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Healthy and Sustainable Fundraising Activities

For most schools and organizations, fundraisers bridge the gap between budgets and the money they need in order to operate. Despite the continued rise in childhood and adult obesity and increased attention to humankind’s ecological impact, many fundraisers still rely on the sale of high-calorie, low-nutrient foods or ask supporters to become consumers of incidental items and paper products "to support the cause."

Healthy and Sustainable Fundraising Activities offers innovative and thoughtful options that raise money for your cause without contradicting the physical activity, health, and ecological messages emphasized in your school or organization. In contrast to traditional fundraisers involving food and incidental products, the ideas in Healthy and Sustainable Fundraising Activities encourage personal, community, and environmental health and reinforce the health and social responsibility initiatives in place in your school or organization. With Healthy and Sustainable Fundraising Activities you’ll learn how to involve not just your school or organization but the entire community in health-promoting, environmentally friendly activities.

With Healthy and Sustainable Fundraising Activities, you’ll find a range of ideas—from ink cartridge recycling to a dance competition—and a unique approach to fundraising sure to energize your students, members, and community to meet and exceed your fundraising goals. For educators, each of the activities outlined in the text is based on National Health Education Standards (NHES) and National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) standards and 21st-century learning outcomes, making this text a great resource for incorporating the health and wellness initiatives of your school into the fundraising plans for your class, club, sport team, or organization.

Activities in the book are grouped according to the level of knowledge, skills, and abilities required for organizing and conducting them. Most activities use similar or commonly used resources often available in a school or organizational setting. You’ll find clear and complete explanations in a standard lesson plan format along with the tools and information you need in order to implement each idea. With background information on various types of fundraisers, how these types are categorized, and guidance on scheduling, implementing, and communication, you’ll have a full picture of what it takes to complete each event.

Get your members and community involved in a project that not only raises money but also gives children exposure to important values such as lifelong wellness, hard work, perseverance, integrity, and civic engagement. Regardless of whether you are new to fundraising or simply searching for new ideas for your next project, Healthy and Sustainable Fundraising Activities offers the tools, information, and inspiration to help you reach your monetary goals in ways that contribute to the health and well-being of your students, members, community, and the environment.

Healthy Eating Every Day

Improve your health and quality of life through balanced eating!

Healthy Eating Every Day is a practical, evidence-based program that teaches you how to improve your eating habits in ways that fit your lifestyle.

Inside, you’ll discover how to choose the right balance of the right foods, set realistic goals and rewards, and cope with triggers for unhealthy eating. You’ll also learn these useful skills:

> Create food shopping lists that include healthy foods
> Balance calories to achieve and maintain a healthy weight
> Eat well when dining out or away from home
> Set personal goals to help you reduce your sodium intake or increase the number of fruits and vegetables you eat

Healthy Eating Every Day contains checklists, charts, activities, and reminders to help you personalize the program and enjoy the process of learning how to eat healthy.

Newly updated with the most recent version of the national dietary guidelines and the latest nutrition science, Healthy Eating Every Day gives you the resources and confidence you need to improve your health by eating right.


Implementing Physical Activity Strategies

Developed through a partnership with the National Physical Activity Plan Alliance and the

National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity (NCPPA),

Implementing Physical Activity Strategies profiles 42 physical activity programs that are helping people adopt more active and healthy lifestyles based on the U.S. National Physical Activity Plan (NPAP). This resource combines the expertise of editors Russell Pate and David Buchner as well as a host of respected researchers and practitioners well known for their long-term advocacy for a more physically active society.

Implementing Physical Activity Strategies highlights innovative and proven physical activity programs under way in eight sectors: education; mass media; health care; parks, recreation, fitness, and sports; business and industry; public health; transportation, land use, and community design; and volunteer and nonprofit organizations.

For each, readers will find an explanation of how the physical activity program was executed, how it aligns with the NPAP, the target population of the program, cross-sector collaborations and their benefits, and assessments of program effectiveness.

A consistent presentation of information on each program makes this comprehensive reference easy to use. The text maintains a focus on topics such as cross-sector collaboration, tactics and troubleshooting tips, and how each program aligns with the NPAP. This ensures readers will find tools and information to bring success to their own initiatives. Many of the program profiles include sample press releases, ads, screen shots, photos, surveys, follow-up forms, and other hands-on materials to help readers more readily translate the ideas and materials of these programs into new physical activity initiatives. By sharing examples and case studies of proven programs,

Implementing Physical Activity Strategies supports those seeking ways to bring the benefits of increased physical activity to their constituents:

  • Officials and managers in public health and health care
  • Volunteer and nonprofit organizations
  • Recreation, fitness, and sport leaders
  • Physical education teachers
  • Worksite health promotion advocates
  • Transportation, urban policy, and design workers

  • Implementing Physical Activity Strategies offers a detailed look into exemplary programs that have brought about an increase in regular physical activity for individuals where they live, work, and play. Stimulate new ideas, inspire creativity and innovation, and set in motion new results-oriented physical activity initiatives with

    Implementing Physical Activity Strategies.

