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-- Hello to the health -- I'm not demanding.
Childhood obesity rates have more than triple over the last thirty years and the extra pounds are putting kids on the path to developing conditions that typically.
Only affected adults like diabetes hypertension.
High cholesterol and heart disease.
Joining me now to talk about how we can stop this trend is -- won't see from -- thank you for being here.
And there you've got a lot of energy absolutely all right so tell me a little bit about this organization what is spark.
Spark is -- research based organization and we provide physical education early childhood.
Afterschool and coordinated school health programs for schools across the world.
And here in the US how will just -- it or you you and every state.
Thousands of schools have implement -- -- program give me some tips that we can tell schools and they can do now.
To improve -- that held the child.
Well first focusing on body physical education.
At ensuring that they do provide.
A quality physical educator.
And -- that those children.
Have opportunities to have access to physical activity throughout the school day and not just physical education but before school after school and at recess.
So let me tell you something because you know I know that a lot of schools have cut down and exercise but now I'm the principal in the middle school I -- you guys I need to enhance my exercise curriculum.
Shall I call you you come in what is it that you're looking for.
He first spent a sign.
This school and what infrastructure looks like how many times that school is providing -- of education for their students.
Whether it's taught by a qualified physical educator and -- Is it active if it sign are the children learning and are they developing the skills that -- last for a lifetime because ultimately want them to be active.
I don't I think that for a lot of teachers and you know it's you know sometimes the they are so busy trying to you know get the curriculum the math and science and everything else of these Ellicott we haven't thought about -- curriculum about exercise for you guys come along and you sort of created templates and look you can continue to you'll have -- this is how you can in your school create a template for exercise right.
-- in the lessons integrate academics in so that physical educators can provide some.
And there's been several studies to correlate academic performance.
And increase physical activity but now you have a contests.
Yes all right tell me about the contest we're excited to launch the healthy school make over contest we partnered with over ten organizations.
To really transform a school.
And that school would provide more active physical education and opportunities for physical activity before school after school throughout the school day.
Health and nutrition education materials would be provided to the school from all of our fabulous partners.
And and you kind of monitor their progress and -- or or the input and the participation rate in students.
Are there any benchmark marks when he comes to obesity rates -- things like -- for the kids enough.
We're focused on.
Changing this school environments OK and behavior the school.
Behavior -- school and to their fitness scores so they're happy and positive results.
In sparks schools with increased in fitness scores sports skills and academic achievement -- -- kids are better learners.
So what are they get when they win.
They went a fat used -- if it's 45000.
Dollar package and including a quote absolutely you know.
And if -- and -- if I -- fame golfer Annika Sorenstam.
So -- and women who did that konduz is going on right now or is it ends soon yes schools have an opportunity to visit healthy school make effort dot com.
And submit Nvidia telling us why they need a healthy school make up our and that will be their opportunity to showcase and really talents.
How we can transform their school and make it a better environments right thank you for being here thank you.
Did you have any health topics you wanna talk to me about email -- -- -- -- -- -- many of Fox's -- Until next time -- document.