Healthy Living Curriculum

  • Research Project

What We Do

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.

This is a development project to organize and refine a curriculum for elementary school children that combines contemplative/mindfulness practices from yoga and meditation with physical fitness, nutrition education, and social emotional skill training to test for effects on stress, well-being, behavior in school, and academic achievement. 

Project Team

Patricia Jennings

Patricia A. Jennings

  • Professor
  • Ed.D. in Curriculum & Instruction Program Director

Contact Us

Mailing Address

  • 405 Emmet Street South
    PO Box 400281
    Charlottesville, VA 22903