- Recognize that healthful food choices can enhance body composition and self-concept.
- Identify and understand the social, cultural, and psychological factors that influence food choices.
As more and more parents are choosing not to vaccinate their children or are vaccinating them later, diseases like measles are making a comeback. Are vaccines safe? How do vaccines work? Why do some people claim there is a link between vaccines and autism?
Examine the growing debate over childhood vaccines in this video excerpt from FRONTLINE: The Vaccine War. Vaccines have been touted as one of the most successful advances of modern medicine, yet an increasing number of parents are choosing not to vaccinate their children because of possible side effects. Learn about the debate among public health officials, doctors, and parents centered around vaccine safety.
"No more screen time!" Many frustrated parents have issued that edict to kids who all-too-frequently have their noses buried in the screen of a digital device! This episode talks to education experts to set the record straight: In terms of learning impacts, when does a screen work best, and when should kids be engaged in alternative forms of interactions, such as textbooks, human, and hands-on projects?
Go shopping with chef Won Kim as he dishes on selecting affordable ingredients that can come together to make a complete, healthy meal. A balanced lifestyle makes room for the exercise, nutrition, and sleep that keep our minds sharp and our bodies strong. Learn the basic science of balance and get excited to make a homemade meal with your kids.
Childhood obesity is a crippling crisis of supersized proportions. During the past four decades, obesity rates have soared among all ages, but no more so than in children ages 6 to 11. Today, nearly a third of our children and adolescents are overweight or obese. And the numbers continue to rise.
In this video, Veronica, Julie, and Olga demonstrate how to create three healthy yet delightful dips. Making a fruit dip out of cream cheese and yogurt, a vegetable dip from yogurt, mayo, and spices, and guacamole dip from avocado and spices, the team demonstrates each step of the process and what fruits and vegetables to pair it with.
It seems like we’re always being told that procrastination is bad. Taking a closer look at why people procrastinate, though, it’s more complicated than it might seem. Many researchers would agree that procrastination can actually be helpful. Distractions provide the mind a break during which we can creatively think through problems. This video can be played during a lesson on personal behaviors and health care.
In this TED-Ed resource, Leah Lagos and Jaspal Ricky Singh show what science has to say about the benefits of sport participation on the body and the brain. Physical, mental, and emotional benefits are described in a video then reviewed with multiple choice and open-ended questions. Additional resources digging deeper into both the positive and negative impact of youth sports, as well as the physiological and emotional benefits of participation. Guiding questions for summary and discussion complete the activity.
This alignment results from the ALEX Health/PE COS Resource Alignment Summit.