This clear, authoritative overview by an educator and a physician helps principals navigate their way through many contradictory recommendations confronting them The authors provide a targeted discussion of the 'do's,' 'don'ts,' and 'can'ts' that school leaders need to know when creating and implementing new school policies for wellness, nutrition, fitness, and health. Student surveys and annotated guides to the best research accompany core chapters on:
- Dealing with childhood obesity in schools and society
- Facilitating the principal's role as agent of change
- Understanding the barriers that interfere with change
- Developing school action plans for wellness, fitness, and stress reduction
Principals will find Overcoming Obesity in Childhood and Adolescence a timely resource for understanding and evaluating the challenges inherent in dealing with this growing health issue in schools and society.