Health in the classroom

We live in a “cupcake culture” that seems to celebrates everything with food and more often than not, it’s food that’s not good for us.

That’s one of the reasons that the childhood obesity rate has more than doubled for children ages 2 to 5 and 12 to 19 in the past 30 years, and more than tripled for kids ages 6 to 11 during that same time span.

Healthy Breaks promotes healthy lifestyles, starting with daily wellness activities in the classroom. These activities supplement the physical education and health education programmes by promoting natural activity throughout the school day.

Healthy Breaks is filled with teacher-tested 5 to 10 minute activities that take little preparation time and can be done in the classroom, not just in the gym or outdoors.

The book can be used as a supplemental guide for classroom teachers who want to integrate health, wellness and movement in their classrooms, as well as an additional guide for physical educators who have limited gym space and resources.

Perhaps best of all, the resource can be used in transforming our “cupcake culture” into a health and wellness culture.

Price: £12.95 I €14.23

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