Content tagged with: active living

S.E.W. What? 10 Benefits of Physical Activity

S.E.W. What? is a blog series focusing on School Employee Wellness (S.E.W.), because hands down, employees are a school’s most important resource. No matter what your role, it is essential that you take care of yourself. You’re not the only one who will benefit from caring for yourself – the students and the entire school community will too. Many… Read more »

Healthy Steps for Healthy Lives Family Guide

Make Health a Family Affair! Now you can engage your students’ families in fun, hands-on learning with the Healthy Steps for Healthy Lives Family Guides! Available in English and Spanish, these colorful user-friendly guides will reinforce classroom lessons and make getting healthy a fun family affair. The new Take Healthy Steps for Healthy Lives Together… Read more »

Healthy Steps for Healthy Lives Family Guide Letter to Educators

This letter to educators introduces the Healthy Steps for Healthy Lives Family Guide. Schools play an integral role in teaching students about what it means to be healthy, and the family guide can help students and their families lead healthier lives. The Healthy Steps for Healthy Lives Family Guide is also available in Spanish, and was developed in partnership with… Read more »

Healthy Steps for Healthy Lives Implementation Tips for Family Guide

This tip sheet for the Healthy Steps for Healthy Lives Family Guide will help schools get started and make a plan for implementing the guide. It includes family engagement ideas, and ways to take action to help families lead healthier lives. The Healthy Steps for Healthy Lives Family Guide is also available in Spanish, and was developed in… Read more »

Healthy Steps for Healthy Lives Family Guide – English

The Healthy Steps for Healthy Lives Family Guide was created for families with children in grades K-6 as a 10-part guide to share valuable information customized to the ages of your children and their health needs. It is based on 10 healthy steps that can lead you and your family to a healthier lifestyle by focusing on eating healthy and being more active—together…. Read more »

Chronic Disease Prevention

Chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, arthritis, cancer, asthma and obesity are among the most common, costly and preventable of all health problems in the United States. The numbers are scary. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 7 out of 10 deaths among Americans each year are from chronic diseases, and treating people… Read more »