ERIC Number: ED304430
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: 0
Kids Weigh to Fitness.
Maione, Mary Jane
A description is given of a program that provides preventive measures to check obesity in children and young people. The 24-week program is divided into two parts--a nutrition component and an exercise component. At the start and end of the program, tests are given to assess the participants' height, weight, body composition, fitness level, and nutritional awareness. The total program consists of eight steps: (1) selecting participants; (2) inviting participants to the program; (3) informal meeting with parents and/or participants; (4) parental and medical permission slips; (5) pre-testing; (6) implementation; (7) post-testing; and (8) progress reports. This manual provides suggested activities for each of these steps of the program, including sections on testing students, nutrition and weight control guidelines, exercise guidelines, sample lesson plans, and sample exercise sessions. A bibliography is included. (JD)
Descriptors: After School Programs, Body Composition, Elementary Secondary Education, Exercise, Nutrition, Physical Activities, Physical Education, Physical Fitness
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Publications, P.O. Box 704, Waldorf, MD 20604 ($10.95).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Reston, VA.