Chap._2_-_School_Wellness_Plans

Chap._2_-_School_Wellness_Plans - Establishing School...

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Unformatted text preview: Establishing School Wellness Plans Chapter 2 Healthy Tips of the Day  Check serving sizes on food labels  Watermelon and lycopene  Use the shadow rule  Sleepy drivers  Six pack?  Lick your wounds Key Terms • Leisure: time during which somebody has no obligations or work responsibility • Health: general condition of the body or mind • Wellness: physical well-being, especially when maintained or achieved through good diet and regular exercise • Major goal in school: – Improve nutrition, health and fitness levels of the school population, their families and the surrounding communities; – To improve the attendance and academic performance of participating students – To raise awareness throughout eh region about the importance of nutrition and exercise Need for School Involvement • Growing obesity and physical inactivity rates in youth! • Children accumulate the recommended amount of PA each school day adoption of regular PA habits • Schools cannot do it alone Health & well-being of children is not a new role for school: • 2001: Surgeon general identifies overweight and obesity as critical public health risk. • Action for Healthy Kids (AFHK) is formed by 60 different organizations. • 2002: Institute of Medicine (IOM) develops action plan. Recent Timely, Merging Initiatives NFL’s Play60 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans (USDHHS, 2008) Active Schools CDC’s (2009) Youth PA: The role of schools First Lady Michelle Obama’s (2010) Let’s Move!...
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This note was uploaded on 08/21/2011 for the course KIN 2577 taught by Professor Carson during the Winter '10 term at LSU.

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