Coordinated School Health For Wellness Coordinator
Health Education For Wellness Coordinators, Health & Cafeteria Staff

Health Education

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SPARK has selected Healthy Lifestyle Choices (HLC) as our Health Education partner for grades PreK-8.

In addition, SPARK has partnered with ETR to provide the High School HealthSmart program for grades 9-12.

Healthy Lifestyle Choices:

HLC is a cross-curricular program with a behavioral focus that has been proven to significantly increase health knowledge and positively impact youth behaviors.

This comprehensive health education curriculum addresses goal setting and decision making as it relates to fitness, nutrition, conflict resolution, safety and substance-abuse prevention.

HLC’s curriculum is flexible and provides a variety of scheduling and implementation options for busy elementary teachers. The lessons can have their own “stand alone” time, or be integrated into other core subjects. HLC meets all of the National Health Education Standards, is easy to use, and requires few supplies.

Click here to view the Healthy Lifestyle Choices Elementary Scope & Sequence.

Click here to view the Healthy Lifestyle Choices Middle School Scope & Sequence.

Click here to see how CAMP BOOST lessons meet the National Health Education Standards.

Click here to view the HECAT Report for Healthy Lifestyle Choices.

Audience: Elementary classroom teachers, physical education specialists, after school and/or early childhood providers.

ETR High School HealthSmart:

High School HealthSmart is a comprehensive health education program that meets the National Health Education Standards, reflects the characteristics of effective health education curricula, and incorporates key knowledge and skill expectations detailed in the CDC’s Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT) for each grade level.

Click here to view the HECAT High School Scope & Sequence.

Click here to view the HECAT K-12 Healthy Behavior Outcomes by Lesson.

Click here to view the HECAT Report for HealthSmart High School.

Program Components:

1. Curriculum/Materials

HLC curriculum addresses five youth risk behaviors identified by the CDC as contributing to the leading causes of early disability and death in youth. Units include: Life Skills, Conflict Resolution, Nutrition, Substance Abuse Prevention, Safety and Fitness.

ETR High School HealthSmart is a comprehensive health education program that meets the National Health Education Standards, reflects the characteristics of effective health education curricula, and incorporates key knowledge and skill expectations detailed in the CDC’s Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT) for each grade level.

For more information on HLC and ETR curriculum/materials, Click Here.

2.  Training

HLC provides on-line training and web-based resources, including virtual trainings, color downloads, video games, parent information, password protected lesson updates/additions, media messages, answer keys to class activities, and current outcomes from external HLC evaluations.

ETR offers a 1-day (6 hr.) workshop providing an orientation to High School HealthSmart. The orientation covers the theory and research base of the curriculum, characteristics of effective health education curricula, HealthSmart content areas and curriculum components, key health skills, and how to use the innovative HealthSmart Lesson Planning Tool for designing a customized teaching plan.

For more information on HLC and ETR training, Click Here.

3.  Lifetime Support

For a program to work and last, ongoing consultation must be provided. SPARK is committed to extensive follow-up via their unique “SPARK Stars” institutionalization model, and myriad FREE value adds including lifetime support via 800 number and e-mail consultation, a monthly webinar series, social networking opportunities, and a monthly eNewsletter that includes SPARK updates and teaching tips. For more information on SPARK support, Click Here.

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