Healthy Bodies, Happy Kids


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The need for practical and common-sense strategies to attack one of the most critical emerging health concerns of our time has been addressed in the series, Healthy Bodies, Happy Kids. The theme-based books, with age-appropriate mascot characters that enhance visual appeal and student motivation, include sections on:

  • Healthy diet;
  • Body systems related to diet and exercise;
  • Exercise and leisure for fitness;
  • Self-esteem for a positive body image and a constructive attitude towards self-management in health;
  • Media analysis involving recognition of food marketing techniques;
  • Internet investigations, including a feedback site;
  • Practical, inquiry-style activities based around relevant, real-life situations, using easily obtained resources such as junk mail and the newspaper.

The Healthy Bodies, Happy Kids series  aims to:

  • Reduce the risk of childhood obesity and poor nutrition;
  • Provide opportunities and motivation for physical activity;
  • Foster a positive body image and promote self-respect;
  • Raise awareness of media influences on children.

The 4-book series also includes an informative, up-to-date and easy-to-use Resource Book that details background information to give teachers and parents insights into issues related to childhood obesity; together with age-appropriate activity books for use in the classroom or the home.

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Healthy Bodies, Happy Kids: Book 1 (Junior Primary), Healthy Bodies, Happy Kids: Book 2 (Middle Primary), Healthy Bodies, Happy Kids: Book 3 (Upper Primary), Healthy Bodies, Happy Kids: Book 4 (Resource Book)