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ERIC Number: EJ1086298
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0730-3084
Healthy Pokes: After-School Education and Mentoring to Enhance Child Health
Gaudreault, Karen Lux; Shiver, Victoria; Kinder, Christopher; Guseman, Emily
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, v87 n1 p38-43 2016
Childhood obesity and related health consequences are currently considered some of the most important health challenges in our nation today. Early intervention programs designed to teach healthy lifestyle choices and behaviors are imperative to addressing this issue. Evidence suggests that intervention programs offered at an earlier age may reduce the various problems that affect at-risk youth, such as poor academic performance, decreased physical health and issues relating to behavioral health. This article describes an after-school program developed to address the physical activity and health needs of at-risk youth in Laramie, WY. It discusses (1 the importance of a comprehensive approach to addressing child health, (2) the Healthy Pokes program components, (3) weekly club sessions, and (4) the value of community partners.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Wyoming
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