Healthy Active Living and Learning - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

View by Category
About This Presentation
Title:

Healthy Active Living and Learning

Description:

Healthy Active Living and Learning Theresa P. Cone, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Department of Health and Exercise Science Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ – PowerPoint PPT presentation

Number of Views:327
Avg rating:3.0/5.0
Slides: 40
Provided by: SteveC160
Learn more at: http://users.rowan.edu
Category:

less

Write a Comment
User Comments (0)
Transcript and Presenter's Notes

Title: Healthy Active Living and Learning


1
Healthy Active Living and Learning
  • Theresa P. Cone, Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor
  • Department of Health and Exercise Science
  • Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ

2
Making It Work
  • School Goal 3
  • A Coordinated Approach - The Right Team
  • Budget
  • Implementation - Lets Take A
    Look
  • Did It Work?

3
A School Goal
  • To promote healthy eating and increase the level
    of physical activity as a way to help students be
    healthy active learners.

4
Why?
  • Good health contributes to effective learning and
    achievement
  • Children are present in school
  • Children feel good about themselves
  • Children can maintain focus
  • Children can deal with stress

5
Why?
  • Good health is the result of a comprehensive
    outlook that includes home, community and school
  • The staff develops a healthy environment that
    includes nutrition, safety, respect and physical
    activity
  • The family home encourages good nutrition and
    promotes increased levels of physical activity
  • The community offers opportunities for active
    participation in developing a healthy lifestyle

6
A Coordinated Approach
  • Comprehensive School Health Education
  • Physical Education program
  • Parent and community involvement
  • School health services
  • Counseling and psychological services
  • School nutrition services
  • Healthy school environment
  • Health promotion for staff

7
The Right Team
Administration Principal, Assistant Principal
Faculty Physical Education, Nurse, Counselors and Classroom
Staff Secretarial, Cafeteria, Paraprofessionals, Custodial
Students Pre K - 5
Parents/Community Parents, PTO
8
Budget
  • Ideal or Reality
  • or
  • Can they be the Same
  • The Solution may Not be out of reach.

9
Budget
  • Line item resources
  • Shared resources
  • New resources

10
Implementation Lets Take A Look
  • A successful program that incorporated
  • Health
  • Nutrition
  • Physical Activity

11
Activities and Events
  • Healthy Hero The H
  • Bulletin Boards
  • Pedometers
  • Back to School Night
  • Morning Announcements
  • Family Fitness Logs
  • Artist in Residence
  • Monthly School Newsletters
  • Walking Club
  • In School Family Program
  • Healthy Hero Players Theatre
  • Family Fun-Challenge and Fitness Day

12
Earning the H Branding
  • Health Heroes Lunch room visits
  • Visit to Nurse
  • School Assemblies and Healthy Heroes Theater

13
Bulletin Boards
F O O T P R I N T S
14
Bulletin Boards
S T O P G O
15
Pedometers
  • 3rd grade teacher and students

16
Morning Announcements
  • Be Happy and Be Healthy - Drink Water, Eat right
    and Exercise
  • Get up and get active. Join Health Hero 3 today
    for the Thursday Walking Club at 1245 in front
    of the school.
  • Breakfast boosts brainpower. Children who eat
    breakfast are better able to remember
    information, problem solve, and think than those
    who skip breakfast.

17
Morning Announcements
  • Wake Up and Exercise. Try stretching, jogging in
    place for one minute and doing ten pushups and
    sit ups. You will start the day feeling ready
    for action.
  • Did you make your move? Check out the bulletin
    board in the hallway outside the gym to see what
    activities you like to do.

18
Family Fitness Logs
  • Eat HealthyBe ActiveBe HappyBe Healthy
  • Free Prize to the First 25 Families that return
    the form by (insert date)
  • Join in the fun during the break and take the
    activity challenge.
  • Can your family find a way to be active and eat
    healthy each day of the break?
  • Complete the back side of this page and write in
    the activity your family did and the healthy
    foods you ate.

