ERIC Number: ED193225
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Project SuperHeart. A Heart Disease Intervention Program. Annual Report 1978-1979.
New York State Univ., Coll. at Cortland.
This document reports on the second year of a project developed to improve the cardiovascular health of elementary school children. The project objectives in the second year were to refine and expand the curriculum which included components on cardiovascular health, nutrition, and physical fitness. Increased family awareness and involvement were also sought. One responsibility assumed by the project was collection of baseline data to establish norms for children ages 6-12 years. Participants were randomly selected for the test and control groups, but children who had participated in the first year of the project were placed in a maintenance group to monitor their progress on a longitudinal basis. Program activities included vigorous physical exercise, classes on nutrition and a health lifestyle, and periodic monitoring of heart rate and lung capacity. Informational packets and a newsletter were sent to parents. Data on the project are presented in both narrative and tabular form and requirements are set forth for implementing a similar program in the public schools. Results indicated a significant improvement in the childrens' physical fitness, nutritional status, and health knowledge. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Univ., Coll. at Cortland.