Resources & References: FITNESS & NUTRITION

Fitness and Nutrition Information Troop Meetings Main Event

Athletics, Cooking, Personal Fitness, Public Health, and Sports merit badge pamphlets
American College of Sports Medicine, ed. ACSM’s Complete Guide to Fitness & Health. Human Kinetics, 2011.
Chryssicas, Mary Kaye. Breathe: Yoga for Teens. DK Children, 2007.
Dunham, Kelli. The Boy’s Body Book: Everything You Need to Know for Growing Up YOU. Applesauce Press, 2013.
Faigenbaum, Avery, and Wayne Westcott. Youth Strength Training: Programs for Health, Fitness, and Sport. Human Kinetics, 2009.
KidsPeace. I’ve Got This Friend Who: Advice for Teens and Their Friends on Alcohol, Drugs, Eating Disorders, Risky Behavior, and More. Hazelden, 2007.

Human Kinetics
Nourish Interactive
The President’s Challenge Program
The SCOUTStrong Presidential Active Lifestyle Award

Related Program Features
Backpacking, Climbing and Rappelling, Cooking, Cycling, Hiking, Orienteering, Paddle Sports, and Soccer

Photo and Illustration Credits

(water bottle and Scout, BSA file; MyPlate logo, U.S. Department of Agriculture, courtesy; exercise bike,©Serghei Starus, courtesy), (©Phil Date, courtesy), MyPlate logo, U.S. Department of Agriculture, courtesy),(Scout recording and Scout doing sit-and-reach test, BSA file; sit-and-reachbox illustration, BSA/John McDearmon; caliper,©John Panella, courtesy), and (, courtesy: ball, ©Mega Pixel; flying disc, ©Ramsey Sanford Houck; lacrosse player, ©James A Boardman)

We are grateful to Ashely Clinton, Vancouver, Washington, Certified Personal Trainer, who helped develop the Fitness and Nutrition program feature.

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