The school year is officially in full swing, which means it’s a good time to take stock of the health and wellness of our region’s students.
The North Country Healthy Heart Network’s Creating Healthy Schools and Communities program works with schools in Franklin County to encourage healthy choices for both students and teachers. This year, we continue some of our key projects, which include greenhouse and gardening programs, staff wellness days, and programs that encourage kids to get outside and active.
One idea for schools is scheduling a Walk to School Day. This is a great way to encourage physical activity as well as independence and confidence. Plus, getting some gentle exercise in the morning helps kids arrive at school ready to learn.
Click here to download the Walk to School Days guidance provided by our partners, Safe Routes to School.
Another great resource is the infographic below, courtesy of Johns Hopkins University, which provides simple, easy to follow steps that can support a child’s health, from preschool through high school graduation.
If you want to learn more about how our CHSC program works with schools and communities to improve health and wellness, contact Heart Network Project Coordinator Kat Haney at (518) 891-5855 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to hear from you.
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