During the 2010 Missouri FCCLA Fall Leadership Conference, Missouri members and advisors heard from a variety of experts on the topics of personal finance, careers, and physical fitness/nutrition. Brad Hall, from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, spoke to the groups about resources available to schools that could be used with FCCLA Student Body projects. We thought it would be a good idea to share those resources with you. Let us know if your schools utilizes these resources, or if you have additional resources to share.
Adult CDC BMI Calculator - This calculator provides BMI and the corresponding BMI weight status category. Use this calculator for adults, 20 years old and older.
Child and Teen BMI Percentile - This calculator provides BMI and the corresponding BMI-for-age percentile on a CDC BMI-for-age growth chart. Use this calculator for children and teens, aged 2 through 19 years old.
Spark PE - SPARK is a research-based, public health organization of San Diego State University Research Foundation (disseminated by School Specialty, Inc.) dedicated to creating, implementing, and evaluating programs that promote lifelong wellness. SPARK strives to improve the health of children, adolescents, and adults by disseminating evidence-based Physical Education, After School, Early Childhood, and Coordinated School Health programs to teachers and recreation leaders serving Pre-K through 12th grade students.
Missouri Coordinated School Health Coalition - The Missouri Coordinated School Health Coalition (MCSHC) is a collaborative of organizations and individuals whose primary responsibility is to assist schools in their student health and wellness initiatives. The coalition does this by promoting the use of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) coordinated school health model. This model focuses on improving students’ health and their capacity to learn through families, schools, and communities working together. The model consists of eight interactive components that develop and emphasize health-related knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors. Schools work within the family and community structure to ensure optimal health and wellness for children.