Childhood obesity is a growing concern due to limited physical activity and unhealthy diets. Low-cost, easy-to-implement solutions for encouraging students to make healthier choices in their nutrition and physical activity may result in life-long changes to their overall well-being. This project will assess the current programs in place for students and trends in their choices on nutrition and physical activity using administrationsâ€™ responses surveyed statewide. After collecting these initial data, a set of proposed, low-cost solutions for improving student wellness will be sent to the school personnel for further refinement. Finally, a comprehensive set of practical solutions will be distributed to the participating administration for consideration of implementation in their schools.
First Advisor Department
Carrie M. Hamady
Second Advisor Department
Buchert, Carrie, "Improving Pediatric Wellness: An Analysis of How Schools Can Help" (2013). Honors Projects. 20.