Stanford University Curriculum

Student Media Awareness to Reduce Television (S.M.A.R.T.) is now available for use in classrooms.  S.M.A.R.T. is a 3rd or 4th grade classroom curriculum proven to successfully motivate children to reduce television watching and video game usage. Research has shown that a reduction in time spent watching television and playing video games can result in lower prevalence of childhood obesity as well as less aggression in children. The SMART curriculum was successfully tested with elementary schools in the San Francisco Bay Area. The curriculum is intended to be used over the course of the school year and includes all the lesson plans and tools needed to implement the program. For information about purchasing this curriculum, visit the Health Promotion Resource Center Store .