19
Family Fitness Log
Date Activity How Long Family Members Healthy Food
Mon Walk 30 min Dad, Rachel Carrots, Milk
Tues Basketball 60 min Dad, Mom, Billy
Wed
20
Family Fitness Log
21
Newsletters District/School
22
It Only Takes A Moment
  • Take the stairs at the mall instead of the
    escalator.
  • Ask to park the car at the end of the parking and
    briskly walk to the store.
  • Jog in place during commercials while watching
    TV.
  • Throw and catch a ball and see how many you can
    do consecutively without dropping the ball.
  • Turn on an exercise video or an exercise TV show
    to learn new moves.
  • Take a walk in the neighborhood and see how many
    different leaves you can collect.

23
It Only Takes A Moment
  • Suspend a rope two feet off the ground and see
    how many times you can move over and under the
    rope in 30 seconds. Challenge a friend or family
    member.
  • At the next birthday party you attend, ask to
    play an active outside game like tag, soccer or
    basketball.
  • Get up on the dance floor and move to the music.
    Any kind of dancing is good for your body.
  • Try doing 25 40 sit ups each day to strengthen
    your back and abdominal muscles. Remember to
    keep your knees bent and hands can be touching
    your shoulders instead of behind your head.

24
Family Fun/Challenge and Fitness Day
Healthy Communities Healthy Youth B e Healthy A
ctive S mart
25
Family Fun and Fitness Day
  • Each year Brunswick Acres School concludes the
    year with a celebration of our school community
    through a day filled with group games, individual
    and partner games and arts activities. The June
    celebration highlighted the Healthy Living and
    Learning initiative with a day of outside group
    and individual physical activities. The
    activities were conducted by 50 parent volunteers
    and the faculty and staff. Students participated
    in over 40 different activities that challenged
    their coordination, strength, cardiorespiratory
    endurance and flexibility in addition to using
    their cooperation skills. The day concluded with
    all students and faculty participating in a
    variety of fun active social dances.

26
Assessment ?Program Impact?
  • The planning team reviewed goals and activities
    along the way.
  • Collected information/data at the end of the year
    from students, faculty and parents
  • Developed Recommendations

27
K-1 Healthy Snacks
28
K-1 Bike Riding
29
Grades 2-5
1. Did you notice the healthy bulletin board in
the hallway outside the gym or the healthy tips
posters located throughout the school?
Grade Affirmative Response
2 58
3 41
4 72
5 63
30
Grades 2-5
2. Do you remember any of the morning messages
read three times a week?
Grade Affirmative Response
2 38
3 29
4 42
5 56
31
Grades 2-5
3. Describe what you did this year to increase
your physical activity.
Grade Sample Response
2 played soccer, rode scooter
3 jumped rope, exercised at home
4 family fitness log, played badminton w/dad
5 watched less TV, jogged w/mom
32
Grades 2-5
4. Describe a healthy change you made in what you
eat and drink.
Grade Sample Response
2 drank more water, ate bananas and milk
3 ate less chips, more carrots and cauliflower
4 ate baked chips, drank sugar free iced tea
5 ate more fruit and vegetables, less candy
33
Family Survey
This year the school adopted a goal to raise
awareness in our students, staff and families
about the importance of an active lifestyle and
healthy eating. To assess the success of our
goal we need to gather information from students,
staff and the families. We ask that you take
three minutes to complete the following survey
and drop it in the survey box located in the
large gym. Thank you for your help. 1. Circle
the grade level(s) of your child or children K
1 2 3 4 5 2. Were you aware that
Brunswick Acres School adopted a goal this year
to raise awareness in our school community about
the health benefits of increased activity and
healthy eating? Circle Yes 86 No 3. Did you
notice the articles on exercise and nutrition in
the monthly Brunswick Acres School
Newsletters? Circle Yes 94 No If yes, were they
of interest or helpful? Circle Yes 85 No 4.
Did you notice the bulletin board in the hallway
or posters placed throughout the school noting
tips for healthy eating and activity? Circle Yes 7
6 No 5. Did your child or children mention any
comments about the activities conducted at school
promoting healthy eating and increased
activity? Circle Yes 82 No Any additional
comments or suggestions are welcomed. You can
write them here or on the back of the survey.
34
Staff Survey
This year the school adopted a goal to raise
awareness in our students, staff and families
about the importance of an active lifestyle and
healthy eating. To assess the success of our
goal we need to gather information from students,
staff and the families. We ask that you take
three minutes to complete the following survey
and place it in Theresas mailbox by June 10th.
Thanks for your help. 1. Did you notice the
articles on exercise and nutrition in the monthly
Brunswick Acres School Newsletters? Circle Yes 93
No If yes, were they of interest or
helpful Circle Yes 100 No 2. Did you notice
the bulletin board in the hallway or posters
placed throughout the school noting tips for
healthy eating and activity? Circle Yes 100
No 3. Did your students mention any comments
about the activities conducted at school
promoting healthy eating and increased
activity? Circle Yes 60 No If yes, please
share some of the comments on the back of this
paper 4. Did you have an opportunity to increase
the activity level of your students or make a
change in their snack or lunch? Circle Yes 57
No If yes, can you describe what you did? 5.
Would you be interested in continuing with this
initiative next year? Circle Yes 89
No Additional comments or suggestions are
welcomed.
35
Anecdotal Comments and Noted Changes
  • The office staff reported a reduction in the
    amount of cake and candy left in the mailroom.
  • Monthly faculty breakfasts included low calorie
    and low fat foods.
  • The lunch room paraprofessionals reported that
    the students were eating more of the fruit
    offered on the lunch menu.
  • Classroom teachers encouraged healthy snacks with
    parents and students.
  • Several classroom teachers included physical
    activity in the morning meeting routine.
  • Each grade level had available a bag of equipment
    for lunchtime recess. Students used the
    equipment for kickball, touch football, soccer
    and jump rope games.
  • Students frequently commented to the physical
    education teachers and the nurse that they were
    eating healthy foods, drinking more water and
    being physically active outside of school.
  • Cafeteria services made healthy changes to the
    menu.

36
Thank You
  • Dear PTO Members,
  • We want to thank you again for your generous
    support toward the Healthy Active Living and
    Learning initiative through the purchase of the
    pedometers. We have received the pedometers and
    introduced them to the second grade classes and
    this week to the fourth and fifth grade classes.
    Ms. Cashmores class is using a set of the
    pedometers daily to motivate students to become
    active as part of a class goal for the year. Her
    students walk and record their progress as part
    of their daily routine along with learning in all
    subject areas.
  • All the students are excited about using this
    wonderful piece of technology and seeing what
    they have accomplished. During the next few
    weeks, the remaining classes and staff members
    will be introduced to the pedometers. December
    will bring the kickoff of the lunchtime Walking
    club to encourage students to be active during
    the winter months.
  • Thanks again for helping us achieve our school
    goal to increase awareness, physical activity and
    promote good eating. We are making every effort
    to fight the obesity epidemic that has become a
    health issue in our nation. We want our children
    to be able to make healthy choices that will lead
    them to be successful learners and enjoy a
    healthy future. Physical activity and good
    nutrition are the best preventative measures we
    can all take to lower our risk for disease. We
    know the pedometers will help our children to
    begin taking a step in the right direction.

37
Acknowledgement
  • The HALL initiative was recognized as an
    innovative program that positively impacted the
    school community through the designed activities
    and as a result received an award, a grant and
    was highlighted in a district newsletter.
  • The HALL initiative was the recipient of the 2005
    John W. Alexander Outstanding Project Award
    presented by the Association for Children of New
    Jersey. The award included 300.00 for funding
    future projects.

38
Resources
  • http//www.kidsrunning.com/
  • http//www.girlpower.gov/
  • http//www.goactive.com/
  • http//www.shapeup.org/
  • http//www.projectfitamerica.org/
  • Theresa Cone (conet_at_rowan.edu or
    tscone_at_comcast.net)

39
Healthy Heroes
  • Principal
  • Health Hero
  • 1
  • Student
  • Awarded
  • Hs
About PowerShow.com