Includes bibliographical references (p. 208-217) and index.
The significance of health and wellness
Snapshot on nutrition
Ideas to promote healthy eating habits
Snapshot on physical activity
Ideas to increase physical activity
School and community collaboration.
This dynamic resource will help classroom teachers jump start their students into a healthy lifestyle. The author takes us through understanding the obesity crisis and offers practical ideas 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. (source: Nielsen Book Data)