    Introduction to Recreation and Leisure, 3rd Edition

    Introduction to Recreation and Leisure, Third Edition, gives students a broad view of the field, offering them a solid foundation for understanding the industry they plan to enter upon graduation.

    Students learn from the perspectives of 52 leading professors, professionals, and emerging scholars from the United States, Canada, Brazil, China, and around the globe. Led by new editors, Tyler Tapps and Mary Sara Wells, these experts introduce recreation and leisure foundational concepts, delivery systems, and programming services. Students benefit from the diversity of perspectives and viewpoints from around the world as they learn about the similarities and differences in the industry from an international perspective.

    The following are new to this edition:
    • New editors and contributors from around the world, including emerging scholars
    • Updated data throughout the book
    • New chapter sections
    • An expanded chapter on international perspectives on sustainability and ecotourism
    • Real-world connections to recreation and leisure theories that help students consider career options
    • A web study guide with On the Job learning activities, a glossary, chapter overviews, article summaries, and recommendations of websites to explore
    A Strong Foundational Overview
    Introduction to Recreation and Leisure grounds students in the historical, philosophical, and social aspects of the industry. The authors offer fresh insights into community parks and recreation departments, nonprofit organizations, and commercial recreation and ecotourism enterprises. Students learn about various enriching educational programs and services for people of all ages.

    “The text encompasses a variety of services, including recreational sport management, outdoor and adventure recreation, health and wellness, and arts and culture,” says Tapps. “It also exposes students to career options and supports them as they explore their interests and prepare for challenging careers in the industry.”

    Text Contents
    The book is organized into three parts. In part I, students learn about the foundations of recreation and leisure, including the historical, philosophical, and social issues that have shaped the field. Part II explores various sectors of the field, including leisure service delivery systems, public recreation, the nonprofit sector, the for-profit sector (such as event and ecotourism enterprises), and therapeutic recreation, among others. Part III focuses on the programming of recreation and leisure services, including program delivery systems, recreational sport management, outdoor and adventure recreation, the nature of recreation and leisure as a profession, and more.

    Each chapter includes learning objectives that highlight the chapter’s important concepts, as well as an Outstanding Graduates feature that introduces former students who have gone on to successful careers in the field. A glossary of important terms is included in the web study guide, which is part of the ancillary package.

    The text is supported by an instructor guide, a test package, a PowerPoint presentation package, and a web study guide that contains chapter summaries and learning experiences. These resources make it easier for instructors to prepare for and manage their courses, and they help students retain what they learn from the text.

    Guidance for Students Making Career Choices
    This fully updated text, with its insights and perspectives from top professionals and professors from around the globe, opens up the world of recreation and leisure for students, offering them vital information that will help them make informed choices as they move forward in pursuit of careers in this growing field. With its cutting-edge view of recreation and leisure services, Introduction to Recreation and Leisure prepares students for success in the field of recreation and leisure.

    Leisure and Aging: Theory and Practice

    The number and percent of older people in developed countries continue to grow, thanks to medical advances and decreases in fertility and mortality rates. And that means that tomorrow’s recreation and leisure professionals will be more challenged than ever to meet the needs of an increasingly older culturally diverse population.

    Leisure and Aging: Theory and Practice provides students and professionals with a balanced perspective of current knowledge as it presents cutting-edge research from the fields of both gerontology and leisure studies. Written by authors from various disciplines who represent an international who’s-who in leisure and aging research, this text explores theories in leisure and aging; bridges the gap between research and application, arming professionals with tools to navigate diverse cultures; and offers insight into delivery of leisure services in older adult communities and long-term care environments.
    Each chapter features learning objectives, study questions, case studies, exercises, and relevant readings. The book is supplemented by online ancillaries, including an instructor guide, test package, and a presentation package with photos, illustrations, and tables from the text. Together, the text and online ancillaries help students connect theories and practice as they prepare for future roles in their chosen fields.

    Leisure and Aging is presented in five sections. Part I introduces global perspectives on leisure and aging, while part II examines the relevance of leisure in an aging context. Part III explores the effects of aging on physical, psychological, social, and spiritual well-being and health. Parts IV and V delve into the role of community in aging and leisure and long-term care and leisure.

    Written for undergraduate students, professors, and professionals in recreation, leisure, gerontology, and aging, Leisure and Aging provides a wealth of knowledge on various aspects of life for older people and the role of leisure in their lives. The text helps students think critically about a phase of life that seems remote from their own and provides perspective to their understanding of aging and leisure.

    Management of Park and Recreation Agencies, 4th Ed. Bundle

    Management of Park and Recreation Agencies, 4th Edition , sponsored by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA), provides park and recreation professionals with best practices for the profession based on National Accreditation Standards. The purpose of the book is to help current and future administrators and managers in every area of parks and recreation, including those in for-profit, nonprofit, commercial and public operations. This book is the #1 resource for professionals preparing for accreditation or the Certified Park and Recreation Executive (CPRE) exam.

