SPARK creates, implements, and evaluates programs that promote lifelong wellness. Obesity is a big problem. SPARK is here to help!. SPARK Background. Originally funded in 1989 by Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of N.I.H. SPARK is the conduit that moves research to practice
SPARK creates, implements, and evaluates programs that promote lifelong wellness.
is a big problem.
SPARK is here to help!
“Children are our most valuable natural resource.”
Time to Pata Pata!
PE and PA “Hall of Shame”
Hall of Shame
These things DO NOT happenin SPARK!
Students Receiving SPARK PE Improved:
MVPA is on the decline!
Healthy People 2010 Goals for Youth Physical Activity
HowMuch MVPA in PE Classes?
Increase MVPA Minutes? Three Strategies…
1. Talk Less
2. Differentiate and Disguise
3. Think MVPA
Each Program Provides…
SPARK Lesson Plans
Inspirational, motivating, effective!
Matched to SPARK content
CDC Coordinated School Health Model
Healthy School Environment
Why Staff Wellness?
FREE SPARK RESOURCES FOR YOU!
Ellen Ormsby – East Coast Program Consultant
By phone – 443.995.9011
By email - [email protected]
Not since 1989; all this last fiscal!
In Closing; a Thought to Live By…
“When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot become manifest, strength cannot be exerted, wealth becomes useless, and reason becomes powerless.”
Herophilus, 300 B.C.