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Overcoming obesity in childhood and adolescence
a guide for school leaders
Donald Schumacher, J. Allen Queen

Published 2007 by Corwin Press, a Sage Pub. Co., National Association of Elementary School Principals in Thousand Oaks, CA .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Childhood obesity, schools, and society
The essential truths
Practical guides to the essential truths
1.1 Childhood obesity is the number one public health problem of the twenty-first century
1.2 In some children there is a direct continuum from being overweight to becoming obese and overweight children are at higher risks for becoming obese adults
1.3 In your school at least one out of four students is at an unhealthy weight
1.4. Unhealthy weight of students is a major negative impact on personal health and wellness
1.5 Unhealthy weight impacts the academic achievement and emotional-social development of students
The principal's role as an agent of change
The essential truths
Practical guides to the essential truths
2.1 As the instructional leader, you are responsible for guiding and developing the school's vision for overall student success
2.2 Within your role in the implementation of the required federal, state and district standards, one specific task is to provide the leadership in integrating a program for the prevention and education of overweight and obese students within the existing curriculum
2.3 As an instructional leader, you must serve as a healthy role model to teachers, staff, students, parents and members of the community. Healthy role modeling is about making changes
2.4 As principal, you must insure each student has a qualified teacher and provide a comprehensive professional growth plan for each faculty member that includes a personal, healthy weight and wellness component so that he or she can serve as an appropriate role model to their students
2.5 As the leader for the staff development of teachers in your school, you must provide training opportunities for faculty to learn concepts in health and wellness, in addition to instructional techniques for implementing integrated instruction within the classroom
2.6 With direct input from powerful special interest groups, professional organizations, and the food and beverage industry, you must be proactive in implementing successful programs for overweight and obese students. As the school principal, you must develop partnerships with civic organizations, local businesses, medical professionals, and the media to obtain the necessary human and financial resources needed to support the implementation of the above program
2.7 The school principal provides a safe and orderly environment to confront and resolve negative issues impacting the overall growth and academic achievement of all students including those who are overweight and obese
The barriers we face
The essential truths
Practical guides to the essential truths
3.1 Principals must become positive role models
3.2 Parental resistance to solving weight problems can be transferred to children
3.3 Students can create self-barriers
3.4 Weight discrimination can be a barrier created by your teachers and reinforced by other students
3.5 Structural barriers within the school system promote unhealthy food and beverage choices
3.6 Stress and overeating are barriers to controlling the obesity epidemic
3.7 Transitions and resistance to change are barriers
Schools are negative exercise zones
School board, board of education and parent organizations as barriers
Health care provider knowledge base and involvement as a barrier
School principal action plans
The essential truths
Practical guides to the essential truths
4.1 The principal's plan for faculty health promotion should be a team approach
4.2 The principal's plan for students' improved healthy weight and exercise should be a team approach
4.3 Unhealthy weight impacts the emotional-social development of students. To address it, you need to better understand it
Resource A. Nutritional and physical fitness survey for grades 3-5
Resource B. Nutritional and physical fitness survey for grades 6-12
Resource C. Approximate calories burned per hour
Resource D. USDA label definitions

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 131-133) and index


Library of Congress
RJ399.C6 S38 2007

The Physical Object

xiv, 146 p. :
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1412916658, 1412916666
9781412916653, 9781412916660
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