ERIC Number: EJ1178085
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Blender Bikes: Blending Nutrition and Physical Activity
Ferrari, Theresa M.; Smathers, Carol A.
Journal of Extension, v56 n2 Article 2TOT5 Apr 2018
Many Americans do not meet the recommendations for diet and physical activity. A blender bike can be an effective tool when coupled with hands-on activities that reinforce health recommendations. We created "Blending Nutrition and Physical Activity: An Activity Guide for Use with Blender Bikes" to use when incorporating a blender bike into educational sessions held in classrooms and at afterschool programs, camps, fairs, and other venues. We provide a research-based rationale for implementing blender bike demonstrations and describe activities in the guide that take blender bike use beyond a fun, eye-catching display to experiences that convey nutrition and physical activity concepts and help achieve Extension's health-related goals.
Descriptors: Nutrition, Physical Activities, Dietetics, Health Promotion, Exercise, Food, Integrated Activities, Physical Activity Level, Eating Habits, Adults, Adolescents, Children, Adult Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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