Our third book in the Healthy Haiku Series entitled:
Haiku for Healthy Children & Teens (Vol. 1): Healthy Eating to Prevent Obesity. A Resource for Mentors, Teachers and Parents
is dedicated to children and teens. Childhood obesity has been the subject of a major health campaign (Let’s Move!) by First Lady Michelle Obama. It has been a powerful and effective campaign in so many ways – for so many communities. However, even though it has gained a lot of visibility and support as a public health issue, obesity among children and teens is approaching epidemic proportions.
Once again blending art and public health, this book is packed with scientifically sound information, poems and activities that can be used by families, teachers and mentors.
Haiku for Healthy Children and Teens provides information and strategies for Mentors, teachers, parents and others concerned about the health of young people; and offers the spark to turn on the “health light” or “power source prompt” in youth who are brilliant by design – from birth. The Haiku and other poetry are meant to serve as platforms for discussion, dialogue and creativity leading ultimately to informed choices that reduce risks associated with unhealthy and uninformed dietary choices.
If there are young people in your life that are important to you, you definitely want to share this book/workbook with them! Included are lots of activities and places to create your own poetry about food choices and nutrition!
Coming Soon! Expected Release Date: March 1st! Please take our poll and let us know if you would like updates on this book, related programs and services as well as other books in the Healthy Haiku series! Thank you for your continued interest and support!
Dr. Imani Ma’at