“No educational tool is more essential than good health.” Council of Chief State School Officers
Alliance for a Healthier Generation: Supporting Health Education in Schools Recipe for Success AAHPERD/AAHE National Convention April 26, 2013 Katherine Wilbur, Alliance for a Healthier Generation National Health Education and Policy Advisor Lisa Riley, Cabell County School District Assistant Principal, Athletic Director and Wellness Coach Pete Shankle, Durham Public Schools Former Wellness Coordinator Voyager Academy
Reflective Question How would you rate your knowledge of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation and its free health education resources that are available to schools? 1. I have little knowledge of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation (AHG) 2. I am somewhat familiar with the AHG 3. I have joined the AHG 4. I am very active with the AHG Place a dot on the poster on the wall that best represents your response.
Why Childhood Obesity? Nearly 1 in 3 children (ages 2-19) in the United States is overweight or obese.
Session Objectives 1. Healthy Schools Program (HSP) tools and supports available to all schools 2. Strategies for planning and implementing health education in two districts - application to you 3. HSP Resources 4. Plan for sharing
Alliance for a Healthier Generation Goal The Goal: Reduce the nationwide prevalence of childhood obesity Inspire young people to develop lifelong healthy habits Positively affects the places that can make a difference to a child’s health since 2005: Homes Schools (Healthy Schools Program) Doctor’s offices Communities
Healthy Schools Program Framework Seven Wellness Areas Policy/Systems School Meals Programs Competitive Foods and Beverages Health Education Employee Wellness Physical Education Student Wellness A set of best practice criteria that provide guidelines for a healthier school environment
HSP Program Managers Alabama Arizona California CA, Coachella Valley Connecticut Delaware Florida (3), Miami Georgia (2) Hawaii Illinois/Indiana, Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana (2), New Orleans Massachusetts Maryland, PGC Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Delta Missouri Navajo Nation Nebraska Nevada New Jersey, New Mexico, New York North Carolina Oklahoma Ohio Oregon Pennsylvania South Carolina, South Dakota Tennessee Texas (2), Dallas Washington DC Wisconsin plus adding more
Children Must Be Fit and Healthy to Learn Children Must Learn to Be Healthy Healthy Students: Attend school more often Have fewer discipline problems Score higher on tests Healthy Students: Attend school more often Have fewer discipline problems Score higher on tests
Implementing Health Education Across the Curriculum A Recipe for Student Wellness Pete Shankle, Master Chef Alliance for a Healthier Generation Ambassador
Teachers Who Believe Students Who Need Parents Who Trust Mix this together and enjoy the blend. It Takes a Great Base to Make a Great Soup
Employ the Parents Know your Curriculum Form your Wellness Committee Establish your Goals Enlist the Resources in your Community (You will be amazed at how many yeses you will get) Interview your Faculty - Find your strengths Use the Alliance for a Healthier Generation and your Program Manager or HSP Network Support Manager Adding the Ingredients
Social Studies Community Helpers Science Food Chemistry Life Size Diagram of Circulatory System, Lungs and Heart English Food Journal and Family Pledge School Wide Project School Health Day Healthy Projects Across the Curriculum
Mix Well Don’t forget a dash of your Program or Support Manager Add the Alliance Toolbox to suit taste And simmer until done
1.No health education 2.Health education, but no formal curriculum 3.Defined health education curriculum – no accountability for implementation 4.Provide quality health education and always looking for improvements Activity: Where Are You in the Process?
Alliance Resources to Support Health Education Website - https://www.healthiergeneration.org/ https://www.healthiergeneration.org/ Health Education Toolkit HSP Resource Database
Alliance Resources to Support Health Education ReadB4UEat – grades 5 -7ReadB4UEat – grades 5 -7 Care2Eat – grades 7 – HSCare2Eat – grades 7 – HS Being Well Book and Discussion GuideBeing Well Book and Discussion Guide Weigh In: Talking to your children about weight and healthWeigh In: Talking to your children about weight and health Fitness BreaksFitness Breaks
Wellness Area Advisors Policy/Systems – Kathy Wilbur School Meals – Jill Parker Competitive Foods and Beverages – Jill Parker Health Education – Kathy Wilbur Employee Wellness – Michelle Owens Physical Education – Lisa Perry Student Wellness – Michelle Owens
Online Support Beth Graham National Network Manager T 843.742.1380 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Nicole Walker HSP Network Support Manager Toll Free: 888.543.4584 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
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