Planet Health: An Interdisciplinary Curriculum for Teaching Middle School Nutrition and Physical Activity

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The Planet Health curriculum focuses on improving health and well-being in early adolescence. It includes 35 lessons that promote healthy nutrition and activity and a self-assessment tool to help students to evaluate their physical activity. The content promotes nutrition and healthy eating, enhanced physical activity, and limited television viewing. The program was developed by educators and health experts at the Harvard School of Public Health. The curriculum has been published as a book which contains a CD-ROM with the curriculum in pdf format and student handouts and overheads. The program is supported with parent materials, newsletters and fact sheets, teacher training materials, and contains information on web resources for healthy eating and active living.

AuthorCarter, J, Wiecha, J, & Peterson, K
JournalHuman Kinetics Publishers
Year2001

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