HIP HOP TO HEALTH

Hip-Hop to Health Jr is an evidence-based healthy eating and exercise curriculum developed for children ages 3-7 years. Hip-Hop to Health Jr was originally created by Dr. Melinda Stolley with ongoing feedback from early elementary school teachers, parents and school administrators. Results of a comprehensive randomized evaluation study showed that children who received the Hip Hop to Health Jr curriculum showed smaller increases in their body mass index at both a 1-year and 2-year follow-up than children who received a general health curriculum. Thus,HH2H was successful in taking these children off the trajectory to overweight and obesity. The curriculum is literacy-based, interactive and can be easily implemented in a variety of settings including schools, childcare centers, park districts, afterschool programs, churches and homes.  Each week focuses on a specific theme such as go and grow foods, fruits and veggies, alternative activities to TV, heart healthy exercise and so on. Although the original and tested curriculum is 14 weeks with three lessons weekly, we also offer abbreviated programs of 4, 6 and 8 weeks. The child curriculum includes a set of food group puppets, two original curriculum books and a program CD with program songs and two fully scripted 20-minute exercise routines. Parent newsletters for each weekly theme are also available.  

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