The use of energizers to reinforce nutrition concepts and encourage physical activity

Kathleen Lovett, Betsy Johnson, Mary Caskey, Christopher Pleasants, G. Ali Hurtado

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Abstract

Given the importance of including daily physical activity as a part of a healthy lifestyle, Extension educators should do as much as they can to incorporate physical activity into their educational programming. A University of Minnesota Extension team has created a set of activities that incorporate motion to reinforce nutrition concepts, which can be adapted by educators to almost any topic. Initial evidence suggests incorporating these activities is both effective and reasonably easy. With appropriate time and space, these energizers can be used to increase participants' physical activity, as well as reinforce lesson concepts and make class more fun.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number4TOT9
JournalJournal of Extension
Volume52
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2014

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