ERIC Number: ED208325
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Childhood Obesity: A School-Based Program.
This model of an eight-week childhood obesity program for intermediate elementary through junior high school students addresses the social, psychological, and physical penalties often incurred by obese children. The materials detail the program format in terms of: (1) a daily food log; (2) a discussion of proper nutrition; (3) a contract for physical activity; (4) an eating survey to explore feelings and behaviors; (5) related films and books; and (6) a survey and discussion about body image. Parental involvement and encouragement and early intervention are suggested as strategies for helping obese children create new and healthy lives for themselves. (Author/JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Personnel and Guidance Association (St. Louis, MO, April 12-15, 1981). Best copy available.