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  1. Planet Health By Jill Carter, MA, EdM, Jean L. Wiecha, PhD, Karen E. Peterson, RD, ScD, Suzanne Nobrega, MS, and Steven L. Gortmaker, PhD A project of the: Harvard Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity Harvard School of Public Health

  2. Planet Health Introductory Workshop Agenda Topics • Introductions • What Is Planet Health? (Presentation) • Are You Concerned About Your Students’ Nutrition and Physical Activity Habits? (Discussion) • The Health of Young People: Trends in Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Inactivity (Presentation) • Turning the Tables: Why Schools Need to Be Part of the Solution (Presentation) • Using the Planet Health Curriculum (Presentation) • Planet Health’s Nutrition and Physical Activity Messages (Activities) • Talking to Youth About Nutrition and Physical Activity Habits (Questions)

  3. Planet Health Demonstration Lessons • Lesson 1 (introductory classroom lesson) Do You Make Space for Fitness and Nutrition? • Lesson 2 Power Down: Charting Screen Time • Lesson 21 (science) Fat Functions • Lesson 19 (science) Passing the Sugar • Lesson 5 (language arts) The Language of Food • Lesson 34 (social studies) Impact of Technology • Lesson 15 (math) Plotting Coordinate Graphs: What Does Your Day Look Like? • Introduction to FitCheck (physical education)

  4. What Is Planet Health? • An interdisciplinary health curriculum for middle school students that teaches students about nutrition and physical activity • A curriculum that builds skills and competencies in language arts, math, science, social studies, and physical education

  5. Planet Health Goals

  6. Planet Health Overview

  7. Planet Health’s Educational Approach

  8. Why Implement THIS Program?

  9. Planet Health has been evaluated and shown to be effective in a scientific study. • It improves student knowledge of nutrition and physical activity. • It reduces TV viewing time in both boys and girls. • It increases fruit and vegetable consumption in girls. • It reduces obesity in girls.

  10. Teachers report that … • They felt competent teaching the health content. • They were able to choose lessons that fit into their curriculum. • They enjoyed the student-centered teaching techniques. • Planet Health had a positive effect on their own health. • Planet Health helped them to connect with their students.

  11. Are you concerned about your students’ nutrition and physical activity habits?

  12. The Health of Young People: Trends in Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Inactivity

  13. Youth Are at Risk! Trends in Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Inactivity • Seventy percent of youth eat more saturated fat than experts recommend. • Youth drink twice as much soda as milk. • Eighty percent of youth do not eat 5 or more fruits and vegetables per day.* • Thirty-seven percent of older youth watch 3 or more hours of TV per day.* • Sixty-four percent of high school students do not get the recommended amount of daily physical activity.* *CDC, Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 2005.

  14. Youth are at Risk! Trends in Overweight Prevalence of overweight among U.S. children and adolescents NHANES 2003-2004, National Center for Health Statistics

  15. Health Consequences of Overweight Overweight and obese people are at increased risk for the following: • Type 2 diabetes • Depression • High cholesterol • Heart disease • Premature death • Stroke • Hypertension • Asthma • Some cancers Adapted from: USSDHHS.The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Prevent and Decrease Overweight and Obesity, 2001.

  16. Environmental and Social Change Affect Health Behavior • More TV/video games • More car travel • Fewer PE classes • Fewer students walking and biking to school • Lower perception of safety • More food available • Growth of the food industry and advertising • More meals away from home • More sugar-sweetened beverages • Large serving sizes

  17. What do TV viewing and soda consumption have to do with it?

  18. Distribution of Hours of TV per Day: NHES Youth Aged 12-17 in 1967-1970 and NLSY Youth Aged 12-17 in 1990 Data from Dietz, W.H., Gortmaker, S.L. 1985. Do we fatten our children at the television set? Obesity and television viewing in children and adolescents. Pediatrics 75: 807-812.

  19. Prevalence of Obesity by Hours of TV per Day: NHES Youth Aged 12-17 in 1967-1970 and NLSY Youth Aged 10-15 in 1990 Data from Dietz, W.H., Gortmaker, S.L. 1985. Do we fatten our children at the television set? Obesity and television viewing in children and adolescents. Pediatrics 75: 807-812.

  20. Hypothesized Impact of Television Viewing on Obesity

  21. Beverage Intake Among Adolescents Aged 11-18, 1965-1996 Data from C. Cavadini et al., 2000. U.S, “Community child health, public health, and epidemiology,” Archives of Disease in Children 83: 18-24 (based on USDA surveys).

  22. Soft Drink Consumption and Overweight • Sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) contribute to childhood obesity incidence. • A recent study found that for each additional serving of SSB consumed per day, the incidence of obesity increased. • Reducing the intake of sugar-sweetened beverages can reduce overweight among youth. • A recent study found that the intake of carbonated drinks could be decreased, and that this change was accompanied by a decrease in the percentage of overweight and obese children. • A pilot study found that when teens reduced SSB consumption by replacing SSBs with noncaloric beverages, they lost a pound a month.

  23. Turning the Tables: Why Schools Need to Be Part of the Solution

  24. Promoting Healthy Eatingand Active Living

  25. Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Are a Critical Part of Learning and Achievement • Eating breakfast increases academic test scores, daily attendance, concentration, and class participation. • Children learn through movement. • Physically fit kids perform better academically. • Gross motor development is an important precursor for the fine motor skills needed for writing and the eye coordination needed for smooth tracking during reading. • Children spend more time reading and doing homework when parents set limits on TV viewing.

  26. Using the Planet Health Curriculum Guide

  27. Book Organization • Section 1: Implementing Planet Health in Your School • Section 2: Classroom Lessons • Foundation lessons • Language arts • Math • Science • Social studies • Secton 3: Physical Education Microunits

  28. Appendixes • Appendix A: Nutrition Resources • Appendix B: Physical Activity Resources • Appendix C: Television and Other Screen Time Resources • Appendix D: Social Studies Resources • Appendix E: Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks

  29. Implementation Overview

  30. Impact of Techology

  31. Impact of Techology(continued)

  32. Do You Make Space for Fitness and Nutrition?Lesson 1Introduction: Student Self-Assessment

  33. Planet Health Goals

  34. Healthy Eating and Active Living: • Make you strong and fit. • Brighten your mood and build a positive self-image. • Help you maintain a healthy weight. • Are important for learning. • Are fun!

  35. Curriculum ConnectionsExisting parent/family connections in the Planet Health curriculum:

  36. Let’s take a break!

  37. PlanetHealth’s Nutrition and Physical Activity Messages

  38. Planet Health Goals