Childhood Obesity Awareness & Prevention

Student eating lunch  One of the gravest issues facing our nation's kids today is childhood obesity. What can teachers and our schools do about it? We can start with improving school lunches and teaching about nutrition and exercise in our classrooms. Arm students with the knowledge of how they can help themselves, and how they can make intelligent, informed choices about what they eat, inside the school and out, and how often they get outside and play. Use these resources for Childhood Obesity Awareness Month (September) or any other time of year.

Exercise and Sports

Get active! Whether it's sports or just play, kids need activity to lead healthy lives.

Lunch and Nutrition

Eat well in the classroom and out!

Literature Resources

Connect health to your reading.

Gardening Resources

Teaching kids about where their food comes (the garden!) from is a fun way to encourage health and wellness.

Additional Resources

Teachers aren't the only ones invested in the fight against childhood obesity. Esteemed British chef and television personality Jaime Oliver is know for his fight to improve school lunches; First Lady Michelle Obama advocates for healthy changes direct from the White House; and plenty of parents blog regularly on the subject, as do some brave students.

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