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Healthy Practices

School Health for Children and Adolescents,

In this course you will find a comprehensive overlook of healthy practices in public schools in the USA, including: physical activity and nutrition in the school setting. We will review the basics of some of the regulatory programs found in the United States that support healthy students through nutrition education and nutrition programs. You will be able to explain some of the nutritional components such as, alternatives to the use of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages. Many of these principles can be applied to students in schools throughout the globe. You will understand how the schools can support physical activity throughout the day and how they can effectively offer physical education. Learners will be able to explain MVPA, or moderate to vigorous physical activity. They will identify this as the newest method for measuring and evaluating what counts as physical activity in terms of METs. Participants in the course will be able to explain the science behind the recommended "60 minutes of Physical Activity" and what counts toward MVPA both during and outside of the school day. Learners will be able to evaluate and explain how what students eat and how they exercise impacts student success. We will provide you with information to help you to promote the teamwork that it takes to implement successful nutritional and physical activity programs. Our discussion will include where to find and how to develop community support and encourage family participation. Later in the course you will understand how attendance impacts student success. Together we will look at real-life examples of programs in a school setting and this will help you to recognize what impact you can have on improving the health and success of students in your own community.

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Rating 4.8 based on 10 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Starts Jun 21 (13 weeks ago)
Cost $50
From University of Colorado System via Coursera
Instructors Daniel Nicklas, Eve Kutchman, Lauren Welch, Karen Hecker
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Language English
Subjects Science Personal Development
Tags Life Sciences Nutrition

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Rating 4.8 based on 10 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Starts Jun 21 (13 weeks ago)
Cost $50
From University of Colorado System via Coursera
Instructors Daniel Nicklas, Eve Kutchman, Lauren Welch, Karen Hecker
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Science Personal Development
Tags Life Sciences Nutrition

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