Programs For Children
This is an approach to promote and use opportunities for school-based activity in order to develop physically educated students who participate in the nationally recommended 60+ minutes of physical activity daily. CSASP has five components: physical education, physical activity during school, physical activity before and after school, staff involvement, and family and community involvement.
This is an innovative multimedia program designed and targeted for elementary schools and includes materials to implement a coordinated nutrition, physical activity, and a wellness program. The program has lesson plans, videos, music and other forms of media for facilitating lifelong fitness strategies. This program has a magnitude of information. However, it is not free to schools and must be purchased.
This school program is designed to bring physical activity and health education into the classroom. The design is developed to teach kids and adults healthier lifestyle habits. Besides the health a benefit, the most attractive part of this program is that it is a free wellness resource for schools. The JAM resources offer a weekly routine called JAMmin' Minute, an athletic more intense routine called JAM Blast and a monthly newsletter. The positive aspects of the program are that it creates a community; it is fun, improves academic performance and promotes physical activity daily.
This campaign was started by Michelle Obama and is aimed at solving the national epidemic of childhood obesity. The approach is comprehensive and intends to build on effective strategies by utilizing public and private resources. The goal is to include schools, families, communities, and government organizations in an effort to make kids become more active, eat better and get healthy. The program is comprehensive, collaborative and community-oriented. This movement created the first ever "Task Force on Childhood Obesity" to develop a national action plan that maximizes federal resources and makes progress toward achieving the goal of combatting childhood obesity.
This group supports all those working to change policies and environments to help children and families eat well and move more, especially in communities at highest risk for obesity. Driven by a belief that technology has created the opportunity to tap the talents, creativity, expertise and energy of potential collaborators, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) launched PreventObesity.net to harness the power of online networks to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic.The approach is to first identify current successful approaches as well as unmet needs within the community of leaders working on childhood obesity issues. Where successful approaches exist, they highlight and share those successes within the movement. Where unmet needs exist, they are creating innovative online services or leveraging existing tools to meet those needs. Through these approaches they aim to support a more effective movement for change and make it easier for all advocates to know and capitalize on current activities, strategies, successes and lessons. By using technology to bring together a greater number of people who seek to improve the health of our children, families and communities, they will create a network that becomes smarter and more helpful as more people use it.