Published by Redleaf Press
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St. Paul, MN 55117
www.redleafpress.org © 1997, 2006, 2014 by Connie Jo Smith, Charlotte M. Hendricks, and Becky S. Bennett
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First edition published 1997. Second edition 2006. Third edition 2014.
Cover design by Jim Handrigan
Cover photograph by Blend Images Photography/Veer
Interior design by Percolator
Typeset in Stone Informal, Matrix Script, and Trade Gothic
Illustrations by Chris Wold Dyrud
Photograph on page 83 © Wavebreakmediamicrro/Veer
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Smith, Connie Jo.
Fitness and nutrition / Connie Jo Smith, Charlotte M. Hendricks, Becky S. Bennett. — Third edition.
pages cm. — (Growing, growing strong : a whole health curriculum for young children)
Summary: “Given the recent rise of childhood obesity, the need for health education is needed more than ever.
This curriculum provides developmentally appropriate activities that introduce important health concepts,
including physical activity, rest and relaxation, and nutrition and eating habits.”— Provided by publisher.
ISBN 978-1-60554-332-1 (e-book) ISBN 978-1-60554-241-6 (pbk.)
1. Health education (Preschool)—United States. 2. Health education (Elementary)—United States.
3. Curriculum planning—United States. I. Hendricks, Charlotte M., 1957- II. Bennett, Becky S., 1954- III. Title.
2013019776 Printed on acid-free paper