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KNHTAKEHOMEFINAL - Lindsey Faucher KNH 232 TAKE HOME FINAL...

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Lindsey Faucher KNH 232 TAKE HOME FINAL 1. Health and Learning Potential 1. Explain the difference between health promotion and disease prevention efforts, and give an example of how each of these efforts could be used to enhance the learning potential of children. a. Health promotion is the educational, environmental, financial, and organizational efforts to help people reduce negative health behaviors and promote positive change. Disease prevention involves the actions designed to reduce risk for illness (primary), to intervene when risk is increased (secondary), and to treat and rehabilitate when disease occurs (tertiary). An example of how health promotion could be used is to enhance the learning potential of children would be using alcohol anonymous programs. For children, an example of health promotion would vision screenings, which would allow them to see the importance of getting things checked out and making sure everything is okay with your body and your health. An example of how disease prevention efforts are used to enhance the learning potential of children would be that children are more likely to lead healthy lives if they are educated on health-related topics. If a child does not understand the impact they can have on their own body, then they will not do the things necessary to lead a healthy life. 2. Identify three ways that a child’s environment could have a positive effect on learning, and three ways in which it could have a negative effect. a. One way that a child’s environment could have a positive effect is if there are a lot of supermarkets in the area. Fruit and vegetable consumption increases 32% for each additional supermarket in a local community. Another way is if there are a lot of parks and walking trails in the area. Higher income areas tend to have well lit streets, fewer unoccupied buildings, more neighborhood watch and other safety measures. Another way is if a child lives in a higher-income area. It has been shown that moving from a high poverty neighborhood to a low poverty neighborhood is associated with a 50% increase in available places to be physically active. One way in which it could have a negative effect is if the are is high in poverty, which means that the child’s family will not be able to buy as much healthy food (usually costs more) and will not have safe walkways/parks. Another way is that if a child lives in a bad area they will be less likely to be allowed to even play outside, which means that they will get less exercise and not be as active. Another way is if a child’s parents live in a low-poverty area and therefore feed them fast food because it is more efficient and cheap. Once children start these bad habits early on, they will stay with them for a long time. All of these things contribute to how a child learns, because physical activity and eating healthy all affect how a child acts and learns in school.
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3. In your role as a health educator, discuss the challenges you would face with a child who has
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This note was uploaded on 12/29/2011 for the course KNH 245 taught by Professor Abigailterry during the Spring '10 term at Miami University.

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