School Health Programs to “Promote Lifelong Healthy Eating.”
2.See the following resource for (1) recommendations for school-based
intervention in physical activity and education, (2) a bibliography of research articles to support the recommendations and (3) school-level strategies for promotion of physical activity. A United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC) publication: Guidelines for School Health Programs to “Promote Lifelong Physical Activity.”
Research-based programs or activities will be implemented to teach students and create a school environment where students can meet district or school wellness and academic goal(s). The following are examples of research-based programs and/or activities:
1.NUTRITION & PHYSICAL ACTIVITY PROGRAMS:
a.Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH)
Purpose: Designed to promote healthy eating habits and increase physical activity among children and adolescents.
b.Eat Well and Keep Moving
Purpose: School-based program designed to increase physical activity and promote healthy dietary habits among 4th and 5th grade students.
c.Healthy Body Healthy Spirit
Purpose: Community-based program designed to promote healthy dietary habits and increase physical activity. The National Cancer Institute -
Purpose: School-based program designed to increase physical activity and promote healthy dietary habits among 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. Website provides research, sample social studies lesson and information regarding free web-based teacher training.
U.S. Centers for Disease Control “BAM” Website
Only for students:
2.NUTRITION EDUCATION PROGRAMS:
a.Teens Eating for Energy and Nutrition at School (TEENS)
Purpose: School-based program designed to increase fruit and vegetable consumption and to promote healthy dietary outcomes.