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ERIC Number: EJ867673
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0730-3084
Fun & Fit, Phase I: A Program for Overweight African American and Hispanic American Children from Low-Income Families
Meaney, Karen S.; Hart, Melanie A.; Griffin, L. Kent
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), v80 n6 p35-39 Aug 2009
Fun & Fit is a program designed to create positive physical activity experiences and to promote healthy lifestyle choices among overweight children from low-income African American and Hispanic American families. The program is a collaborative project between Texas Tech University and the Lubbock Independent School District funded through a grant received from the United States Department of Education. The primary goals of Fun & Fit, Phase I were to (1) have participants experience fun and success in physical activities, (2) provide multiple occasions for the children to engage in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity, (3) increase participants' knowledge about nutrition and wellness, and (4) give Texas Tech University students opportunities to hone their teaching skills through participation in a university service-learning course. This article describes the development and implementation of the Fun & Fit program. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas