Health Education

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The U.S. Department of Education has released a free, two-part training toolkit designed to reduce incidents of bullying, for use by classroom teachers and educators. The toolkit was developed by the Safe and Supportive Schools Technical Assistance Center, supported by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Healthy Students, in collaboration with the NEA and the American Federation of Teachers.

This training toolkit is made up of two modules that address bullying in classrooms.  Specifically, it is designed to assist teachers in cultivating meaningful relationships with students while creating a positive climate in the classroom.


Module 1 - Understanding and Intervening in Bullying Behavior

Addresses how to identify and effectively intervene when bullying occurs (including tips on de-escalation).

              Trainer’s Guide, Overview, and Outline (PDF)
              PowerPoint (PPT)
              Handouts (PDF)
              Module 1 Trainer Feedback


Module 2 - Creating a Supportive Classroom Climate

Considers effective strategies to build a classroom climate where bullying is less likely to occur.

              Trainer’s Guide, Overview, and Outline (PDF)
              PowerPoint (PPT)
              Handouts (PDF)
              Module 2 Trainer Feedback

DESIGN TEAM NOTE: This training toolkit was intentionally designed to be offered as a series. The content of each module complements and completes the content contained in the other module. While Module 1 (Understanding and Intervening in Bullying Behavior) addresses how to identify and effectively intervene when bullying occurs (including tips on de-escalation), Module 2 (Creating a Supportive Classroom Climate) considers effective strategies to build a classroom climate where bullying is less likely to occur. It’s our belief that teachers and students alike are best served when BOTH modules are covered with teachers within a short timeframe of one another.

*Please return to this site once you’ve delivered this module and complete a short survey (see trainer feedback form links above) to provide feedback on how this content can be improved in the future.

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Let's Move Active Schools: JOIN the Movement

Let’s Move! Active Schools is a physical activity and physical education solution to ensure 60 minutes of physical activity a day is the new norm for schools. Ultimately, Let’s Move! Active Schools, part of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! initiative, helps schools develop a culture in which physical activity and physical education are foundational to academic success. To learn more visit: http://www.letsmoveschools.org/.

 

Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs(CSPAP)

A Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (CSPAP) is a multi-component approach by which school districts and schools use all opportunities for students to be physically active, meet the nationally-recommended 60 minutes of physical activity each day, and develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence to be physically active for a lifetime.

Training Tools for Healthy Schools E-Learning Series- CSPAP

http://www.orau.gov/dph/cspap/page01.html

  • Continuing education credits (CEU) and certificate of completion

 

 

Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (CSPAP) 60 Minutes diagram 

 

Comprehensive School Physical Activity Porgram Guide

National Framework for Physical Activity and Physical Education

CSPAP 101

 

 

Supporting Quality Physical Education and Physical Activity in School

Bridging the Gap collaborated with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop a series of briefs highlighting opportunities to support wellness policies through evidence-based strategies.These briefs provide an assessment of policies across school districts nationwide, related to wellness policy components. They also highlight areas of opportunity for state agencies, school districts, and schools to strengthen wellness policy components. The fact sheet provides an overview of the Supporting Quality Physical Education and Physical Activity in School brief.

Physical Education Fact Sheet

 

Personal Health Series; Safe and Healthy Summer

The following are links to resources from KidsHealth in the Classroom for the Personal Health Series: Safe and Healthy Summer.

 The Teacher’s Guide includes.

• Standards

• Related Links

• Discussion Questions

• Activities for Students

• Reproducible Materials

This guide correlates with National Health Education Standards: The activities will help your students plan a safe, healthy, and fun summer.

Grades PreK-2:

 

Grades 3-5:

 

Health Education Resources for Secondary Students with Intellectual Disabilities or Low Literacy

 *The materials and resources in the document link below have been submitted by partners from across the US who provide health education to persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  These materials are not part of the Florida Department of Education approved curriculum but may be useful as supplemental materials for providing health education to secondary students with intellectual disabilities.

