Health Guidelines

Maintaining Your Health and Vitality

About Dr. Fodor

 

A Brief Biography



John T. Fodor, Ed.D.
Professor Emeritus of Health Science
California State University Northridge


Dr. Fodor received his doctorate from UCLA. He is recognized nationally and internationally as a health promotion and health education authority. During his 50 years of professional experience he has served as:

•Professor, Director of Health Education and Co-Director of the Health Science Research Center, Department of Health Science, California State University Northridge
•Co-Director, Health Research Associates, Northridge, California
•Project Director: International Demonstration Project. “The Use of selected Computer and Other Appropriate Technologies to Facilitate Health Promotion and Education,” (In cooperation with the International Union for Health Promotion and Education, the Netherlands Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, the Center for Health Education, L. A. County Office of Education, and the University of Idaho.
•In-House Health Education Consultant, Asia Capital Public Health, Los Angeles, California
•Special Visiting Professor, Department of Health Education, Tsukuba University, Tsukuba, Japan
•Health Education Consultant and Advisor to Nepal for the World Health Organization
•Lecturer in Health Education, UCLA School of Public Health
•High School Teacher, San Gabriel High School, San Gabriel, California
•Author and co-author of numerous books on health promotion and education, including the Framework for Health Education in California Public Schools, California Dept of Ed; Several university textbooks, including Health Instruction: Theory and Application, (4 editions) Lea & Febiger, Health Instruction: Theory and Application, Fifth Edition, Williams and Wilkins;Health Instruction: Theory and Application for Community, School, Health Care and Workplace Settings, Kendal/Hunt,  A high school health textbook, Making Health Decisions, Prentice Hall; Three sets of elementary school health textbooks (24 books), for grades 1 through 8; Good Health For You, Keeping Healthy and A Healthier You, Laidlaw.
•Current publications include: Maintaining Your Health and Vitality, (2007), Booklocker. com, Inc, Health Guidelines for You and Your Family, PDF Ebook, (2007), Booklocker.com, Inc. and Co-author, Health Instruction in Schools (2010), A university textbook, Booklocker.com, Inc. Bangor, Maine.
Dr. Fodor also serves as a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Global Health Promotion, a quarterly publication of the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) as well as member of the Editorial Board, NARO News - North America Reginal Office of  the IUHPE. Dr. Fodor has also volunteerd his services at the Sansum Clinic Health Resource Center, Santa Barbara, California.


SELECTED PHOTOS OF EXPERIENCES IN NEPAL
 (While serving as W.H.O. Special Advisor/Consultant to the Ministry of Health)
                                                 
           
Planning Integrated Health              At Village Elementary School
        Service Project


               
Cows Sharing School Ground   Washing Dishes in Polluted Water  


    
    Planning Session with                  With Village Leaders
        Health Educators


    
    My Transportation to                Meeting with Health Ministry
       Villages in Nepal                  Officials on Village Health Issues


        
     Public Shower and Bath            Preparing Lunch on Field Visit

        
    Village Vegetable Stand                Village Sidewalk Cafe

              
With Village Health Workers                   To Health Ministry
                                                           with Director of Health Education


        
Reviewing Health Program             On Site Visit with Health
              for Village                                          Officials

                                        
                                 Working at My Home In Kathmandu

 
      SELECTED PHOTOS OF EXPERIENCES IN JAPAN
 (While on Assignment as Special Visiting Professor at Tsukuba University)

          
Lecturing at a 
Girls Junior           With Colleagues at International
              College                                   Health Conference in Yokohama


          
     In My Japanese Attire            Yukiko Uchiama and My Wife Mary
                                                              in Their Japanese Attire


          
    Mary Learning Ikebana                           Finished product
(Japanese Flower Arrangement)


             
Curriculum Planning with            Dinner at Health Conference with
Professors Wato and Mori            with Professor Ogura and Teachers


                 
Review of Health Curriculum      At Health Conference with Dr. Eguchi
with Dr. Ohtsu, Juntendo Univ    Chair, Health Education, Tuskuba Univ

                                 
  
                                  Preparing Presentation for          
                                 Japanese School Health Assn     
                                           in Kanazawa Univ         
                 
                          

                                          
      
Enjoying Tea Ceremony            Enjoying the Gardens at Nikko
After a Presentation
              on a Sunday (our day off) 

LIFESTYLE ACTIVITIES THAT DR. FODOR ENJOYS


TENNIS

Usually a couple of hours in the morning three days a week

GOLF
            
Once a week if possible

HIKING AND FISHING

                             
  During the summer months usually at the Mammoth Lakes in the Sierras

SAILING

                 
Several times in the British and U.S. Virgin Ilands and Leeward Islands
But usually in the waters off of Santa Barbara

BUILDING AND FLYING RADIO-CONTROLLED MODEL PLANES

                    
  

Flys every Sunday morning at flying club air field and periodically at reginal
scale flying contests, and 4 times a year at Lake Cachuma with float planes

MAKING TOYS FOR GRANDKIDS, WOOD CARVING AND SCULPTURING

         
       
          
         
       

         
         






                                

     


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