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378 reviewed resources for obesity

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Real-World Math from KQED's The Lowdown

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Middle schoolers explore math concepts like percentages, probability, and statistics in new and inventive ways with a collection of lessons that use videos, graphs, and activities to help them understand issues like climate change,...
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Youth Obesity: Schools Fight Back

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Explore nutrition and healthy eating habits with a study on youth obesity. Learners watch a PBS documentary on the obesity epidemic which discusses government programs aimed at healthier choices, as well as more localized efforts. Kids...
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Youth Obesity: Schools Fight Back

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Kids fight obesity by comparing the USDA food intake suggestions to what they personally consume throughout the day. They watch a video, read texts, and explore related vocabulary which they use as they compose an oral presentation. 
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Obesity

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Is obesity a disease or just a preventable risk factor for other diseases? Scholars attempt to form their own opinions by reading a background of the issue and watching videos that explore the main pro and con arguments using an included...
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Obesity

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Sixty-one percent of 5-10 year olds who are overweight have at least one risk factor for heart disease, and 26 percent have two or more. Explore the obesity epidemic with a video that shows obesity trends across the world. Viewers see...
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Measuring Obesity

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Studies show that obesity is now a global problem. But how are researchers measuring obesity? Young scientists investigate the myriad of methods for measuring body fat through a presentation. From hands-on to high-tech, viewers learn...
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Childhood Obesity

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The United States leads the world in the percentage of obese adults and children. Why? What can be done about the problem? High school psychology classes adopt a problem-focused approach to investigating childhood obesity and then...
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The Lowdown — Exploring Changing Obesity Rates through Ratios and Graphs

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
Math and medicine go hand-in-hand. After viewing several infographics on historical adult obesity rates, pupils consider how they have changed over time. They then use percentages to create a new graph and write a list of questions the...
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Obesity and Its Health Risks

For Teachers 6th
Obesity, and the health risks associated with it, are the focus of this health lesson. Begin with a discussion regarding obesity in-class, then go to the computer lab to create a PowerPoint on the risks of being obese. There are some...
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Selling Obesity

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Learners examine health issues that are associated with our fast food culture, and the advertising of it. They begin with a snack-food survey to assess their own eating habits. Pupils are encouraged to think critically throughout the...
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The United States of Obesity

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Mississippi has both the highest obesity and poverty rate in the US. Does the rest of the data show a correlation between the poverty and obesity rate in a state? Learners tackle this question as they practice their skills of regression....
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Reading Comprehension: Obesity and Food Deserts

For Students 8th - 10th
Read this selection about "food deserts," places where high poverty rates limit access to healthy foods with your class. Six multiple choice questions on comprehension, inferences, vocabulary, and citing the text follow the selection and...
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Childhood Obesity

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Meredith Vieira explains how our children are "eating themselves to death." Bad nutrition combined with a sedentary lifestyle leads to dangerous diseases. Dave Zinzenko, the editor of Men's Health, talks about his journey out of...
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Do Something about… Eating Healthy - Day 7: Getting the Skinny on Obesity

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Learners calculate where they fall on the body mass index (BMI) spectrum and then examine the New Food Pyramid to plan a daily eating and exercising plan.
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Health: Overweight Youth

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Investigate the primary causes for the increase in overweight youth and discover its impact on the health care system. After watching segments from the Bill Moyers Now program, your students develop campaigns to implement in school that...
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Science of Obesity

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Show your health class the issues someone with morbid obesity faces. Follow Francis Serrano, who at 500 pounds undergoes gastric bypass surgery in order to lose weight. Use this to show a personal story of someone who chooses this option.
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Get Educated During Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Twenty-three million American kids are overweight and at risk for type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke during childhood.
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What is Obesity?

For Students 7th - 12th
As the output of foods has increased over the years, so has world-wide epidemic of obesity. However, sometimes genetics plays a role in obesity. But what about being overweight? View a video that discusses the difference between being...
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Fitness plan: number 3

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students monitor their fitness levels for six weeks of their P.E. course through the use of an Excel spreadsheet. They also research the obesity epidemic among youth in the U.S. today, presenting their findings to the class. This lesson...
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A State of Obesity

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students compare obesity trends between states.  In this health studies lesson, students conduct research to compare and contrast obesity trends from state to state.  Students view a PowerPoint presentation to determine the statistics of...
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Culture and Obesity

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore cultural perceptions regarding obesity. In this personal health lesson, students read case scenarios about 3 women and their health perceptions. Students discuss the women and the stereotypes associated with the women...
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High-Fructose Corn Syrup: The "Dark Lord" of Nutrition

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) can be found in many of the things people consume—yogurts, baked goods, canned goods, condiments, and beverages. An enlightening video explores high fructose corn syrup and its bad reputation. The narrator...
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White House Campaign on Childhood Obesity

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students think about obesity. In this health lesson, students discuss the affects of obesity and evaluate the effectiveness of their school's fitness program. Students will then devise a plan to improve their school's health and fitness...
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Obesity

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Class members participate in a discussion, read a newspaper article, and participate in activities meant to open their eyes to the problem of obesity in the US. There are resource links, electronic worksheets, and teacher's notes to help...

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