This episode takes a look at how schools across the metro are addressing the difficulties of increasing students' physical activity. This show and companion program guide includes featured segments on: A Rationale for Physical Activity at School; Going Green; Physical Education--Moving More of the Time; Getting More Out of Recess; Movement in the Classroom; and Before- and After-School Activities.
Host Nick Haines and his panel examine the obstacles and challenges facing schools in their battle against sedentary lifestyles and look at examples from area school districts that are reinventing physical education and increasing physical activity for students.
Making the mind-body connection is the goal of The Active Brain, a documentary that looks at the benefits for children engaging in daily physical education in school, and how through this class they are providing the brain the necessary connections it needs to be prepared to learn.
This training manual and DVD were created to help pre-kindergarten classroom teachers integrate learning and physical activity through movement exploration. Included are an introduction to movement exploration, samples of basic and intermediate movement problems, and tips for preparing the environment and presenting movement problems that result in physical activity.
The walking school bus is a program that has been implemented at the elementary schools to encourage the children and families to be physically active and allow them to engage in physical activity. Central California Regional Obesity Prevention Program helps to create healthier communities in the San Joaquin Valley that support healthy eating & active living.
Lyonpo Yeshey Zimba, Minister of Works and Human Settlement, Bhutan, discusses using Gross National Happiness as an alternative to the Gross National Product. In addition to economic activity, the Gross National Happiness measures factors such as cultural integrity, conservation, governance, physical and mental health, community values and education in the small, mountainous country.
The American Dietetics Association National Conference poster and video provide an overview of this "Childhood Obesity Prevention Program for Pre-Kindergarten Children at Head Start Programs." The purpose of this program was to conduct a 9-month evaluation of a targeted minimal intervention program to decrease the risk of obesity by increasing physical activity, and offering healthier snacks.