As awareness of the childhood obesity crisis spreads, schools across the country are recognizing the importance of providing higher-quality, more nutritious food, and of reintegrating physical activity back into students’ daily routines. With disparate amounts of resources to accomplish this, some schools may be finding it easier than others to make changes that improve children’s health.
This case study of River Terrace Elementary in Washington D.C. suggests that even modest efforts to ensure students get daily physical activity can have overwhelmingly positive results, and create momentum for building a more comprehensive school wellness program in the longer term. The example of River Terrace Elementary looks at Principal Shannon Foster’s and her staff’s successful school-wide implementation of “Jammin’ Minute,” a simple one-minute fitness routine that schools can incorporate into students’ daily schedule at any time.
- 1. The Value of Leadership Development
- 2. The Value of Regional-Level Work
- 3. Jammin' Minute
- 4. Naperville High School
- 5. Opportunity Link's North Central Montana Transit Initiative
- 6. Safe Routes to School at Maybury Elementary School in Detroit
- 7. Youth Advocacy
- 8. Advocacy to Reverse Childhood Obesity
- 9. Resource List for Childhood Obesity Advocacy
- 10. Advocacy Resource Guide
- 11. Community Engagement Resource Guide: Why Use it?
- 12. Community Engagement Resource Guide
- 13. Community Engagement Resource List
- 14. Keeping Kids Moving
- 15. Keeping Kids Moving: How Equitable Transportation Policy Can Prevent Childhood Obesity - What It Is
- 16. Making Schools the Model for Healthier Environments Toolkit
- 17. Making Schools the Model for Healthier Environments Toolkit
- 18. Making Schools the Model for Healthier Environments Toolkit: General School Nutrition Resources
- 19. Making the Grade
- 20. Making the Grade: Reversing Childhood Obesity in School Districts Toolkit - What Is It?
- 21. Making the Grade
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