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ERIC Number: ED225040
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
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Weight: Helping Kids Keep It Off!
Lokken, Mary
This paper describes a group counseling weight loss program, Weight Group, for elementary school students who are already overweight for their age and body structure. The selection procedures for group members and the general format of the sessions are outlined, and the need for confidentiality is stressed. The rules for Weight Group members are listed and a typical format for a session, including activity descriptions and time allotments, is given. Activities suggested include charting of progress and special group recognition for successful weight losers. A series of eight stimulus activities, designed to help teach proper nutrition and alternatives to junk foods, are described. Parental involvement is suggested if the program is to succeed and if those who lose weight are to receive the necessary reinforcement to keep it off. Exhibit A is a sample letter to parents describing the program and requesting parental permission for the child's involvement. Exhibit B is a sample progress report to be sent home to parents during the course of the program. Exhibit C is a list of rules for parents of children in Weight Group, and Exhibit D is a sample check sheet for group participants to record progress. (JAC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A