Fitness and fun: Inspiring healthy choices through science enrichment

Published:2007, Colorado State University/College of Applied Human Sciences Newsletter
Authors:CAHS Spring 2007 Newsletter
Type:Project Generated
View Publication http://www.cahs.colostate.edu/alumni-friends/magazines/2007Spring.pdf

Abstract

Hearing about the science enrichment activities dreamed up by the Program ENERGY researchers kind of makes you wish you were a little kid again. While the problems of childhood obesity, increased incidence of diabetes, and sky rocketing health costs are serious problems, there’s nothing like injecting fun into the learning experience to make it relevant for children. Program ENERGY (Education, Nutrition, Exercise and Recreation for Growing Youth), is in its second round of NIH funding with a grant of $1.4 million over 5 years. The program delivers a bi-weekly lesson to 2nd, 4th, and 6th graders at several elementary schools in Fort Collins, as well as schools in Cortez, Colo.; Texas; and West Virginia.