Health Education for Students with ID

 

Physical Activity Turns on the Brain - Webinar

Provided by Florida Action for Healthy Kids in Partnership with:

Florida Department of Education, Office of Healthy Schools
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Food, Nutrition and Wellness
Florida Department of Health, Coordinated School Health Program
Florida Pioneering Healthier Communities
School District of Palm Beach County

 Streaming link: https://suncom.webex.com/suncom/ldr.php?RCID=243364026f938538815b58cf0ac2b490

  Download link: https://suncom.webex.com/suncom/lsr.php?RCID=1231ad69d17b53c5d827d677f32c9512

 

Physical Education and Health Education Nutrition Lessons by Grade

Below you will find nutrition lessons by grade level:

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The CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard

The CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard (HSC) is a tool designed to help employers assess the extent to which they have implemented evidence-based health promotion interventions in their worksites. The CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard assists employers in identifying gaps in their health promotion programs, and helps them to prioritize high-impact strategies for health promotion at their worksites including: organizational supports, tobacco control, nutrition, physical activity, weight management, stress management, depression, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, signs and symptoms of heart attack and stroke, and emergency response to heart attack and stroke.

Download the scorecard: The CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard

Why Does Employee Wellness Matter?

Health care costs take a large bite out of the already lean school district budget and districts are facing unsustainable increases in these costs. Wellness programs are an effective strategy that should be embedded in the district strategic plan and included as a key strategy in the academic mission.  By implementing employee wellness programs, Florida school districts are taking steps to ensure that the resources of the people of Florida are maximized by providing a strong, healthy, and productive workforce.

Thirty Florida School Districts have formed the School District Employee Wellness Partnership.  Members share information, problem solve as a group, share best practices,  and participate in quarterly calls and an annual meeting.  Mutual support and sharing of information and resources is very useful in conducting your program, whether it is a well established district wide program or you're just getting started. The partnership is open to all Florida school districts. For information on how to become a member of the partnership contact the Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention at 850-245-4330.

 

Step by Step to Employee Wellness

Employee wellness is a vital component of the Coordinated School Health approach and a key element of the Florida Healthy School District Self-Assessment. Employees who practice healthy behaviors serve as role models for students and help to create a “culture of wellness” in schools in which the healthy choice is the easy choice. Healthy employees are more engaged and productive, absent less often, and less likely to suffer from chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis and cancer that can increase the cost of healthcare for the district and reduce the amount of money that is available for critical educational purposes such as staff. 

The Florida Department of Health has created a school level implementation tool that provides a simple guide for implementing health and wellness programs in schools, administrative offices, transportation departments and other areas that serve groups of employees. The guide is available at Step by Step to Employee Wellness.

 Improved Blood Pressure Control Among School Bus Drivers with Hypertension 

The Department of Transportation mandates that drivers that hold a commercial driver license have normal blood pressure readings. The School Board of Broward County (SCBC) provided onsite biometric screenings at their transportation sites to determine the prevalence of hypertension. Many of their drivers were out of compliance.   

In partnership with Novartis Pharmaceuticals and their insurer, SCBC offered educational materials, weekly consultations with a dietician, gym membership, behavioral trainings and health seminars at no cost to the drivers. In addition, blood pressure machines were installed in all of their transportation terminals. Participants were screened at the beginning of the school year and before the start of summer break to evaluate the impact of the hypertension educational initiative.  

As a result of this initiative, the proportion of drivers diagnosed with hypertension who practiced self-management behaviors (such as blood pressure monitoring, exercise, and diet) increased.  Participants also reported high level satisfaction with the SCBC wellness program. The study was published in the Journal of Population Health Management and featured on ABC World News. 

ABC News Report: "Getting Off the Bus" 

 

Tags:   health  school-personnel  

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Health Promotion Public Service Announcements

The link below provides PSA's created by Fort Walton Beach High School’s Bio-Medical class for use in schools and on the Okaloosa County School website.  Topics focus on healthy eating and physical activity.

PSAs 

Submitted by:  Lois D. Handzo, Program Director, Student Intervention Services/ESOL, Okaloosa County School District  HANDZOL@mail.okaloosa.k12.fl.us

 

Health Education Resources for Secondary Students with Intellectual Disabilities or Low Literacy

 *The materials and resources in the document link below have been submitted by partners from across the US who provide health education to persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  These materials are not part of the Florida Department of Education approved curriculum but may be useful as supplemental materials for providing health education to secondary students with intellectual disabilities.

 Health Education for Students with ID

 

Physical Education and Health Education Nutrition Lessons by Grade

Below you will find nutrition lessons by grade level:

 

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