Item description for Expanding Waistlines: An Educator's Guide to Childhood Obesity by David Campos...
Many health experts agree that childhood obesity is an epidemic in the modern world. In the United States alone, government data suggest that the number of overweight or obese children is nearly triple the number of 1980, and there are no signs that this incidence is decreasing. Information like this cannot be ignored or trivialized because excess weight can prove damaging to general wellness. Indeed, overweight or obese children and youth risk a wide range of medical complications. Extra pounds can also negatively impact their well-being, which can cause long-term mental health problems. In short, if the childhood obesity crisis is left forsaken, an unprecedented generation of youth will have a diminished quality of life. Expanding Waistlines is ideal for child advocates and youth-serving professionals who seek to learn more about childhood obesity. A prominent feature of Expanding Waistlines is that each chapter poses a series of questions relevant to school personnel, such as: . What can I do at my school and in my classroom? . How should I approach my students who are overweight or obese? . What are some key elements I should look for when evaluating a potential program? Specifically, the book explores the factors that contribute to obesity in society and the associated risks of excess weight on children and youth. Subsequent chapters discuss how to promote healthy eating practices and regular physical activity at school and home. The final chapters report on specific resources. Expanding Waistlines also features the latest demographic data, BMI calculations and classifications, recommended guidelines for health, Wellness Policy requirements, and food label information.
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Studio: Sense Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.3" Width: 6.2" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Oct 5, 2007
Publisher Sense Publishers
ISBN 9087902069 ISBN13 9789087902063
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More About David Campos
David Campos began his education career more than 20 years ago when he started teaching second grade. He later entered graduate school, taught ESL, and worked in corporate training and development. In 1996, he earned his Ph.D. at The University of Texas at Austin specializing in learning disabilities and behavior disorders. His first job in academia was at Roosevelt University (Chicago, IL) where he was an Assistant Professor in the College of Education. There he also served as Director of the Metropolitan Institute for Teaching and Learning and was Acting Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs. After earning rank and tenure he accepted an Associate Professor of Education position at the University of the Incarnate Word (San Antonio, TX). He has written three books grounded in youth sexuality: Sex, Youth, and Sex Education; Diverse Sexuality in Schools; and Understanding Gay and Lesbian Youth. And, his most recent books: Expanding Waistlines: An Educator s Guide to Childhood Obesity and Jump Start Health! Practical Ideas to Promote Wellness to Kids of All Ages serve to educate readers about childhood health. He also co-authored a resource text and evaluation instrument for teachers of English language learners titled, Practical Ideas that Really Work for English Language Learners, and co-authored another titled Reaching Out to Latino Parents of English Language Learners. His peer-reviewed articles focus on constructivist teaching and authentic assessment by way of African American visionaries. David spends his time between San Antonio, Austin, and his parents lake home outside of Marble Falls, Texas.
David Campos was born in 1984 and has an academic affiliation as follows - University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas.