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ERIC Number: EJ976349
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0892-4562
Integrating Nutrition into the Physical Education Curriculum
Green, Heather L.
Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, v25 n6 p16-18 Jul-Aug 2012
Obesity among children and teens continues to be a major public health concern in the United States. Approximately 16.9% of children and adolescents age 2-19 years are obese. To address this epidemic, schools have been encouraged to develop a coordinated school health program, which includes an interdisciplinary approach to nutrition education. Teachers in all subject matters, especially physical educators, are being called upon to teach nutrition education as a way to help reinforce nutrition concepts learned in the classroom. This article provides physical educators with information on how to integrate nutrition lessons into their classes and presents a sample lesson that physical educators can use to incorporate nutrition into their curriculum. (Contains 3 tables.)
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. 1900 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191. Tel: 800-213-7193; Fax: 703-476-9527; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States