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FOOD FOR THOUGHT
HERE ARE SOME HEALTHY IDEAS TO SECRET SOURCES OF ENERGY :

   Peanut butter - combats diabetes and heart disease
   Avocado - Neustralizes hear risks
   Chili peppers- Burn calories
   Watermaelon- Aids prostate health
   Whole grain cereal - Protects the heart
   Blueberries- Boost immunity
   Apples - Protect lungs
   Salmon- Benefits the protate and heart
   Eggs - Fight eye disease , lower cholestrol
   Tumeric - Fights cancer , eases pain and swellin


OBESITY IN THE NEWS : AUGUST ISSUE of PEDIATRICS

DOCTORS PRESS ANNUAL BODY MASS INDEX MEASURES

   Children should have their body mass index evaluated yearly to identify obesity
   " Obesity related health costs may outstrip the cost of cigarette smoking"
   15% of US youngsters aged 1-19 are severly overwiegt or obese
   Studies show increasing rates in children of obesity-related diseases including adult-on-set diabetes
   The new policy encourages pediatricians to:
1.    Identify and track patients at increased risk because of family history, ethnic or cultural factors

2.    Routinely encourage physical activity and promote limiting TV viewing

3.    Encourage parents or care-givers to promote healthy eating

4.    Actively promote anti-obesity programs in the community including discouraging the sale of sugary sodas at schools and encouraging physical education programs that focus on personal fitnes programs , not just team sports

5.    Recommends that pediatricians monitor all children for weight problems , even those who appear fit , because many face an increased risk of obesity due to family history or environment .

6. The policy aims at to avoid stigmatizing youngsters who already are obese or overweight, and focus less on labeling them on advocating heathful activities for all kids.

7.    "It is very important for health care providers to start identifying children at risk early because its much easier to make small but healthy changes in eating and exercising habits than to treat obesity."

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LINKING PE and the CLASSROOM
The students will be engaged in a running and classsroom project that ties in with all of the curriculum. Each week the students will log how many miles per week they can run during PE class. Then , they will use the following exercises to monitor the enrichment process:Please go to the folowing link to find out what the stdents are doing this month:
http://schoolnotes.com/15656/gerc.html
MATH - compute miles into meters
SCIENCE - What landforms can be recognized at each stopping place(city or state).
Social Studies - name the city at each stop and configure its importance to manufacturing goods , employment , capitals and recreation
Reading - read a book about each state or city
LANGUAGE ARTS - write an article about interesting sights and destinations
ART - draw a picture of the state flag or peolle in occupations
MUSIC - sing the state song or a familiar tune inherent of each state or city
HEALTH - take their target rate and try to maintain that number each week .
SAMPLE PE/INTEGRATED LESSON
: Arrange the students in a scattered formation in the gymnasium . Chose three students to be taggers who will tag the other students . Give each student three dollars of play money . When tagged they will have to give up one dollar . When all of their money has been lost , they may go to the BANK and take one more dollar . Have the students add up their dollars at the end of the game. Chose new taggers often . Here are some questions to ponder :
If you lost one dollar , what percentage of dollars have been lost? Gained ?
Count the money between girls and boys and ask to add , subtract or multiply their ages ?
What are we doing in P.E. this year ?
Body awareness:
1. Arms , legs , elbows , knees
2. Angular , curved , twisted, symmetrical
3. Swing , sway , twist , turn , bend , stretch , push and pull
Spatial awareness
1. personal space - can't touch anything
2. General space- open area all-around
3. Move forward , back and sidewards
4. Move straight , zig-zag and curved
Effort abd Relationships
1. Fast , slow , accelerate
2. Between , inside , outside , behind , under , over , off, across, above, mirroring
Locomotor skills:
1. Walk , run , jump , hop , gallop , slide, skip , leap , chase , flee, dodge , fake
2. Jump and land , height , distance
3. Short and long rope jumping Kinesthetic skills:
1. Rolling- forward , back , side
2. Balancing- two , three , four body parts
3. Static and dynamic , weight transfer
4. Feet only , feet to hands, hands to feet
Manipulatives, hand-eye and foot eye coordination:
1. Dribbling
2. Passing
3. Kicking
4. Collecting- stopping the ball
5. Throwing and catching
5. Volleying
6. Striking with shory handled implements
7. Long handled implements
Behavior skills:
1. Demonstrates responsibility
2. Follows diresctions and safety rules
3. Participates in activities
4. Helps others
5. Respect for others
6. Demonstrates sportsmanship

P.E. ACTIVITIES :EXAMPLE
* Warm-up exercises , rope jumping , run for fun
* Lead up wiffleball skills:
# Throwing and catching
# Correct throwing &catching technique
# Batting technique
# Hit form a stationary tee
# Hit a one bounced ball
# Hit a no bounced ball
# Throw for accuracy and distance
* Participate in Tele-Olympics( long jump , tennis ball throw , 50 meter , 400 meter)
* Participate in Junior Kiski Olympics * Games of low organization




EXERCISE 4 LIFE
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Here is a new and innovative exercise device called RAMPING :


GRANTS TO LOCAL SCHOOLS MAY HELP KIDS EAT BETTER , GET ACTIVE :


CONGRESS ROLLS OUT PLAN TO TRIM FAT FROM KIDS , NOT JUST THE BUDGET
   Alarmed by the natuions rising rate of childhood obesity , Congress is considering a number of bills designed to wean America's children from junk food and inspire them to get physically fit .
   Here are some proposals:
1. Educate health professionls
2. Boost federal research on eating disorders
3. Vegetables in and soda machines out
4. Encourage physical fitness programs
5. Force schools to ban vending machines and other junk food
6. Federal money for public nutrition programs
   On the fitness side , the  increased focus on academics has led many schools to cut or eliminate recess in elementary schools
   Among measures now pending include an "Improved Nutrition and Physical Activity Act" or IMPACT , would create a $60 million demonstration program to fund local programs to spur higher levels of fitness and healthy eating habits .
   To avoid other weight problems such as anorexia and bullemia , the bill would include money to address eating disorders.
" A better approach would be to introduce legislation that promotes nutrition educatrion and physical activity opportunities for children and aduts of all sizes. That would improve the public health without stigmatizing those who are heavier than avaerage."

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NUTRITION NEWS
   Food pyramid revsions sharply lower calorie intake
   Most women from 35 -70 should eat 1,600-1,800 calories a day
   Men in that age group to eat 2,00-2,200 calories a day
   People have to eat less then they are currently eating
   Recommend that fats , oils and sugars be eaten sparingly
   A greater intake of fiber and vitamin E and that the grains consumed be whole grains.
   The government will provide guidance on what constitutes an active lifestyle.
   The proposals are far more specific than ever before. Instead of three caloric intake levels, depending on age , gender and level of activity, 12 levels are provided with very specific recommendations for the amount of food.

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KEEPING KIDS DRUG FREE
http://igreen.tripod.com/phd884.pdf

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