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Health & Wellness Skills 101 Middle School Class

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.
Ms. Katie
4 total reviews for this teacher
New class
Class
35 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 12 weeks
11-14
year olds
3-6
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Available Times

Pacific

Tue, Jan 31, 2023

Jan 31 – Apr 18, 2023 (12 weeks)
Tuesdays
11:15 – 11:50 AM
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Description

Class Experience

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. 
Assignments will be given each week in class. 
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
Upon request.
35 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
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/ 
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https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25713... 
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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...
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Teacher

Ms. Katie
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Educator, Professional Interior Designer, Certified Health Coach
4 total reviews
28 completed classes

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