The prevalence of obesity in children has more than tripled in the last three decades. Obesity is a major concern for not only students’ physical health, but also their mental health, as it can lead to higher rates of bullying and depression.
Because children spend a great deal of time in school, teachers can have a powerful positive influence on their development of healthy habits. Healthy students likely lead to healthy adults, and making smarter decisions regarding physical, nutritional, and mental health helps promote sharper minds and stronger learning opportunities.
In this course, you will curate a list of activities that promote physical fitness in your elementary, middle, or high school students. You will learn techniques to foster multiple dimensions of student health, including emotional well-being, stress reduction, nutrition, and physical fitness.
By the end of this course, you will be armed with the knowledge and strategies you need to create a culture of health and wellness in your classroom and beyond.