Combating Childhood Obesity Through Physical Education


  • Examine facts and statistics related to childhood obesity
  • Develop classroom ready strategies to deal with obesity


How can we as educators help prevent childhood obesity? It is not classified information that we have an obesity crisis in America. Children with obesity can suffer from physical, mental, emotional, and social problems. As an educator it can be frustrating figuring out how to address these issues in physical education class. This course, will introduce you to the causes of childhood obesity. Knowledge of these factors and their negative consequences will help you as an educator combat the causes of a childhood obesity. Using the techniques from this course, you will be able to promote healthy choices that can positively impact students for the rest of their lives.


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