The Healthy Athletes Program is a pilot program for high school students that will be offered in Spring 2013, as part of the LAUSD Healthy Schools Campaign. At each participating school, a coach and USC graduate student intern will lead weekly nutrition lessons for high school athletes and other students who are interested in learning about nutrition and fitness.
The final four lessons focus on sports nutrition for active young people
7. Eating Before and During Exercise 8. Eating for Recovery and Immune Function 9. Building Muscle and Performance Hydration 10. Vitamin D and Vegetarian Eating for Athletes
Service-Learning / Leadership Opportunities
High school students in the Healthy Athletes Program will also have the opportunity to earn service-learning credit and apply their leadership skills by:
• Completing a “Students Teaching Parents” requirement •Creating a poster with original artwork that conveys positive messages about healthy eating and active living •Promoting the Healthy Schools Campaign and Healthy Messages Poster Contest in their schools •Mentoring younger students at a nearby elementary or middle school
If you are a coach or teacher interested in bringing the Healthy Athletes Program to your students, SOSMentor will provide all materials, including curriculum packets, lesson plans, worksheets, and educational materials. Our office also provides ongoing technical support. To get started, call us at (818) 222-4243 or send us an email at info@SOSMentor.org.
How to Get Involved
The 10-week program covers the basics of healthy eating, plus sports nutrition. The first six lessons are the same as the general Healthy Schools Campaign curriculum:
1. MyPlate and Whole Grains 2. Fruits and Vegetables 3. Dairy and Protein 4. Oils and Empty Calories 5. Breakfast, Snacks and Dining Out 6. Physical Activity/Balancing Food & Fun