The Brilliance Pages is a journal of articles and ideas gleaned from research, reading, and experience to help encourage and inspire great teaching.
Healthy Student Nutrition shows hoe growing children use food energy for basic organ functions, growth, and mental and social development. Poverty, lack of social support, and lack of parental education, are only some of the circumstance that lead to malnutrition and under nutrition, a growing problem for schools. Topics include: Getting Enough Food; Stunting; Obesity; Causes of Obesity; How Much Fat?; Eating Disorders; Dietary Recommendations; Nutrition Education.
Importance of Sun Safety helps teachers become knowledgeable about the dangers of sun exposure and to teach children and parents sun-safety practices and employ them themselves. Issues examined include ultraviolet (UV) radiation, moles, sun vulnerability, sun protection, and sunscreen products. Sun safety recommendations for school-aged children are provided. Sun safety school programs are also discussed. Sunburn risks, a checklist of sun-safe gear and accessories are provided.