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ERIC Number: EJ779239
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 4
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-0887-2376
Choice, Contol and Change: Using Scientific Evidence to Promote Healthful Food and Activity Choices
Koch, Pamela; Barton, Angela Calabrese; Whitaker, Rabi; Contento, Isobel
Science Scope, v31 n3 p16-19 Nov 2007
Childhood obesity and its long-term health implications should be of major concern to science educators. In an effort to support teachers and youth about this growing problem, a five-unit, 19-lesson module entitled Choice, Control, and Change (C3) was developed at Teachers College Columbia University. C3 is a standards-driven and inquiry-based curriculum that is framed around the driving question, "How can we use scientific evidence to help us make healthy food and activity choices?" The curriculum provides teachers and students with rigorous, yet relevant investigations into how an understanding of biology, the environment, and personal behaviors impacts weight and health. (Contains 1 figure and 1 resource.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Center for Research Resources (NIH), Washington, DC.
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