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Physical Activity and Nutrition for Health

Physical Activity and Nutrition for Health

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    Kids are struggling with weight issues as they never have before. In fact, more than 15 percent of children ages 6 to 19 are overweight, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Those same kids face greater risks of developing type 2 diabetes, elevated cholesterol levels, and heart disease. They’re also more likely to experience depression, anxiety, social isolation, and decreased attendance at school.

    To combat this problem, many schools are turning to coordinated school health models to develop healthier students. And that’s where Physical Activity and Nutrition for Health comes in.

    This book and CD-ROM package will help you promote fitness and nutrition among students and staff, and its nutrition services tools will help you garner support from parents and community members to enhance student success. This package includes

    • 60 developmentally appropriate, pilot-tested lessons for fitness and nutrition;
    • CD-ROM with 124 reproducibles, including 16 family activities, 45 worksheets, 6 transparencies, 27 exercise cards, 24 food cards, and 6 station cards;
    • tools that offer practical ideas for building student health physically, emotionally, and cognitively;
    • cross-curricular information that supports other subject areas and is adaptable for various grades;
    • multiple assessment techniques; and
    • family and community activities.

    The lessons are easy to understand and ready to go. In integrating fitness and nutrition concepts as part of a healthy lifestyle, the lessons will help students improve in all components of health-related fitness now while establishing healthy behaviors for the rest of their lives. The lessons are adaptable to involve children with disabilities and include challenges for higher-level and higher-skilled students. All the lesson plans are tied to the WOW! Health Education Series and can be used within that series or on their own.

    Section I explores the energy equation, including the calories for energy and the role of the heart and respiratory system in providing energy during exercise. Section II introduces the concept of aerobic activity and presents the FIT principle and the function of carbohydrate and fat as fuel sources for aerobic activities. Section III focuses on improving strength, endurance, and flexibility, and it broadens nutritional knowledge as it relates to weight management and obesity. Section IV emphasizes physical activity and nutrition as parts of a healthy lifestyle.

    Physical Activity and Nutrition for Health will help you plan and implement physical education and nutrition education programs that significantly improve health and reinforce standards in health, physical education, mathematics, and science. The fitness elements, nutrition services, and parent involvement tools all address major components of the CDC’s coordinated school health model.


    Reference for elementary physical education teachers, elementary classroom teachers who teach health or physical education, and elementary health educators.

    Table of Contents

    Introduction: Warm-Up, Cool-Down, and Stretching Exercises

    Section 1 Energy Connection
    Lesson 1: Fueling Up
    Lesson 2: Calorie Calculator

    Energy Balance
    Lesson 3: Turbo Charged
    Lesson 4: In and Out Diner

    Heart Structure
    Lesson 5: Heart Facts I
    Lesson 6: Follow the Red and Blue Road
    Lesson 7: Take It to Heart

    Heart Function
    Lesson 8: Heart Facts II
    Lesson 9: Circulation Patterns
    Lesson 10: Chamber Circuit

    Heart Rate
    Lesson 11: Body Beats
    Lesson 12: Windows of Opportunity

    Lesson 13: Training Heart Rate
    Lesson 14: Pacing Practice

    Section 2 Food for a Workout
    Lesson 15: Where’s the Fat?
    Lesson 16: Feeling Fats
    Lesson 17: Skim and Trim

    Lesson 18: Carbohydrate Loading
    Lesson 19: Supermarket Sweep

    Keep Moving
    Lesson 20: O2 (Oh-Two)
    Lesson 21: Aerobic Kickball
    Lesson 22: Cardio Hoops

    Cardiorespiratory Fitness
    Lesson 23: What’s in a Workout?
    Lesson 24: Challenge Course
    Lesson 25: Station to Station

    Frequency, Intensity, and Time
    Lesson 26: FIT
    Lesson 27: 7-5-3
    Lesson 28: Moving With Moo

    Lesson 29: Target Practice
    Lesson 30: Aerobic Voyage

    Section 3 Power Fitness
    Lesson 31: Protein Power Chains
    Lesson 32: Pump It Up With Protein

    Lesson 33: Water Logged
    Lesson 34: Do Yourself a Flavor

    Exercise Progression
    Lesson 35: Better, Stronger, Quicker
    Lesson 36: Fitness Challenge
    Lesson 37: Probability Fitness

    Types of Flexibility
    Lesson 38: The Bends
    Lesson 39: Personal Flexibility Routine
    Lesson 40: Flex Moves

    Muscles and Bones
    Lesson 41: Extreme Muscle Measures
    Lesson 42: Build a Better Body

    Lesson 43: Overload
    Lesson 44: Back Yourself Up

    Section 4 Promoting a Healthy Lifestyle
    Active Living
    Lesson 45: My Physical Activity Pyramid
    Lesson 46: Healthy Living
    Lesson 47: Aerobic Bowling
    Lesson 48: Jump for Life

    Food Guide Pyramid
    Lesson 49: Pyramid Power
    Lesson 50: Stack ’Em Up

    Food Portions
    Lesson 51: How Do You Measure Up?
    Lesson 52: Sizing Up Our Servings

    Balanced Diets
    Lesson 53: Rate Your Plate
    Lesson 54: The Case of the Label Connection

    Body Systems
    Lesson 55: Follow the Food
    Lesson 56: Oxygen Grab

    Goal Setting
    Lesson 57: Checking In on Height and Weight
    Lesson 58: Push-Up Challenge
    Lesson 59: Cooperative Games
    Lesson 60: Keep on Walking

    About the Authors
    CD-ROM User Instructions

    About the Author

    Christopher A. Hopper, PhD , is associate dean for teacher preparation and credentialing and a professor of kinesiology at Humboldt State University in Arcata, California. He has degrees from the University of Exeter in England and the University of Oregon. Dr. Hopper is a specialist in adapted physical education and has helped promote active lifestyles for children with disabilities. He has played and coached soccer at the high school and college levels. Dr. Hopper has authored six other books and has served on numerous curriculum and advisory committees for Humboldt State University and has written dozens of articles and chapters in books. He has served as a consultant to school districts on promoting health and physical activity.

    Bruce Fisher, BA , is an instructor at Humboldt State University focusing on teaching math and science in the elementary curriculum. He has also served as a fieldwork coordinator, supervisor of student teachers, and seminar instructor. He was a distinguished teacher in residence at Humboldt State from 1997 to 2000. Mr. Fisher is coordinator and trainer for Humboldt County Beginning Teacher Support and has been an elementary teacher, instructional services teacher, and teacher of the severely disabled. He has written three other books with the coauthors of this book, has written and published many articles, and has received numerous professional honors, including the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Humboldt County Office of Education and a National Educator Award. He has been a member of Computer-Using Educators, the National Teacher of the Year Association, the California Science Teachers Association, and the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development.

    Kathy D. Munoz, EdD, RD , is a professor of nutrition and chair of the department of kinesiology and recreation administration at Humboldt State University. She is a member of the American Dietetic Association (ADA) and the California Dietetic Association (CDA) and has completed the certification in Adult Weight Management. She has published in Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, Children's Health Care, Journal of Nutrition Education, and International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise. With the coauthors of this book, she has written a series of curriculum guides for elementary teachers, which is published by Human Kinetics. She is currently coauthoring a college-level textbook for beginning nutrition majors. Dr. Munoz has been recognized for her research in and development of asynchronous learning with an award from the Bbionic Course Contest, an international competition sponsored by Blackboard, Inc., which helps universities host classes online.