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Destination Wellness

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Welcome to Destination Wellness, a new tool to help educators stress to high school students the importance of healthy eating and physical activity.

 

Destination Wellness takes a teen-friendly approach to wellness.  Students learn that they are in the driver’s seat.  They can choose to run on empty or fuel up with foods that will give them energy.  They can sit in the parking lot or get in gear and make physical activity a priority.

 

With Destination Wellness, students learn how to distinguish between science and hype when they research nutrition on the Internet.  They define a realistic and healthy body image. They conduct a self-assessment of their current eating and physical activity habits and make plans for change.  Throughout the eight-lesson kit, the “driver” theme makes lessons enjoyable and reinforces the idea that students are in control of their eating and exercise habits.

 

Destination Wellness was written by a registered dietitian and was funded by a U.S. Department of Agriculture Team Nutrition grant.  Team Nutrition’s goal is to improve children’s lifelong eating and physical activity habits by using the principles of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the Food Guide Pyramid.

Introduction to Destination Wellness

Lesson 1 
Navigating the Net: Avoiding Wrong Turns on the Information Superhighway
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Lesson 2
Take a Scientific Road Trip: Use the Map and Follow the Signs
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PowerPoint Presentation

Lesson 3
What’s Your Make and Model? Taking Care of Your “Vehicle”
Lesson Plan
PowerPoint Presentation
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Lesson 4
Check Under the Hood: Optimize Performance with the Maintenance Check List
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Lesson 5
On the Road Trip of Life: What’s Your Itinerary? What are your Potholes, Detours, and Scenic Rest Stops?
Lesson Plan
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PowerPoint Presentation

Lesson 6
Outsmart Those Smooth Talkers: Save Your Money, Your Health, and Your Self-Respect
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PowerPoint Presenation

Lesson 7
“Filler-Up” with Premium Fuel: Don’t Run on Empty, Enjoy Regular Pit Stops
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Lesson 8
Don’t Park It! Start Your Engine! Take Yourself Where You Want to Go
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Contact Information
Judy Dzimiera, Nutrition Education Specialist
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone:  410-767-0204
TTY/TDD:  410-333-6442
Fax:  410-333-2635/410-333-2619
Email:  jdzmiera@msde.state.md.us
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