Presentation on theme: "A holistic health & wellness initiative Middletown Public School District, New Jersey Our Team: Casey Burdge BSN, RN, CSN Bernadette Dean MSN, RN, CSN."— Presentation transcript:
A holistic health & wellness initiative Middletown Public School District, New Jersey Our Team: Casey Burdge BSN, RN, CSN Bernadette Dean MSN, RN, CSN Eileen Gavin MSN, RN, CSN, FNP-BC Cathy Grano BSN, RN, CSN Heather Mills-Pevonis EdD (candidate), MSSW PLANTING SEEDS OF SUCCESS & GROWING HEALTHY CHILDREN Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies School Health Leadership Program
Promote the health and wellness of the students and community by incorporating fun activities aimed at: Increasing fruit & vegetable consumption Increasing physical activity Decreasing recreational screen time (IPod, video games, computers, TV)
Walking Club Take 10 March to patriotic song Playground laps (walk, jog or run) “Activate your brain to learn” activities (next slide) School Garden Spring 2014 or 2015 Partnerships with community groups and businesses Other exciting events to come!
Wellness Warriors Move it Monday “I want to move it, move it” Twist it Tuesday “Twist & Shout” Work it Wed “Boom, Boom, Pow” Turn it Thursday “Hula Hoop Song” Funky Fri “Everybody’s workin for the weekend”
Wellness warriors (WW) Chosen from committed students to lead class in movement activities for one month Photo on WW board “You got caught” slips Receive when caught eating fruits/vegetables Entered into drawing for prizes each month (bowling, ice skating, etc)
Complete pre and post Survey Commit to increase fruit & vegetable consumption, increase physical activity and decrease recreational screen time. Used to compare results of our initiatives All who participate will be entered into a drawing to win the GRAND PRIZE
Wellness Revolution Committee Walking Club School Garden More to come!
Procedural evaluation: We Can!® procedural evaluation Monmouth County Department of Weights and Measures will calibrate scales within 3 months prior to measurements. Annual measurement will be performed each September. CDC Tools for Schools procedural outline that each facilitator will utilize the following: Follow procedural outline: Recruit PTA members, staff members & students Kick off at beginning of school year Increase consumption of fruits and vegetables Increase activity by at least 60 minutes every week Walking club two times per week by 30 min Extra 12 min per day In class/after lunch