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ERIC Number: EJ886137
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-1554-2998
Closing the Obesity Achievement Gap: Evidence-Based Practices that School Counselors Can Help Implement
Perusse, Rachelle; Kailimang, Lukas; Krell, Megan
Journal of School Counseling, v7 n23 2009
School counselors are charged with helping students in the personal/social, academic, and career development domains. Obesity creates adverse educational outcomes for students along these three domains, suggesting an obesity achievement gap. Thus, school counselors can benefit from knowing which interventions have been shown to be successful in working with students who are overweight. This article presents school counselors with five empirically-based interventions to confront obesity in their schools: Student Media Awareness to Reduce Television (SMART), Dance for Health, Planet Health, Stanford Health Heart Program, and PE4Life. The specific role that school counselors can assume to help implement these interventions is also reviewed.
Journal of School Counseling. Montana State University, College of Education, Health and Human Development, P.O. Box 172940, Bozeman, MT 59717. Tel: 406-994-4133; Fax: 406-994-1854; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A