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(207) 947-7541
135 Broadway
Bangor, ME
 
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(207) 827-6101
Bangor, ME
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Addictions and Dependency, Counselor Education
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National Certified Counselor

Hillary Crossman
(207) 989-3760
Brewer, ME
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School
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National Certified Counselor

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(207) 581-2479
Orono, ME
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(207) 581-1359
Old Town, ME
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French

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(207) 942-2199
Bangor, ME
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National Certified Counselor

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Bangor, ME
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National Certified Counselor

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(207) 581-2528
Orono, ME
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National Certified Counselor

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(207) 843-6010
Eddington, ME
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National Certified Counselor

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(207) 776-5194
South Portland
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Choice, Control, & Change Curriculum: Bringing Healthful Habits to LiFE

What influences our food and activity choices? What do we notice about the food labels on packaged snacks? How can we balance the food energy we take in with the physical energy we expend? These are some of the questions that middle school students tackle when their teachers use Choice, Control, & Change (C3), the newest curriculum guide in the Linking Food and the Environment Series (LiFE) published by Teachers College at Columbia University and the National Gardening Association. C3 takes a novel approach to obesity prevention and health education. Rather than ask students to merely digest information, such as memorizing food groups, the lessons engage them as inquirers who explore personally relevant questions, gather data, and look for patterns. They discuss and reflect on their food and activity influences and choices and on the biology of lifestyle-related diseases. With guidance, “tweens” and teens discover that they have the power, skills, and knowledge to opt for behaviors that can help them – and their communities – thrive.

Initial lessons engage students in examining their food environments, such as mapping neighborhood food sources and gathering data on what they consume. They also dig into taste preferences, by testing classmates’ responses to sugar, for example. By reflecting on how our basic makeup – and media messages – influence the foods we select, students can grasp the big picture about human eating habits rather than feel targeted for choosing the “wrong” foods.

Next, the young scientists use simple experiments to explore how bodies work and what gets in their way (for instance, what happens when cholesterol clogs an artery). Over time, they begin to grasp the rationale for balancing the food in/energy out equation and to see how a lopsided one can affect their weight and health. Thus motivated, students are equipped to apply what they’ve learned to their own lifestyle decisions. Through guided goal setting, they analyze personal food log data and set goals for actions they plan to take more of (e.g., eat at least fourcups a day of fruits and veggies, walk 10,000 steps a day) and less of (eat processed snacks). With concrete action plans and scientific evidence in hand, the investigators track, analyze, and discuss their progress and challenges. Optional projects, such as growing school gardens or producing public service ads, enable them to effect changes in their own communities.

Robust Teacher Support
The 19 lessons are designed to be taught sequentially rather than as stand-alone experiences. Data collected from earlier activities, along with homework reflections and students’ emerging understanding, become the building blocks for subsequent lessons.

Here are some other C3 features that help busy teachers with implementation:

A planning matrix includes unit and lesson preparation and an overview of how science and behavioral concepts build over time. Each lesson identifies science processes...

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