activity to Help Students Reduce Weight Chapter 7 Utilizing the Circle of Wellness to Improve Nutrition and Physical Activity for Students Chapter 8 Utilizing the Circle of Wellness Model to Address Staff Overweight, Obesity, and Related Health Problems

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