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Up for the Challenge


Up for the Challenge:  Lifetime Fitness, Healthy Decisions / is a fitness, nutrition and health curriculum for school-aged, middle school and teen youth.  It was written for military afterschool programs but is easily adaptable to any afterschool or 4-H club setting.  The 290-page curriculum is divided into five chapters with each chapter containing multiple lessons in physical activity, nutrition and healthy decision making.  Lessons range in scope and length from 30-60 minute nutrition and/or physical activities to a multi-week wellness event.  Each lesson provides expected youth outcomes, instructor essential information, preparation instructions, supplies, lesson time, handouts and opportunities for reflection.  

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