CRUNCH Bunch Student Resources

Here are some great resources that you can use as inspiration and/or as research once you have started writing: 

 

NJ State Fruits and Veggies Facts and Figures Kid’s Health: Exercise
New Jersey Introduction CDC: Data for Childhood Obesity Body & Mind
New Jersey Economy CDC: What causes childhood obesity Let’s Move!
Rutgers: New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station State of NJ Statistics Kid’s Health
YMCA State of NJ: How to beat childhood obesity Kid’s Health: Sleeping Essential
The Girl Scouts Facts for Families Learn to Be Healthy
The Boy Scouts Fresh Foods Disney Healthy Living
The Boys and Girls Club of NJ State of NJ: Shaping Childcare Women & Children’s Health Network
Guide to NJ Parks and Playgrounds State of NJ: Shaping Schools Rutgers Health
Kid’s Health: Being Overweight Kid’s Health: Stay Healthy Health Science Encyclopedia
Kid’s Health: Am I fit? Kid’s Health: Nutrition Wikipedia: Health Care Providers

New Jersey Agriculture and Farming Heritage:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._state_foods

-Lists the various state foods.  New Jersey: Blueberry and Tomato

http://www.netstate.com/states/intro/nj_intro.htm

-Introduction into the state of New Jersey.  Provides information about New Jersey as well as its history in agriculture.

http://www.netstate.com/economy/nj_economy.htm

-Goes into some of the industries of NJ- as well as the farming heritage.

 

Local Organizations:

http://www.ymca.net/

http://www.girlscouts.org/

http://www.scouting.org/

http://www.bgcnj.org/

http://www.kidsguide.com/outdoors/parks_playgrounds.html

-Provides a list of parks and playgrounds in New Jersey that offer activities to help kids get active.

 

Childhood Obesity:

http://kidshealth.org/kid/stay_healthy/body/overweight.html?tracking=K_RelatedArticle#

-Assesses what being overweight means to children.

http://kidshealth.org/kid/stay_healthy/fit/fat_thin.html#

-Outlines how to be aware of one’s weight.

http://pediatrics.about.com/od/obesity/a/obesity_stats.htm

-Statistics about childhood obesity.

http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/childhood.html

-Statistics regarding childhood obesity.

http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/childhood/problem.html

-Provides clues as to what causes childhood obesity.

http://www.state.nj.us/health/fhs/documents/obesity.pdf

-Charts outlining the obesity problem amongst 6th graders in New Jersey.

http://www.state.nj.us/health/fhs/shapingnj/reports/#1

-This website provides statistics and information regarding childhood obesity and how to beat it.

http://www.aacap.org/cs/root/facts_for_families/obesity_in_children_and_teens

-Lists the causes, challenges and risks of obesity and speaks of how to manage it.

 

New Jersey’s Fight on Obesity:

http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/healthquest/nj-win-win-solution-fighting-childhood-obesity-and-supporting-local-farmers

-Talks about having local farms in New Jersey provide fresh produce to schools to help fight childhood obesity.

http://www.state.nj.us/health/fhs/shapingnj/work/shapingnj/childcare/

http://www.state.nj.us/health/fhs/shapingnj/work/shapingnj/schools/

-New Jersey’s initiative to help fight obesity.  Provides interesting facts and figures.

 

How to Be a Fit Kid:

http://kidshealth.org/kid/stay_healthy/index.html#cat119

-Provides articles on a variety of topics including how to keep fit and how to eat healthy.

http://kidshealth.org/kid/nutrition/weight/fit_kid.html#cat20514

-Outlines the healthy habits of being a fit kid.

http://kidshealth.org/parent/nutrition_center/staying_fit/exercise.html?tracking=P_RelatedArticle#

-Spells out the benefits of exercise and fitness and mentions television intake.

http://www.bam.gov/index.html

-Website offers healthy food ideas as well as physical activity options.

http://www.letsmove.gov/

–        First Lady Michelle Obama’s campaign to fight childhood obesity

 

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