ERIC Number: ED460945
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Fit Kid Connection: A Nutrition Education Program for 7th and 8th Graders. Teacher's Workbook [and] Student's Workbook--Reproducible Handouts.
Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.
This educational kit includes a teacher's workbook, a student's workbook, 55 reproducible student handouts, and a 6-session, 60-minute videotape. The program complements the nutrition subject area of Ohio's Competency-Based Program in Health and Physical Education for grades 7-8. Activities are interdisciplinary and closely related to the 9th-grade Ohio Proficiency Test learning outcomes for science, mathematics, reading, writing, and citizenship. The program was developed in response to the overwhelming statistics on childhood obesity and as a means of disease prevention. The program rewards students for making positive behavior changes and helping their families make changes. It also rewards health teachers. The program's video is divided into the following six lessons: What is a Fit Kid?, Shop Smart, Smart Eating on the Run, Smart Moves, Getting the Competitive Edge, and How to Become a Fit Kid. Students learn that they can make healthy food choices that fit their lifestyle, they can become active in a fun way, and they can make the seven changes listed in their Fit Kid Contract to help them become a "Fit Kid." (SM)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Comprehensive School Health Education, Eating Habits, Grade 7, Grade 8, Health Behavior, Health Promotion, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools, Nutrition Instruction, Physical Fitness, Physical Health, Student Behavior
Ohio Department of Education, Division of Student Development, Nutrition Education and Training Program, 65 South Front Street, Columbus, OH 43215-4183. Tel: 614-466-5995.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.
Note: Prepared by the Ohio Nutrition Education & Training Program of the Ohio Department of Education. Videotape (contains 6 sessions; runs 60 minutes) that accompanies this kit is not available through ERIC.