Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Due to the lack of proper information with regards to nutrition, food choices, and the lack of physical activity is creating a supersized problem, namely childhood obesity in schools. As future educators, it is important to do all we can to help prevent childhood obesity in the classroom so we can help prevent the next generation of obese adults. Four surveys, three lesson plans, and interactive activities on nutrition, food choices, and physical fitness were conducted over a three-week period in a special education classroom. The students were assessed on their previous knowledge and they then learned about proper nutrition, healthy food choices, and how to stay active through handouts, classroom demonstrations and outside activities. By giving students the proper information and interactive lessons, they are empowered to choose the kind of life they want to live. This way, they have a better chance of going from a healthy and active child to a healthy and active adult. Additionally, we might be able to help prevent future generations of obese children.
Noce, Natalie I., "The supersized generation : the dangers of childhood obesity" (2011). Capstone Projects (Campus-Only Access). 392.