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ERIC Number: EJ914273
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 86
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1554-2998
The Role of School Counselors in the Childhood Obesity Epidemic
Larrier, Yvonne I.; Bakerson, Michelle A.; Linton, Jeremy M.; Walker, Lynne R.; Woolford, Susan J.
Journal of School Counseling, v9 n3 2011
Childhood obesity is a significant public health concern. Since 1960, the prevalence of childhood obesity in the United States increased dramatically from 5% to 16.9%. To date many interventions to address obesity in schools have focused on healthy changes to the content of vending machines, school lunches, and the addition of after school activities to increase physical activity. Absent from the professional literature are research and practice suggestions detailing ways school counselors can confront childhood obesity in school settings. The purpose of this article is to explore roles and interventions that school counselors can employ to address this epidemic.
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: ehhddean@montana.edu; Web site: http://jsc.montana.edu
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A