Healthy Living Curriculum
This is a development project to organize and refine a curriculum for elementary school children that combines contemplative/mindfulness practices from yoga and mediation with physical fitness, nutrition education, and social emotional skill training to test for effects on stress, well-being, behavior in school, and academic achievement. We intend to conduct a randomized trial comparing schools with this as part of the curriculum to education as usual. This program will involve 50 schools in the Jefferson County Kentucky school district in a large-scale randomized trial.
- Patricia A. Jennings, Associate Professor