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This tutorial is provided as an example of what your instructor is looking for in this particular assignment This is the original work of the author and your final submitted assignment should be that of your own work The author received high A s on all works submitted for the same class This tutorial should be used as a guide only Developing Nutritional Awareness in Elementary Aged Children Name School Today s obesity rate among school children ages 6 to 11 has nearly doubled over the past 20 years Almost 20 of our young children are classified as obese Center for Disease Control and Prevention 2008 These numbers are far too high and must be lowered to ensure the long happy and healthy lives of these young people Although many of these cases of obesity in our young children are aggravated by additional health problems the majority of cases are due to over consumption of calories With a lack of physical activity to expend these large intakes of calories In basic terms our children are over eating eating foods that are not good for them and not partaking in enough physical activity If these young people are not educated as to the importance of proper nutrition and regular exercise the result Will be health complications in the form of high cholesterol or high blood pressure increased risk of bone and joint related problems sleep disturbances Which can affect the ability to achieve optimal brain function necessary for success in education and any number of psychological problems Which can result from low selfesteem or ridicule by peers Center for Disease Control and Prevention 2008 For these reasons a program has been developed for these elementary aged children to aid in their advanced knowledge about the benefits of healthy eating habits the risks associated With poor nutritional habits and the need to participate in regular physical activity The program Will be focusing on children aged 6 to 11 In addition the program Will be offered free of charge to any student meeting the age requirement Three sessions of one hour length will be offered each week for 6 weeks during the physical fitness period of the school day These sessions will consist of 30 minutes of physical activity and 30 minutes of educational activities which will include age appropriate games presentations and activities designed to further enhance awareness and foster good health practices Incentives will be offered for various milestones reached throughout the program and upon completion each child will receive a certificate of achievement Near completion of the program a poster contest will be open to all students participating in the program who have not missed any session This contest will have participants construct and educational poster which will hang in the classrooms which demonstrates the importance of healthy eating and regular exercise One winner from each grade will receive a grand prize which is appropriate for their specific age and gender and additional prizes will be given for second and third place winners These prizes will promote physical activity and will include prizes such a bicycle for grand prize winners All program participants who attend each session offered and all activities will be eligible to attend a Graduation Party which will be held at the local water park In addition all participants will receive a certificate of program completion Program Goals 1 Participants will develop a regular exercise program for themselves which will consist of 30 minutes of physical exercise 3 times per week minimum 2 Participants will be able to identify each of the food group categories and assess their nutritional intakes to meet the requirements for their age group as related to the food pyramid recommendations United States Department of Agriculture 2008 3 Participants will be able to identify a minimum of 3 health risks associated with poor nutrition and lack of exercise 4 Participants will be able to plan a menu comprised of breakfast lunch and dinner in which all daily requirements recommended for their age group is met without exceeding these recommendations Program Incentives Children ages 6 to 11 are interested in having fun Therefore in an effort to increase interest in the program the incentives offered must meet the criteria of fun for this age group In addition children require positive reinforcement which will be offered in the form of weekly recognition for attending and participating in each program session Children who attend sessions will be eligible for Bonus Bucks These Bonus Bucks will be earned for each session attended as well as each activity completed within the session For example Attendance of a session will earn 1 Bonus Buck completion of 30 minutes of physical activity during a session will earn 1 additional Bonus Buck and completion of the session activity will also earn an additional Bonus Buck At the end of each week of the program students will be able to use their Bonus Bucks earned at the Cafe The Cafe is a program store supplied with healthy snack choices and toys and games which encourage physical activity In using this incentive program the children are given reward to not only continue interest in the program but also to further encourage positive health choices with regard to nutrition and exercise Poster Contest In the final weeks of the program the participants will be eligible to enter the poster contest This contest will require the child construct an educational poster related to either good nutritional habits exercise or the combination of both nutrition and exercise These entries will be judged on a grade level basis with one grand prize winner in each grade These grand prize winners will achieve a grand prize of a new bicycle appropriate for their age and gender In addition the grand prize winner will receive a ribbon of achievement The grand prize winners will have their posters displayed in the cafeteria of the school for the remainder of the school year Second and third prize winners in each grade will also receive prizes for their effort These prizes will include a variety of toys or games which promote physical activity including basketball hoops and ball s season passes to the local skating rink and passes to the local water park These winners will also receive ribbons of achievement and their posters will be displayed in the student s classroom for the remainder of the year Entries will be judged on their ability to display comprehension of the material presented to them throughout the program which will be translated to their project in a clear and comprehensive manner These winning entries should be able to advance knowledge of the chosen subject matter for other classmates to further enhance awareness of the subject matter All student entries not awarded first second or third prize will receive recognition of their efforts with a certificate of outstanding effort and ribbon of participation In addition these entries will be displayed throughout the hallways of the school for a period of 30 days preceding program completion Program Specifics During participation in the program children will engage in a variety of activities to educate about healthy eating benefits Games will consist of Pyramid Cards in which children will learn to match various foods to the food groups Other activities will include quotWhat does that label sayquot which helps children understand the nutritional content of foods and beverages to enable them to make healthier choices Children will learn about calories good and bad fats and carbohydrates through various worksheet activities and presentations Learn to be healthy 2008 Quizzes will follow each new concept to ensure the child has achieved comprehensive understanding of the material presented The physical activity period devoted to 30 minutes of each session will be comprised of individual and group activities age appropriate to the participants These activities may involve games which require physical activity or general exercise activities which will aid in the child s ability to develop a personal exercise plan for themselves required for program completion Children will be given a food journal and exercise journal to monitor their personal nutritional intakes and habits Conclusion Children should not be suffering the effects of obesity In order to ensure our young children remain healthy and stop the continuous rise of obesity among young children we must increase knowledge about nutrition and exercise This program will give each child this opportunity for increased knowledge In addition children will be taught the critical concepts using age appropriate activities and lesson plans which will increase comprehension thus creating greater chance for continued health promotion References Center for Disease Control and Prevention 2008 Childhood obesity Retrieved November 1 2008 from httpwwwcdcgovhealthyyouthobesityindeXhtm Learn to be healthy 2008 Nutrition and exercise Retrieved November 1 2008 from httpwwwlearntobehealthvorgparentsteacherskitssubscribersnutritionasnx United States Department of Agriculture 2008 My pyramid for kids Retrieved November 1 2008 from httpwwwmypyramidgovkidsindexhtml
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