(3 credits/45 hours) In-serivce credits only
Childhood Obesity: A Growing Epidemic Among Our Youth
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According to recent statistics published by the Center for Disease Control, (CDC), approximately thirty-two percent of children and adolescence are classified as overweight or obese. This course will explore the various factors that contribute to the obesity crisis among children in this country including: behavioral, environmental, social, economical, and cultural factors. Students will also examine the roles the media and American culture play in determining food and lifestyle choices. This course will also provide insight on the scientific causes and consequences of obesity in regards to both health and economic consequences. Students will research government programs which battle obesity, such as the “Lets Move” campaign launched by First Lady Michelle Obama. In addition, students will learn strategies that schools and teachers can implement in order to prevent childhood obesity. A must for all educators K-12!
ON-LINE (3 credits/45 hours) in-service credit only
5 Key Strategies for Constructive Cooperative Learning
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