Presentation on theme: "For youth to mobilize, organize and use their voice to create meaningful changes in their school and community. Students will use their passion for eating."— Presentation transcript:
For youth to mobilize, organize and use their voice to create meaningful changes in their school and community. Students will use their passion for eating right, being active and living healthy, to make their school a healthier place for everyone.
Lead your school peers and administrators to improve youths eating habits Lead the school to move more Develop leadership and advocacy skills Gain knowledge about school health issues Make new friends and provide peer-to-peer education Share our individual creativity, ideas, and talents
Step 1 – Get your program agreement signed by you and your school Principal. Step 2 – Recruit a team and get teacher, staff and parents involved that want to participate with the SWAT club. Step 3 – Set weekly days and times when your SWAT can meet and begin planning for events and activities at your school!
At Santa Clara we had our SWAT club help run events that we were already doing within the Sunnyside School District with our Carol White PEP grant, our partnership with the University of Arizona Nutrition Network, and our Fuel Up To Play 60 program. Examples- Apple Crunch, Go for the Greens promotions with Arizona Nutrition Network and Fuel Up To Play 60 Kick off events and activities such as our Healthy Hunt!
The SWAT (Student Wellness Advocacy Team) club came up with many ideas which were presented to the SHAC (School health Advisory Counsel). Both groups agreed to commit to and support these activities: 1)Door Competition 2)Fruit and Vegetable Challenge 3)Students and Staff may wear Red or Green t-shirts. 4)Teachers would do activity breaks in class to get students active. 5)SWAT would run outside lunch recess activities. 6)Cafeteria would serve applesauce and a variety of other fruits and vegetables this week.