Title of Oral/Poster Presentation

Needs Assessment Project: Assessing Health and Physical Health Curriculum in Utah.

Presenter Information

Zak KonakisFollow

Class

Article

Graduation Year

2017

College

Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services

Department

Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Department

Faculty Mentor

Maya Miyairi Steel

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Abstract

The state of Utah is reliant on the core curriculum, which are foundations built on six separate pillars and standards for the teachers to meet and for the students to understand and be able to master. In the second standard for the health core, it introduces all students into the field of healthy eating and lifestyle choices. Most of which are modest objectives with a good foundation. However, in the resources and help given to the teachers, by way of links and websites: there is none that cover proper nutritional resources. Likewise, there is no other instruction on the purpose for maintaining and realizing positive body image, and no mention or explanation of what the standards for health even are. The core is still reliant on body mass index (BMI) measurements that are vague and inconclusive for determining the health of the individual. As a way of educating and teaching the students on health and healthy lifestyle choices it becomes imperative to give honest and factual information on what constitutes healthy lifestyles. Inside the standard for nutrition and fitness the core also encourages teachers to use the food pyramid as a guide for healthy diet choices, which is a tool that has been replaced in the not so recent past. By continuing to rely heavily on old data and science it continues to spread misinformation and confuse the public on healthy diet and lifestyle choices. To conduct the study: interviews and feedback for the health teachers and feedback on the resources they use and the effect on students. In this poster presentation, results of the interview data will be presented.

Location

South Atrium

Start Date

4-13-2017 3:00 PM

End Date

4-13-2017 4:15 PM

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Needs Assessment Project: Assessing Health and Physical Health Curriculum in Utah.

South Atrium

The state of Utah is reliant on the core curriculum, which are foundations built on six separate pillars and standards for the teachers to meet and for the students to understand and be able to master. In the second standard for the health core, it introduces all students into the field of healthy eating and lifestyle choices. Most of which are modest objectives with a good foundation. However, in the resources and help given to the teachers, by way of links and websites: there is none that cover proper nutritional resources. Likewise, there is no other instruction on the purpose for maintaining and realizing positive body image, and no mention or explanation of what the standards for health even are. The core is still reliant on body mass index (BMI) measurements that are vague and inconclusive for determining the health of the individual. As a way of educating and teaching the students on health and healthy lifestyle choices it becomes imperative to give honest and factual information on what constitutes healthy lifestyles. Inside the standard for nutrition and fitness the core also encourages teachers to use the food pyramid as a guide for healthy diet choices, which is a tool that has been replaced in the not so recent past. By continuing to rely heavily on old data and science it continues to spread misinformation and confuse the public on healthy diet and lifestyle choices. To conduct the study: interviews and feedback for the health teachers and feedback on the resources they use and the effect on students. In this poster presentation, results of the interview data will be presented.