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Developing a School Wellness Program

As many of you are aware, childhood obesity is one of our nation's leading health threats. Today, about 1 in 3 children and youth (ages 2-19) in the United States is already overweight or obese -- that's nearly 25 million young people.

  • Disappearing recess: Nearly one-third of elementary schools do not schedule recess on a regular basis.
  • Less physical education: 92% of elementary schools do not have daily physical education classes year-round. About 1/3 of high school students take daily physical education classes.
  • Unregulated nutrition: Foods offered in school vending machines are often of little nutritional value and can be loaded with fats, sugars, salt and calories.
  • Poor nutrition: Only about 20 percent of high school seniors report eating fruit and green vegetables five or more times a day.
  • Diabetes on the rise: Type 2 diabetes used to be called "adult-onset diabetes." Now, the rise in childhood obesity is linked to a dramatic rise in the number of children suffering from type 2 diabetes.

Some experts believe that if obesity among kids continues to increase at this rate, our current generation could become the FIRST in American history to live shorter lives than their parents.

There is no single cause and no single solution for childhood obesity. As a result, school health programs are moving the needle by collaborating with parents, students, community members and business partners to transform schools into healthy campuses. By assessing your current school wellness program, following a step-by-step roadmap for success, implementing best-practice resources, developing sustainable action plans and writing school wellness policies to ensure sustainability, your school will transform into a healthier place for students to learn, play and grow.


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Agenda

Overview of a School Wellness Program

  • Roadmap for Making School Health Changes - 6 Step Process
  • Creating a School Wellness Council
  • Evaluating Your School Environment
  • Celebrating Success Through National Recognition

Components of the School Wellness Programs That Help Create Successful Implementation

  • Ideas to Get Kids Moving Before, During and After the School Day
  • Free Tools and Resources to Infuse More Physical Activity and Nutrition Education Into the School Environment
  • Utilizing Community Partners to Provide Physical Activity and Nutrition Education

Partnering With Local Health Care Providers for Sustainable School Wellness Programs

  • Connecting Children and Families to Physical Activities in the Community
  • Educating Children and Families on Healthy Eating Strategies
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This course was last revised on February 27, 2012.

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Michelle Owens

Alliance for a Healthier Generation

  • National Student and Employee Wellness Manager
  • Speaks at national conferences on infusing physical activity and nutrition education into core subject areas, importance of employee wellness programs in creating a healthier school environment and schools and community programs working together to create change
  • Conducts regular workshops and webinars on physical activity and nutrition education for students and staff
  • Writer of the Journey’s Afterschool Curriculum in collaboration with Foundations, Inc. and June Learning
  • Former positions held are elementary and middle school teacher, reading and family support trainer for Johns Hopkins and the Success For All Program
  • Member of the National Afterschool Association, Healthy Out-of- School Time Coalition, North Carolina AAHPERD, North Carolina Afterschool Coalition (board member), North Carolina Child Care Resource & Referral Advisory Committee
  • B.A. degree in psychology and B.S. degree in education
  • Can be contacted at 252-473-3776 or [email protected]

Jacob Weiers

UnitedHealthcare

  • Currently serves as a School Wellness Coordinator with United Health Groups Active 8 for Kids program in Hall County Schools, GA
  • Has 15 years of experience in promoting wellness and has served as a teacher, coach, and personal trainer
  • Has brought 25 out of 26 of the elementary and middle schools into the Healthy Schools program with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation
  • Brings awareness through district-wide wellness activities, parental education, and school-based wellness initiatives
  • He facilitates the implementation of program goals and objectives, providing support for the school nurses and P.E. teachers through the management of fitness related assessments and weight-related measurement
  • Holds an Educational Leadership Certification from the University of West Georgia and a Project Management Professional certification
  • Master of Science in physical education, Emporia State University; B.A. degree in health and physical education K - 12, Bethel College in St. Paul, Minnesota
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Published 2012
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