Physical Activity . Susan Brotherton, Physical Education Specialist. Tennessee Coordinated School Health Mission. To improve student health and their capacity to learn through the support of families, communities and schools. CDC’s Coordinated School Health Components.
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Susan Brotherton, Physical Education Specialist
Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are alarming. Today, about 16 percent of all children and teens in the United States are overweight.
1. Univ of Baltimore Obesity Report, 2006.
2. TN Dept of Health, TN State Univ, Center for Health Research, and Univ of TN Health Science Center. 2006. The Burden of Heart Disease and Stroke in Tennessee. Nashville, TN: TN Department of Health.
3. Weighing the Costs of Obesity in Tennessee. March 2006. Report No. R-03-06.
Between 1970 and 1980, the number of fast-food outlets in the United States increased from about 30,000 to 140,000, and sales increased by about 300 percent. In 2001, there were about 222,000 fast-food outlets.(Paeratakul S, Ferdinand D, Champagne C, Ryan D, Bray G. Fast-food consumption among US adults and children. J Am Diet Assoc 2003:103:1332-8)
Children eat nearly twice as many calories (770) at restaurants as they do during a meal at home (420).(Zoumas-Morse C, Rock CL, Sobo EJ, Neuhouser ML. Children’s patterns of macronutrient intake and associations with restaurant and home eating. J Am Diet Assoc 2001;101-923-5)
20 Years Ago
How many calories are in two large slices of today’s pizza?
20 Years Ago
Calorie Difference: 350 calories
Calories In = Calories Out
How long will you have to shovel snow or scrub a floor on hands and knees in order to burn those extra 350 calories?*
*Based on 160-pound person
If you shovel snow by hand or scrub a floor on hands and kneesfor1 hour you will burnapproximately350 calories.*
*Based on 160-poundperson
10,000 steps/ day = 290 kcals
3500 kcals = 1 pound
ENERGY IMBALANCE !
Sixout of 10 children ages 9-13 don’t participate in any kind of organized sports/physical activity program outside of school.
Source: AAP (2001) Children, adolescents, and television. Pediatrics 107: 423-426.
WHAT’S MORE IMPORTANT…
Educating the Whole Child:
Mind and Body
"The integral formation of the human person, this is the purpose of education…”
How does physical activity and/or sedentary behavior contribute to (or not contribute to) a child’s ability to learn?
THE ALL IMPORTANTLINK…
Physical activity in an educational setting:
a behavior consisting of bodily movement that requires energy expenditure above the normal physiological (muscular, cardiorespiratory) requirements of a typical school day.
Tennessee Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
Children and adolescents should engage in 30-60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity on all or most days of the week.
“If schools do not deal with children’s health by design they deal with it by default.”
(Health Is Academic)
TN Coordinated School Health – TDOE
CDC’s Coordinated School Health
School Health Index Guidebook
Physical Education Specialist
Director of School Health
Coordinator of School Health
Health Education Specialist