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Health & Wellness Skills 101 Middle School Class

Class
Ms. Katie
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(48)
In this 12-week middle school level class, students will learn multiple perspectives on the basics of health & wellness to be more aware of what the human body needs & how to make better choices that benefit their overall wellbeing.

Class experience

US Grade 7 - 9
Beginner Level
Students will learn foundational basic health & wellness skills to understand what the body needs & make better choices.
I am a Certified Health Coach, Home-based Educator for over a decade, former middle high school substitute teacher with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the Claremont Colleges outside of Los Angeles, CA. My college major was in Environmental Design & my minor was in Psychology. Currently, I work privately with adults to educate them on the body, nutrition and the choices they have in self-care. While I started my career in Interior Design, my passion for spending substantial amount of time studying medical/health research led me to attend an online health coaching certification school out of Virginia. My personal belief: health is very individual, and there is no one-size fits all answer. 
Homework Offered
Assignments will be given each week in class.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Upon request.
Grades Offered
We are building a Health & Wellness Resource Book as we complete each class. Students will also be encouraged to create their own health journals, which, for privacy reasons, they will not share with the teacher or class. For the class assignments, students have an option to research the topic either digitally or non-digitally. If completing the assignments non-digitally, the students will need to visit their local stores frequently during the course and purchase a few more supplies than those students, who research digitally. Doing a combination of the two is okay too. Please let me know if you have any questions. Ms. Katie

General Supplies for All Students:
Two 3-ring-binders (approximately 1”)
One pack of lined 3-hole-punched notebook paper for taking notes
Favorite pen or pencil to write notes
3-hole-punch (for additional sheets posted by Ms. Katie in the classroom)
Ability to print

Supplies for Assignments Completed Digitally:
Computer, internet & printer (please follow internet safety & copyright rules)

Supplies for Assignments Completed Non-Digitally:
One Baker’s Yeast packet, honey, warm water, glass container, plastic wrap (for Class 2)
One Small houseplant plant in a container (for Class 5)
One Poster Board (for Class 11 Final Project)
Ability to take photos
Ability to visit local stores
A majority of the research for these classes come from studies published at the National Institute for Health (NIH)
Class 1: Health & Wellness
https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/health 
Genetics and Health - Genes, Behavior, and the Social Environment - NCBI Bookshelf (nih.gov)
Genetics (nih.gov)
https://www.niehs.nih.gov/health/topics/agents/air-pollution/index.cfm
Stress | NCCIH (nih.gov)
Vitamin A Deficiency - PubMed (nih.gov)
Vitamin B6 Deficiency - StatPearls - NCBI Bookshelf (nih.gov)
Vitamin deficiency (Concept Id: C1510471) - MedGen - NCBI (nih.gov)
Headaches and Magnesium: Mechanisms, Bioavailability, Therapeutic Efficacy and Potential Advantage of Magnesium Pidolate - PubMed (nih.gov)
Creating Healthy Habits | NIH News in Health

Class 2:
www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/digestive-diseases/digestive-system-how-it-works
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5537773/
pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28851467/
Sugar vs. Sugar Alcohol: What’s the Difference? (healthline.com)
The Human Microbiome - The Good Gut
Insulin Resistance - PubMed (nih.gov)
pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/1663443/
pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27146015/
pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/3541564/

Class 3:
Biochemistry, Essential Amino Acids - StatPearls - NCBI Bookshelf (nih.gov)
Protein: metabolism and effect on blood glucose levels - PubMed (nih.gov)
The Various Roles of Fatty Acids - PMC (nih.gov)
The essentials of essential fatty acids - PubMed (nih.gov)
www.nccih.nih.gov/health/vitamins-and-minerals
www.nccih.nih.gov/health/antioxidants-in-depth
www.nccih.nih.gov/health/antioxidants-in-depth
Opportunities for Health Promotion: Highlighting Herbs and Spices to Improve Immune Support and Well-being - PMC (nih.gov)
Digestive Diseases | NIDDK (nih.gov)
Calories - StatPearls - NCBI Bookshelf (nih.gov)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti...
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/9416027/ 
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti... 
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti... 
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25713... 
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti... 
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15715... 
https://academic.oup.com/jn/article/1... 
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/... 
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti...
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23096708
https://www.omicsonline.org/open-acce...
https://patents.google.com/patent/CN1...
https://patents.google.com/patent/KR1...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti...

Class 4
https://www.fda.gov/food/new-nutrition-facts-label/how-understand-and-use-nutrition-facts-label
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK209859/
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16528826/
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30744710/
www.genome.gov/genetics-glossary/Genetically-Modified-Organism
www.genome.gov/genetics-glossary/Genetically-Modified-Organism
www.nccih.nih.gov/health/know-science/natural-doesnt-mean-better
www.nccih.nih.gov/health/know-science/natural-doesnt-mean-better
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6722695/

Class 5
Stress Definition & Meaning - Merriam-Webster
20 Differences between Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Nervous System - Core Differences
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK538239/
NIMH » Getting to Know Your Brain: Dealing with Stress (nih.gov)

Class 6
Social isolation, loneliness and depression in young adulthood: a behavioural genetic analysis - PMC (nih.gov)
Is Oxytocin “Nature’s Medicine”? - PMC (nih.gov)
Neurotransmitters: What They Are, Functions & Types (clevelandclinic.org)
What Is an Introvert? Personality, Characteristics, and More (healthline.com)
pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/12498067/
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2921311/

Class 7
www.nccih.nih.gov/health/melatonin-what-you-need-to-know
pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19427210/
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6783897/
pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26605807/
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9594144/
www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/sleep/sleep-wake-cycle
pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33250348/
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK401/
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5449130/
pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32714710/

Class 8:
Exercise: 7 benefits of regular physical activity - Mayo Clinic
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9544808/
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4818249/
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6172294/
www.nia.nih.gov/health/infographics/benefits-4-types-exercise
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3722610/
www.nia.nih.gov/health/four-types-exercise-can-improve-your-health-and-physical-ability

Class 9
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4207053/
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2908954/
pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15095624/
pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31082167/
kids.niehs.nih.gov/topics/pollution/water/digestive-system/index.htm
pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/7029004/
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7927006/
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4737661/

Class 10
www.genome.gov/news/news-release/The-skin-microbiome-More-than-skin-deep
pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17660014/
pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25115106/
pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19932330/
pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30497517/
pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/2948974/
pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21034990/
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5579659/
pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26844902/
pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/1555125/
pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20888066/
pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20888066/
pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30338244/
pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20620759/
pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17683018/
pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34212752/


Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(48)
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$13

weekly or $150 for 12 classes
1x per week, 12 weeks
35 min

Completed by 17 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 11-14
3-7 learners per class

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