    This bundle includes both the physical copy and ebook of Management of Park and Recreation Agencies, 4th Edition, and the Management of Park and Recreation Agencies Compendium

    The ebook is available for online viewing only and cannot be downloaded. .


    Management of Park and Recreation Agencies, 4th Edition

    Management of Park and Recreation Agencies, 4th Edition , sponsored by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA), provides park and recreation professionals with best practices for the profession based on National Accreditation Standards. The purpose of the book is to help current and future administrators and managers in every area of parks and recreation, including those in for-profit, nonprofit, commercial and public operations. This book is the #1 resource for professionals preparing for accreditation or the Certified Park and Recreation Executive (CPRE) exam.


    Managing Sport Events, 2nd Ed.

    Running a successful sporting event—whether it’s a local event, state championship, or international competition—requires the knowledge and skills to plan, organize, promote, lead, and communicate effectively.

    Managing Sport Events, Second Edition, will prepare readers to manage events with ease, guiding them through the entire process, from event conception to post-event evaluation.

    Merging research findings with best practices, Managing Sport Events, Second Edition, presents the key principles of event management to prepare students to enter the field with the skills needed to immediately engage in event production and evaluation. With updated references throughout, the second edition emphasizes practical application by offering plenty of contemporary examples and learning opportunities for students:

    • New industry profiles at the beginning of each chapter showcase professionals putting theory into practice
    • Added sections address emerging trends and topics, such as sustainability and event security

    • Examples show how new technologies can be utilized for event management and event presentation

    • Scenarios highlighting recreational and community events better represent smaller-scale events such as a local 5K run or a youth basketball tournament

    • Case studies and learning activities at the end of each chapter allow students to put theory into practice

    Managing Sport Events, Second Edition, leads students through the reality of what it takes to conduct a successful event. Starting with event conception and development, the text then addresses key planning areas, including staffing, budgeting, marketing, promotion, sponsorship, and legal and risk management. It then moves into key operational areas such as services, logistics, and on-site management, and it concludes the process with postevent duties and considerations.

    Managing Sport Events, Second Edition, integrates the traditional business segments of sport management with the unique requirements of event management. This guide is an essential resource for current and future professionals working in parks and recreation, tourism and hospitality, and sports at all levels—youth, high school, college, amateur, minor league, professional, and international competition.


    Nutrition for Sport, Exercise, and Health

    Nutrition for Sport, Exercise, and Health includes applied content and research-based guidelines to help students distinguish between nutrition recommendations backed by science and the plethora of misinformation available in the field. This comprehensive resource blends nutrition and exercise science with practical information to provide a clear understanding of how nutrition affects sports, exercise, and overall health.

    Nutrition for Sport, Exercise, and Health covers the basics of nutrition, including the functions of and daily allowances for carbohydrate, fat, and protein, as well as micronutrient recommendations; the importance of hydration and electrolyte balance; nutrition in health and disease prevention; population-based nutrition considerations for training and sports; and practical information on measuring and altering body composition. The accessible presentation of material keeps students from getting too bogged down in research, and the text offers real-world applications. Students will also discover career opportunities available to them, including qualifications and job responsibilities for each position.

    The full-color text includes more than 40 photos and more than 130 illustrations alongside digestible, engaging writing. Concepts are presented in a user-friendly manner, and each chapter includes a number of features that enhance understanding:

    > Chapter objectives provide a roadmap to ease students into upcoming content.
    > Key terms help students focus on important vocabulary. The key terms appear in boldface within the chapter and are included within the glossary, where they are defined.
    > Putting It Into Perspective sidebars contain compact vignettes that help college students relate to the content and apply the concepts to their own lives.
    > Do You Know? sidebars are short callouts that provide key insights and easy takeaways for students.
    > Nutrition Tip sidebars provide useful information students can consider for their own nutrition.
    > Reflection Time sidebars prompt students to delve deeper into topics presented in the chapter.
    > Review questions help students identify areas they may need to revisit as well as reinforce key concepts.

    Content is organized in a logical sequence, with each chapter building upon the information previously presented. In part I, the reader is provided with an overview of the role nutrition plays in overall well-being throughout a person's life. Part II focuses on each macronutrient and its role in health and disease, as well as dietary recommendations that support health and an active lifestyle. The role of micronutrients in health and performance is covered in part III. Part IV provides information on the application of nutrition to sport, exercise, and health.

    Instructors will find a full suite of ancillaries that will be helpful in their teaching. The instructor guide and presentation package plus image bank will help in preparing for class, while the test package and chapter quizzes will help assess student learning.

    Students and professionals alike will benefit from the broad coverage found in Nutrition for Sport, Exercise, and Health. Armed with accessible, research-based application, readers will have the tools they need to improve athletic performance, exercise outcomes, and general well-being.