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Health Promotion Programs

This engaging elementary school program for grades K-5 uses brief structured "bursts" of physical activity, spread out over the school day, adding up to at least 30 minutes of daily physical activity in the classroom. It is designed to convert time typically spent getting restless students to settle down, or distracted students to concentrate, into productive bursts of physical activity. This can help enhance concentration, behavior, and learning.

This free online video library helps adults to fit brief bouts of physical activity into their daily schedules. It offers options based on each user’s time, interest, need, fitness level, and setting such as the home or office. Each video includes 3 to 8 minutes of physical activity sequences for the upper body, lower body, or core. Funding was provided by the Turn the Tide Foundation and the California Walnut Board.

This 90-minute educational program for grades three and four, teaches elementary school students five clues to make healthful food choices and detect marketing deceptions by using food labels and ingredient lists on packaged food products. It includes a presentation, food demonstration, and a hands-on activity in which children examine food products. The program is also available on DVD.

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PRC Director Dr. David Katz has developed these online music videos for ‘tweens (upper elementary and middle school age students). They are meant to be fun and engaging, while inspiring youth to take ownership of their health. The videos encourage them to think about unhealthful ingredients that could be lurking in their processed foods, and to consider making wiser food choices. Funding has been provided by the Turn the Tide Foundation.

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This middle school nutrition education program is designed to motivate, teach, and help students to develop practical skills to make healthful food choices and adopt a physically active lifestyle. It includes a Prezi presentation and seven optional hands-on activities.

PLEASE NOTE: This program was first developed as a PowerPoint and pilot-tested in two school districts. Since then, it has been converted to a Prezi lesson with expanded content, but the revised program has not yet been formally evaluated.