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Author Fibkins, William L.

Title Teen obesity : how schools can be the number one solution to the problem / William L. Fibkins
Published Lanham, Md : Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2006


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 MELB  616.39800835 Fib/Toh  AVAILABLE
Description ix, 219 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Why preventing teen obesity should be a priority for schools -- How schools became unwitting partners in helping teens become overweight and obese -- What educators need to know about the risks for overweight and obese teens -- How school wellness councils can revitalize the cafeteria and food service system -- How schools can increase physical activity to help students reduce weight -- Utilizing the circle of wellness to improve nutrition and physical activity for students -- Utilizing the circle of wellness to address staff overweight, obesity, and related health problems
Summary "There is an epidemic obesity in America, and educators are ideally situated to identify, intervene, educate, and support overweight students who are headed for long-term illness or premature death. Such an effort will require changes in the way school's operate. These changes can be implemented with a low-cost budget and by restructuring staff and resources that are currently in place." "Fibkins proposes a Circle of Wellness model for schools that includes an intervention effort to promote a health-oriented cafeteria; increased physical activity; healthy levels of blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar, life-skills training groups offered by counselors, outreach to parents; and easy access and referral to community health, mental health, and recreation resources. Teen Obesity will be of interest to administrators, teachers, and parents."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Also available on the internet
Subject Obesity in adolescence.
Teenagers -- Nutrition.
Weight loss.
School management and organization.
LC no. 2006014301
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